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October 26, 2021: District Attorney George Gascón Announces National Search for Director of Victim Services

Pamela Johnson, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today a national search for an expert in the field of victim services and trauma-informed care to lead the office’s Bureau of Victim Services.

“This new director will bring trauma-informed care to crime victims throughout Los Angeles County as they embark on the journey to becoming survivors,” District Attorney Gascón said. “My goal is to provide crime victims with clinical services that will help them through the healing process.”

“I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for authorizing this crucial position and for strengthening victim services for all residents of Los Angeles County by increasing the number of victim services representatives in my office,” District Attorney Gascón said.

The director will be responsible for leading, planning, organizing and evaluating the operations of the Bureau of Victim Services. This leader will implement innovative, groundbreaking programs to further evolve and grow victim services in the District Attorney’s Office.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the new position on September 15. For more information, click here:

Tiffiny Blacknell, Special Advisor to the District Attorney, will serve as interim director of the Bureau of Victim Services until the new director is selected.

The Bureau of Victim Services is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the United States, with nearly 100 victim services representatives who work in courthouses and police stations throughout the county and provide an array of services. Victim services representatives are available to assist victims in several languages. Services are provided free of charge and there is no legal residency or citizenship requirement.

For victim services, call 1-800-380-3811.