Public Safety and Victim Services Division


The Cal OES Criminal Justice/Emergency Management and Victims Services (PSVS) Branch is comprised of two divisions, the Criminal Justice/Emergency Management Division and the Victims Services Division.  These divisions administer more than $192 million in state and federal funds annually, in support of approximately 60 law enforcement/emergency management  and victim services programs.  Recipients of these programs are law enforcement, prosecutors, probation departments, community-based organizations, and non-governmental agencies.

  • Criminal Justice/Emergency Management Division (formerly Public Safety Branch)
    Within this division is the Criminal Justice Unit, the Emergency Management Grants Unit and the Public Safety Procurement Unit. These program areas concentrate on, but are not limited to, crime suppression; reducing gun violence; reducing crime lab backlogs;  postconviction DNA testing; comprehensive emergency management; and earthquake and tsunami hazards reduction and mitigation. 
  • Victim Services Division (formerly Victim Services Branch)
    Within the Victims Services Division are the Children's, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Victim/Witness Units. 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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