Coordinator: Deputy District Attorney Leon Kousharian
All adult and child sexual assault and/or sexual abuse referrals go to our Special Victim Unit in the targeted prosecution division. The attorneys assigned to the Special Victim Unit receive specialized training in sexual assault offenses. The attorneys assigned to the Special Victim Unit are required to coordinate the forensic interviews conducted at the Jeannette Prandi Children's Center. The attorneys also work closely with our victim advocates and meet regularly with the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for case reviews and ongoing training. The Special Victim Unit will also receive for review child exploitation cases, particularly child pornography cases.
The Special Victim Unit also handles child stealing cases. The Unit assists in enforcing court-ordered or statutory child custody when,
- there are grounds to believe the crime of child abduction has occurred, and
- the parent who seeks enforcement is a resident of Marin County.
The Unit assists in enforcing court-ordered visitation rights when the parent who seeks enforcement is a Marin County resident.