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.

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

COVID-19 Updates
  • Intimate Partner Service Providers, including Shelters, Legal and Support Services, remain available remotely for those in need. See a comprehensive and up-to-date list here.
  • Refer to our Reaching Out Booklet for more resources. You can download additional languages of Reaching Out below.
  • If you need to locate a Domestic Violence Shelter, please call the DV Hotline at (800) 978-3600 or through 211.
  • Download a list of Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Shelter 24-hour Hotlines (PDF) .
  • DPH has guidance for addressing Covid-19 in numerous settings. If you have questions about what to do or how to best prepare, please check the DPH website by clicking here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus. Please note that guidance for DV Shelters is under "Congregate Living."
  • Daily emails with links to available COVID-19 resources available here.
Announcements
  • The Office of the Domestic Violence Council is open and operating remotely Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. If you would like to receive our daily email updates or you would like to contact us, please email: dvc@ph.lacounty.gov or call (213) 974-2799. NOTE: The Office of the Domestic Violence Council does not provide direct services. However, domestic violence agencies in Los Angeles County continue to be available to provide direct service. Please call the LA County DV Hotline at 800-978-3600 to reach a DV Agency. The hotline is available 24/7.
Hotlines
If you or someone you know needs support, shelter or other services, call for assistance: 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 new printing is in process; we have already distributed nearly 20,000 hard copies! Meetings
CANCELLATION NOTICE: All meetings are cancelled until further notice. We will be working on reconnecting remotely.

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). There are also six (6) committees that meet regularly. The public is welcome to attend all meetings. Refer to the links below for details.
  • Calendar
  • Agendas and Minutes
  • 2020 Meeting Schedule - rev2 (PDF) Revision 2 release notes: April LA Regional Policy Committee meeting time correction.
    Please remember to refer to the agenda for any location, date, or time changes.
  • Join our email list for notices and updates about all our meetings and daily (or as needed) informational emails about community events, job postings, trainings, etc. Email us at: dvc@ph.lacounty.gov.

Contact us

phone: (213) 974-2799
email: dvc@ph.lacounty.gov

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