District attorneys from five California counties, including Alameda, have released a two-part podcast discussing the impact of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault during the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders.
The podcast notes that victims of abuse may not know where or how to find help during the statewide shutdown, but that district attorney offices throughout the state remain available to provide services.
In part one of the podcast, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, and her colleagues from Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties, discuss victim’s rights and how their offices are providing resources and services during the stay-at-home order. To view part one, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjcYBig6aRU.
In part two, Patricia Giggans, executive director of Peace Over Violence, joins the DAs for a discussion of domestic violence and sexual assault. To view part two, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzfdCjHDU5A&t=1s.