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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.”

Supervisor Avalos to Host Noontime Mother’s Day Press Conference Today, May 4th

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Fighting San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos will stand up for funding for Domestic Violence services today at City Hall.

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There he is, out there in Civic Center last year:

 

Mothers Stand Up for Funding for Domestic Violence Services
Budget Chair Avalos and Other City Electeds Join Mothers to Protect
Life-Saving Services
San Francisco – Days before Mother’s Day and just a few weeks before Mayor Newsom submits his budget to the Board of Supervisors, a consortium of domestic violence advocates and the mothers they serve will hold a press conference urging the Mayor NOT to make devastating cuts to City programs serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking.
WHAT:        Mother’s Day Press Conference
WHEN:        Tuesday, May 4th, 12:00 pm
WHERE:       Goodlett Street Steps, City Hall; 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett
Place, San Francisco
Amidst a $487 million deficit, the Mayor has issued budget instructions to
the Department on the Status of Women to reduce their budget by $654,810,
and up to an additional 10% contingency amounting to $982,314.
To meet the Mayor’s mandate, program cuts include:
·  25.3 % cut to Violence Against Women Prevention and Intervention (VAW)
Grants
·  Additional 4.7% cut (for a total of 30%) to emergency shelter and
transitional housing
·  Additional 16% cuts (for a total of 41.75%) to all other programs
Programs such as La Casa de las Madres, Mary Elizabeth Inn, Donaldina
Cameron House, SF Women Against Rape, Arab Cultural and Community Center,
WOMAN, Inc., and Community Youth Center are under severe threat.
“Deep cuts to our system of services for victims of violence against women
will leave our mothers and children under severe risk of further harm,”
said Supervisor Avalos.  “When we cut vital prevention services, like
domestic violence services, we will see a larger budget impact to public
safety departments responding to emergencies.”