On Monday, Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton joined other District Attorneys in the Bay Area to issue a statement condemning the recent violence against Asian Americans.
Becton joined Lori Frugoli (Marin County), Jeff Rosen (Santa Clara County), Nancy O’Malley (Alameda County), Stephen Wagstaffe (San Mateo County) and Chesa Boudin (San Francisco)
According to the joint statement of Bay Area District Attorneys:
“We stand in unity with our communities to decry the targeted violence against Asian Americans, especially older Asian Americans. We urge all members of our community to report to the police if a crime is committed against them or someone they know. We commit that the Victim Witness Advocates in each of our offices will provide support and where we can, resources to those who are victims. Even if the perpetrator is not identified or caught, we will still provide vital services to address the trauma suffered by the victim.”
The Victim Witness Assistance Program is available to assist victims of crime at 925-957-8650.