The Special Victims Unit prosecutes crimes of a sexual nature against both adults and children, cases that involve the physical abuse or endangerment of a child, and domestic violence cases involving violence between intimate partners as well as family violence.  The Unit also handles any homicide related to a sex crime, crime against a child or domestic violence.  

Attorneys in the Special Victims Unit have caseloads that include everything from Violations of Orders of Protection to Homicides. Some attorneys in the the unit works closely with the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) Unit of the police department as well as many other collaborative agencies outside the CAO.  The unit also has a 24/7 on-call attorney available to the police department.