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Asking for a Moment of Silence - Noon, April 23, 2020

Join us for a moment of silence at Noon on Thursday, April 23 for the families of victims of crime. In this video, Pastor Kevin White and 19-year Victim Witness employee Lisa Acosta share their tribute to the victims and witnesses during this 2020 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.

National Crime Victims Rights Week 2020

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this National Crime Victims Rights Week we are unable to get together in person to celebrate and remember the lives and the families of those affected by crime. We still wanted to let you know how important you are to the work that we do. Enjoy the video!

Public Service Announcement Regarding Seniors and COVID-19

Deputy District Attorney Janet Smith gives helpful information on how seniors can protect themselves during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Public Service Announcement from the San Joaquin County Family Justice Center

Suzanne Schultz, Program Manager of the Family Justice Center, give some great advice on how to cope and and services that are available during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Family Justice Center: (209) 468-2600 Victim Witness Services: (209) 468-2500

District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar Speaks on AB 2978

District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, with Assemblyman Phil Ting, speaking about her support of AB 2978 at yesterday's announcement at the Capitol Building.

2019 YLA Graduation Ceremony

District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar presents the 2019 class of the Youth Leadership Academy of San Joaquin County with a commencement speech and thank you's. Lisa Acosta presents the graduation certificates followed by speeches from the students themselves.

Senior Awareness Day 2019

This year’s annual Senior Awareness Day is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. The theme will be “Explore our World.” Please join the District Attorney's Office in celebrating this occasion!

Drive Smart to Stay Safe

It could happen to you. This CHP Start Smart video shows the real life consequences when you do not drive smart to stay safe. Video depicts the tragic loss of three teenagers and the aftermath.

2019 5K Walk & Run Kickoff

District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar kicked off 2019 Victims' Rights Week with our First Annual 5K Walk & Run

KATM-FM Radio Interview for Child Abuse Prevention Month

KAT Country Radio interviewed Assistant District Attorney Kristine Reed and Deputy District Attorney Robert Martinelli about Child Abuse and how the DA's Office is working to prevent it.

International Women's Day 2019

The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office celebrates International Women's Day 2019! Look for greetings in English, Spanish, Punjabi, and Russian!

Is Your Soul for Sale?

Family Crimes Coordinator Suzanne Schultz takes a comprehensive look at the dark world of the Human Sex Trafficking industry and its impact on the lives of those affected by it. Please be aware this 50-minute program is graphic in nature. Graphic images and graphic language are contained in the presentation. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. BEFORE YOU VIEW THE VIDEO go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTEO to see what you know - AFTER YOU VIEW THE VIDEO go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HTEO1 to see what you've learned.

Illegal Fireworks Press Conference

San Joaquin County has formed an Illegal Fireworks Task Force comprised of local fire and law enforcement agencies in the County. The goals of the task force are to 1) educate the public about the laws relating to illegal fireworks, and 2) to enhance enforcement efforts within the County. Any fireworks that do not carry the “safe and sane” seal on the label are illegal in the State of California. Please be safe this 4th of July Holiday!

Ralph Womack Talks Project Navigate.Constructive Change

In this video, Ralph Womack, Navigator for Project Navigate.Constructive Change talks about the program and what it is accomplishing. Project Navigate.Constructive Change was originally pursued by District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, who proposed a prevention program. Beginning in June 2015, Project Navigate.Constructive Change came into being with its mission to identify youngsters getting into the system at an early stage and assessing if services could steer them elsewhere.

Supervising DDA Mark Dennings Discusses Successful Gang Prosecution

Set up in 1995, the San Joaquin County Gang Suppression Task Force has been moving forward with reducing the incidences of violent crimes from gang members. Supervising Deputy District Attorney Mark Dennings gives us a rundown.

The Choice is Yours

This powerful program contains actual 911 audio, crime scene and injury photos, defines teen dating violence, gives warning signs, statistics, explains the cycle of violence, and provides tips for a safety plan and resources for assistance. "The Choice Is Yours", a proactive teen dating violence prevention program, was introduced to the San Joaquin County schools initially during the 2006-2007 academic year. Since then it has been presented to thousands of students, teachers, administrators, and support personnel all over San Joaquin County

Love You to Death

This movie, which was released in November 2010, is intended as a follow-up to "The Choice is Yours", which discusses the warning signs of abusive relationships. It shows the ultimate risk a person faces when they choose to stay in an abusive relationship. This movie shares the stories of three mothers who share four things in common: 1.They all were mothers to beautiful daughters. 2.Their daughters were attracted to and dated "bad boys". 3.Their daughters were murdered by their "bad boys". 4.All of the murders occurred here in San Joaquin County. The movie contains 911 tapes, graphic crime scene and autopsy photos, the stories of the lives of the victims before, and leading up to, their final days. Viewer Discretion is Advised.

Business Tips for Avoiding Embezzlement

San Joaquin County business owners continue to suffer huge financial losses due to embezzlement by people with access to their books. Deputy District Attorney Stephen E. Taylor offers some basic tips to help business owners avoid this costly problem.

CASE Program: Communities Against Senior Exploitation

Chief Deputy District Attorney Sherri Adams talks about the San Joaquin CASE Program and some of the practical information for seniors that it provides.

Family Justice Center

Suzanne Schultz talks about the San Joaquin County Family Justice Center and how it is an important service for victims of crime.

Kids in Court

Made just for kids! Scared about going into the courtroom and talking? Don't be afraid. This video shows you everything you need to know from talking at the Child Advocacy Center, to what a Bailiff in a courtroom does. Come watch with us!