The Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council (DVC) provides leadership in the creation and support of a victim/survivor-centered, coordinated countywide approach to addressing intimate partner violence. The DVC is housed in the Health Promotion Bureau of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The Domestic Violence Council holds a General Meeting on the third Tuesday of every month at 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. (see Announcements for exceptions). The General Meeting features presentations and discussions on a wide variety of topics relating to domestic violence. There are also six (6) committees that meet regularly. The public is welcome to attend all meetings. Refer to the links below for details.
  • In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we honor the following individuals:
    • Kendall Evans, winner of the Betty Fisher Award
    • Genethia Hudley-Hayes for Excellence in Public Service
    • Krysta Warfield for Excellence in Service
    • Mercy Fresno for Excellence in Volunteer Service
  • The Los Angeles Regional Policy Committee will be meeting at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) for the rest of the year. The address is 1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles.

Reaching Out Booklet
This booklet is a resource for anyone impacted by intimate partner violence (also called domestic violence). It replaces the DVCís previous booklet, It Shouldn't Hurt to Go Home. A second printing is in process; we have already distributed 10,000 hard copies!

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911.

If you or someone you know needs support, shelter or other services, call for assistance: Printable list of domestic violence agency hotlines serving Los Angeles County:

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