The District Attorney’s Office is working alongside all county agencies, cities and communities to keep you informed and safe during this time of unprecedented crisis.
The District Attorney’s Office maintains a hate crime hotline available for the reporting of hate-related crimes: 510-208-4824 (with outgoing messages in English, Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tagalog).
DA Nancy O'Malley: Hate Crimes in Alameda County
President of Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Carl Chan.
(Left: English, Right: Chinese)
During this period of unprecedented crisis, standing together and supporting each other as a community has never been more important. We are the 4th most diverse county in the United States. The sudden increase in hate fueling speech and criminal acts targeted against members of the Asian community, particularly against Chinese Americans, who live and work in Alameda County is entirely intolerable and against our values.  

There is no place in Alameda County for hate motivated conduct or hate driven words based on race, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Everyone has the right to be safe and protected. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office asks that any person who is victimized report the conduct. Witnesses to such actions are also asked to make a report.

Answers to frequently asked questions.

In response to the current pandemic of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), on March 16, 2020 the Alameda County Public Health Department issued a Shelter-In-Place Order requiring Alameda County residents, including the residents of Oakland, to remain in their homes except for certain designated exceptions; the Department has since extended shelter-in-place requirements through May 3, 2020. In addition, on March 19, 2020 Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order requiring all California residents to shelter in place except for those working in or accessing certain essential businesses or services.

While Shelter in Place measures are necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, they can pose serious risks for residents who are experiencing domestic and/or interpersonal violence while sheltering in place. These Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) are intended to clarify the current shelter-in-place requirements as they relate to residents facing domestic or other interpersonal violence. Oakland City Attorney, Barbara J. Parker and Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley jointly answer these FAQs:

  • What are the definitions of interpersonal and domestic violence?

  • Am I allowed to leave my residence if domestic or other interpersonal violence makes my home unsafe for me, my child, my pet, my parent, and/or another intimate or family member?

  • Do the shelter-in-place requirements mean domestic violence shelters, crisis intervention, and other support services are closed?

  • If I need to leave my residence because of domestic or other interpersonal violence, where can I go?

  • Can I seek a temporary restraining order (TRO) while the shelter-in-place orders are in effect?

  • I had a temporary restraining order (TRO) prior to the shelter in place declaration and I am worried it has since expired. What should I do?

  • I am not experiencing violence personally, but I believe I can hear a person or animal being abused. What can I do to help?

  • If I call the police because I or someone I know is being abused, will they ask about my immigration status?
The Alameda County Family Justice Center is open and ready to serve crisis needs for victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse, child abduction, elder and dependent abuse, and human trafficking. Staff will be at work, ready to assist those in critical need. We will also be able to quickly link individuals to resources for restraining orders and other emergency services.
Although courts are closed to the public through May 3, the District Attorney's Office remains open and staffed for essential work and to serve critical needs.

We are open and will answer the phones during regular business hours to answer your questions.

District Attorney Nancy O’Malley asks Alameda County residents to be on the lookout and report COVID-19 related price gouging under the broader protections ordered by Governor Newsom on Friday, April 3, 2020.    Read more...
We all have a key role to play!

Learn from the expert: Dr. Erica Pan, Alameda County Health Officer, explains how we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve.

The best way to stay safe is to stay home!
The United States is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease known as COVID-19 that has now been detected in worldwide, and communities everywhere are dealing with unprecedented challenges.

The Board of Supervisors has formally approved the reactivation of the Alameda County Disaster Relief Fund to enable Alameda County employees and people in the community to voluntarily make cash and/or online donations to benefit the victims of this unprecedented event.

Make it count! A reminder to complete the U.S. Census.

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. Responding to the 2020 Census is easy, safe, important, and is key to shaping the future of communities. The Census Bureau is strongly encouraging the public to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. You can respond online or by phone in English or 12 other languages. There are also 59 non-English language guides and videos (plus American Sign Language) available on
Alameda County Courts Case Portal: For information pertaining to specific cases.

Criminal Docket Finder: Find out when the next court date is for a particular case.

Inmate Locator: Find out the custody status of a person.

Alameda County DA's Office website: View up-to-date news and information about the office at our website.

Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) website: The ACFJC is a 1-stop location that provides victims of crime with legal, health, and support services, and the opportunity for physical and psychological safety, recovery and well-being.