Posts Tagged ‘advocate’

SFPD Goes SVU: San Francisco Police Department Announces the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

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“San Francisco Police Announce the Formation of a New Special Victims Investigations Unit
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San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr is proud to announce the formation of the first ever San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Special Victims Unit (S.V.U.).

For the first time in SFPD history, various investigative units have been assembled in one office to focus on the sensitive nature of crimes where in the victims have suffered the effects of Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse & Exploitation or Sex Crimes. A majority of these victims are women, children or elderly.

Additional investigative assignments within the S.V.U. are: Human Trafficking, Stalking, Sexual Offender Registration Program, Financial Crimes and Missing Persons. The centralizing of these respective investigative disciplines will provide the public with better access to police and victims’ services. The “La Casa De Las Madres” advocate office is located in the S.V.U. office lobby. This in one example of the critical partnerships between the SFPD and the many victims advocates such as: Woman Against Rape, Institute of Aging, Trauma Recovery Center, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, W.O.M.A.N. Inc., Domestic Violence Consortium, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and S.F. Women Against Rape.”

The Sunset District’s Very Own Jackie Speier Takes On Stephen Colbert and Wins

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

You know United States Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D - CA 12th District), right? She represents the people in San Francisco’s Sunset District (in addition to a lot of folks down San Mateo County way). Well won’t they be proud when they see how she acquitted herself against the likes of Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report.

Check out the video interview over at Capital Notes, courtesy of KQED’s John Myers.

Is she skateboarding the Halls of Congress? Yes.  

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Go Jackie, go!

“Being gay is not a disease,” responded Speier sternly. “It’s a sexual orientation. So there is nothing to fix.”