Sexual Assault Unit
Frank Crowley Courts Building - 133 N. Riverfront Boulevard, LB 19, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 653-3600 • Fax: (214) 653-5774
The sexual assault unit is a specialized division of the District Attorney’s Office dedicated to prosecuting perpetrators of sexual assault. This specialized unit is comprised of specially trained prosecutors, investigators and victim advocates who are dedicated to seeking justice for those who have survived crimes of sexual assault.
This unit handles all cases of sexual assault occurring to victims who are at least 17 years of age or older, regardless of the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. It was created to specifically address victim service issues and to provide a heightened level of expertise to these serious cases. The members of this unit also serve as active members in the Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition and the Sexual Assault Response Team in a multi-disciplinary team effort to meet regularly with community partners such as law enforcement, forensic specialists, advocates and sexual assault exam nurses to provide training and participate in crime prevention and education efforts.
Research shows that every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. Sexual assault has become more common than smoking. In the U.S., 51.1% of sexual assaults were committed by an intimate partner. One in five Texas women are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. Sexual violence is frequently used by an offender to demonstrate power and maintain control. Over 200 cases of adult related sexual assault were filed with the District Attorney’s Office last year.
Felony Administrative Chief Carmen White oversees the unit.
To make a report of sexual assault, please call your local law enforcement agency.
You do not need to make a report to law enforcement in order to receive medical treatment for sexual assault. You may receive specialized medical care at the following hospitals:
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75235
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
Methodist Hospital, Dallas
1441 N Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX 75203
You may also call:
|National Domestic Violence Hotline
||(800) 799-SAFE (7233)
|National Sexual Assault Hotline
||(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
|Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
|Parkland Victim Intervention Program/Rape Crisis
|The Family Place
|Genesis Women’s Shelter