Public Safety and Victim Services Division


The Cal OES Public Safety and Victims Services (PSVS) Division is comprised of two branches, the Public Safety Branch and the Victims Services Branch.  These branches administer more than $192 million in state and federal funds annually, in support of approximately 55 law enforcement and victim services programs.  Recipients of these programs are law enforcement, prosecutors, probation departments, community-based organizations, and non-governmental agencies.

  • Public Safety Branch
    Within the Public Safety Branch is the Criminal Justice Section and the Public Safety Procurement Section. These program areas concentrate on, but are not limited to, suppressing criminal activity; reducing gang activity; reducing gun violence; reducing crime lab backlogs; and postconviction DNA testing.
  • Victim Services Branch
    Within the Victims Services Branch are the Children's, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Victim/Witness Sections. This Branch provides funding to programs serving victims of crime in California, including but not limited to, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and all violent crime types. Working with community stakeholders, the Victim Services Branch partners with Tribal Governments, law enforcement, district attorney offices, Courts and community based organizations in an effort to provide quality services to all victims in the aftermath of crime.
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