Protecting Children & Seniors

The Attorney General has a responsibility for protecting children and seniors from harm. This responsibility comes in many forms:

  • Investigating and prosecuting physical elder abuse committed by employees against patients in elder care facilities.
  • Investigating and prosecuting skilled nursing homes, hospitals, and residential care facilities for adopting policies or promoting practices that lead to neglect and poor quality of care.
  • Conducting surprise, on-site inspections of California's skilled nursing facilities.
  • Enforcing Megan's Law, which gives access to information on more than 63,000 persons required to register in California as sex offenders.
  • Providing information from the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) to aid Law Enforcement and Child Welfare Agencies.

The goal is simple - to prevent the unscrupulous and the criminal from preying on the most vulnerable among us.

Missing Persons Unit

The Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit helps law enforcement agencies locate missing persons or identify unknown live and deceased persons. Services include:

  • Searchable database for missing persons
  • Publication of missing person bulletins and monthly posters (Subscribe to Bulletins)
  • Compilation of missing persons statistics