Chiu calls for hearing on crime victim services

Following a rash of attacks on people in the southeast part of The City, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu wants to examine how The City provides services to victims of crimes, how coordinated the efforts are and what are the shortcomings.

At Tuesday’s board meeting, Chiu said he would be holding a hearing at the board’s Public Safety Committee, which he chairs, “to review how our city provides and coordinates services to crime victims. From my experience as a former prosecutor as well as interacting with crime victims in the wake of incidences earlier this year in the southeast part of our city where crime victim after crime victim came to our office to express their frustration in being able to access various city services, being able to provide information to law enforcement and otherwise receive services from out city.”

The hearing will include city departments coming to the committee to “explain what sort of services they provide and what sort of gaps they believe exist between the city and various crime victims,” Chiu said.

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