Special Victims Bureau

Administrative Division

Investigations Division

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Major Crimes Division

Operations Division

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Trial Division


Kenneth Appelbaum
Bureau Chief
Assistant District Attorney

The assistant district attorneys in the Special Victims Bureau are responsible for the prosecution of every felony case that involves sex crimes, child abuse or elder abuse. Experienced, senior assistants participate in early case enhancement through the riding program by meeting with victims at the outset of the case, whether at the hospital, the precinct, or in the District Attorney’s Office. By responding to cases on call at the earliest stage, assistants can establish a supportive relationship with victims and ensure successful prosecution of this special category of cases.

The assistants in the Special Victims bureau have been specially trained in the handling of sex crimes and child abuse cases and keep their cases from indictment through trial to ensure that each case is successfully prosecuted. Most of the assistants have attended national training programs on these issues and the bureau conducts occasional seminars on subjects of interest in the field, bringing doctors and psychologists to inform the assistant district attorneys about developments in proof of these cases.

The bureau keeps all Special Victims Bureau felony cases from indictment through trial.







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