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Survivor & Victim Support Services

Certain crimes, such as domestic violence and special victims [SM1] cases, carry additional trauma and difficulties and as such the District Attorney’s Office is pleased provide additional support in the form of our Victim Services program. In such cases, Victim Services staff will provide kind and caring support to help you as the case proceeds through the criminal justice process. Social workers and case manager staff will spend time with you to explain the processes, to listen to your concerns, to advocate for your needs, and connect you to other helpful programs for medical care, counseling, or other types of victim assistance in the community. This does not have to be a confusing experience for you. Your voice matters and we are here to help make that happen. We coordinate with the prosecutor assigned to the case to make it easier on you. An award-winning program delivering victim advocacy services since the 1980’s.


  • Counseling support
  • Advocacy
  • Support attending hearings and trials
  • Referrals to community-based services

Am I Eligible?

Anyone who is a victim of a person crime, especially those being prosecuted by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, is eligible for victim services. We customarily work with victims of sexual assault, child physical or sexual abuse, and domestic violence. We also work with family members of homicide victims and for similar cases in juvenile court.

Services are not limited solely to these crimes, however, and there is no cost for services.

Victim Services Contacts

David DeTorres, MSW, LCSW

Phone Number (385) 468-7565

Victim Services Program

Downtown Office

Phone Number (385) 468-7570

Mailing Address 2nd Floor Salt Lake County District Attorney Office 35 East 500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Victim Services Program

West Jordan Office

Phone Number (385) 468-7570

Mailing Address 1st Floor Salt Lake County District Attorney Office 8090 South 1825 West West Jordan 84088

Amy Kershisnik, MSW, LCSW

College Internships: BSW Undergraduate Students & MSW Graduate Students

Phone Number (385) 468-7554