The Crimes Against Women and Families Division is responsible for prosecuting all criminal cases involving sexual crimes and domestic violence. This unit was developed to provide individual and specialized treatment of these sensitive cases. Eight full time attorneys and an investigator work closely with law enforcement to prosecute these cases vigorously. The unit works in cooperation with our Victim Advocate’s Unit to offer a variety of services and to support the victim during all phases of the prosecution.
The Crimes Against Women and Families Unit primarily prosecutes violent crimes, including, assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another who is or was residing in the same single dwelling unit. Family or household member is defined as spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have resided together at any time.