Office of the State Attorney

Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida




Special Victims Unit

  • The Special Victims Unit has veteran prosecutors who deal with crimes against victims such as children and the elderly. These cases can be very involved and our staff is dedicated to handling these matters that often require special attention. 

    Reports of physical or sexual abuse are received by the State Attorney’s office from either a law enforcement agency or the Department of Children and Families.

    Our Special Victims Unit also utilizes specialized victim advocates within the State Attorney's Office. They assist victims and their families through the criminal justice process and provide other services or referrals to crime victims.



    Where to report abuse/crime against children:

    § Central Abuse Registry Hotline 1-800-962-2873

    § Department of Children and Families

    § Local Law Enforcement





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