The California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General (AG) represents the people of California, State Officers, state departments, boards and commissions in legal matters. The AG's office also assists District Attorneys, federal and international criminal justice agencies, as well as provides support for California's local law enforcement community, statewide narcotics enforcement efforts and participates in criminal investigations of various types. AG establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Californians from fraudulent, unfair and illegal activities that victimize consumers or threaten public safety and enforces the laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources.
Advance fee loan finders, Affirmative Action/Civil rights, Antitrust matters, Appropriate dispute resolution assistance, Cases pertaining to Medi-Cal, community care facilities, adoption hearings, etc., Charitable trusts, Complaint filing assistance on cases being handled by Attorney General, Consumer information pamphlets, Contract wording in violation of California state law, Crime prevention center, Employment discrimination/sex-biased wage discrimination, Fraud of any kind, Just compensation for damages or property taken by state agencies, Lawsuits filed against state agencies, Price fixing, Sweepstakes, Telephone sales and scams (900 numbers),and Travel promoters.
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of the Attorney General
Public Inquiry Unit
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
(800) 952-5225 (CA Callers)
(916) 322-3360 (Out of State)
(916) 323-5341 (fax)
(800) 952-5548 (TDD in CA)
(916) 327-5564 (TDD Out of State)
English TTY/TDD (800) 735-2929
Spanish TTY/TDD (800) 855-3000
Voice (800) 735-2922
Los Angeles Office
300 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The AG's office also has an "Unidentified Persons Unit" for missing persons, where consumers can speak directly with staff.
Missing Children's Hotline:
The Attorney General’s Megan’s Law Web site lists designated registered sex offenders in California.
Registered Sex Offenders (Megan’s Law)
Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center
See also: Consumer's Resource Handbook
Other referrals: "Attorney General (Recent Consumer Actions)"