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The Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council provides leadership in the creation and support of a victim/survivor-centered, coordinated countywide, approach to addressing intimate partner violence


On April 29, 1979 the Board of Supervisors established the Domestic Violence Council. Comprised of members from shelter agencies, community groups, the courts, law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office, L.A. City Attorney’s office, Public Defender, and Health Services, the DVC facilitates interdepartmental coordination of services, reviews legislation, and serves as a forum to raise public awareness of services and develop strategies with the public and private sectors to stem the incidence of domestic violence. The DVC conducts public awareness campaigns and offers domestic violence trainings for professionals in the field. It also provides an opportunity to study the problem of domestic and family violence in Los Angeles County, and makes recommendations regarding public information, training, legislation, education, and subsequent program development in these areas. In addition, the DVC identifies funding to strengthen existing programs and bring services into communities that lack them. Standing committees of the DVC focus on legal issues, legislation, LGBT, shelter services and religion as each pertain to domestic violence. The DVC welcomes and elects members who demonstrate substantial involvement in domestic violence issues, and each member has the endorsement of an organization devoted to serving people affected by domestic violence in Los Angeles County.


(800) 799-7233


(800) 978-3600






Central LA, Gateway Cities, SouthBay, Westside & SFV, SGV, Pomona, Antelope & Santa Clarita Valleys list

Child Abuse Treatment Programs list - Countywide


Please click on the links below to view most current DV Stats…


Attorney General’s Office of California

Los Angeles County Sheriff


City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Department





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Olivia G. Rodriguez

*Michele L. Daniels

Executive Director



Pat Butler

Diane Franklin

TuLynn Smylie

Ana Interiano

First Vice Chair

Second Vice Chair




Shelter Directors

Shelter Directors





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Michael Gargiulo

Nancy Volpert

Terra Slavin

Giovanna Martinez





Legislative Issues

Legislative Issues

LGBT Issues

LGBT Issues






Gail Pincus

Rachelle Neshkes

Bernita Walker

Sandra Schooley







Religion & DV

Religion & DV

on Systems

on Systems









        Kate Marr

        Monica Kane








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For free copies of this
20-page handbook
please contact:

(handbook also available in Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Loatian, Russian, Spanish & Vietnamese)

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Domestic Violence Council
500 West Temple St., Room B-50
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-2799

Click here to download & print

DV handbook in English


Click here to download & print

DV handbook in Spanish


For better print results, double side print the attached handbooks…

From the introduction…

“If you are a victim of domestic violence, now is the time to start thinking about protecting yourself and those

who count on you for safety. FACTS: Every year in the United States there are over 3 million incidents of

domestic violence. This means that every nine seconds someone is beaten by their domestic partner! Every

year over 4,000 victims of domestic violence are killed. A large majority of domestic violence victims are

women. Domestic violence causes more injuries to women in the USA between the ages of 15 and 44 than

car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Nearly a third of the women who seek care from hospital

emergency rooms are there for injuries resulting from domestic violence. The fact that you are reading this

handbook is a very good sign! It means that you are seriously considering your situation. We hope you will

begin to explore the options that are available to you.”

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DV Training Information

The following Domestic Violence Training is available in 2014


Please contact each organization directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

*This page will be updated upon receipt of new trainings!

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El Domestic Violence Council de Los Ángeles de Violencia Doméstica proporciona el mando en creación y apoyar y coordinado para impedir y responder a la violencia doméstica.


El 29 de Abril de 1979 los Supervisores del Condado de Los Angeles estableció el Consejo de Violencia Doméstica. Consistiren de miembros de agencias de refugio, grupos de comunidad, los tribunales, aplicación de la ley, la Procuraduría de Ciudad, Defensor Público, y Seguridad Social, el Domestic Violence Council facilita, coordinación interdepartamental de servicios, revisiones de legislación, y sirve como un foro para levantar la conciencia pública de servicios y desarrolle estrategias con el público y sectores privados para provenir la frecuencia de violencia doméstica. El Domestic Violence Council conduce la campaña de entrenamiento pública y ofrece formaciones de violencia doméstica para profesionales en el condado.

Esto también proporciona una oportunidad de estudiar el problema de violencia doméstica y la violencia de familia en el Condado de Los Ángeles, y hace

recomendaciones a información pública, entrenamiento, legislación, educación, y desarrollo de programa subsecuente en estas áreas. Además, el Domestic Violence Council identifica la financiación para reforzar programas que existentes y traer servicios en comunidades que carecen de ellos. Comités permanentes de el foco de Domestic Violence Council son; cuestiones legales, legislación, LGBT, servicios de refugio y religión cuando cada uno pertenece a la violencia doméstica. El Domestic Violence Council da la bienvenida y decide a miembros que demuestran la participación sustancial en cuestiones de violencia domésticas, y cada miembro tiene el endoso de una organización dedicada a la gente que sirve afectada por la violencia doméstica en el Condado de Los Ángeles.

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***If you are in immediate danger, CALL 911***

Free hotline for Los Angeles County residents: 1-800-978-3600

National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)


211 County of Los Angeles Information / help

311 City of Los Angeles Information / help



EPIC Service Directory - Find shelters, legal help, counseling, services for sexual assault , child & elder abuse.







Immigration Legal Resource Center


Children's Bureau


National Immigration Law Center


Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN)



Confidential Address Program:


Legal Momentum’s Immigrant Women Program


Safe at Home



Culturally-Specific Services: (U-Visa information)


Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)

Legal/Court Information:


Jewish Family Services


LADA Victim-Witness Assistance Program


YWCA of Glendale


Los Angeles County Commission for Women


L.A. Gay Center


Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Shelter and Services represented on the Council:


Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles


Shelters in Los Angeles County


Public Council Law Center




LA Youth: the newspaper by and about teens


Office of Women’s Health


Peace Over Violence


Violence Intervention Program (VIP)




East Los Angeles Women’s Center


Homeboy Industries


Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women


Break the Cycle


Los Angeles City Department on Disability


Attorney General – Teen Dating Violence


Los Angeles County Commission on Disabilities

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Confidential Address Program:


Safe at Home

County Resources:


Community and Senior Services


Inter-Agency Commission on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN)



Philanthropy News Digest from the Foundation Center

Statistics and Information:


UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge



40-Hour Domestic Violence Training


DV Training from Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

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Annual Bill Summary from the DVC Legislative Committee

Online Resources:


California Legislative Portal

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Handbook for victims:


“It Shouldn’t Hurt to Go Home”

Informative websites:


California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV)


Family Violence Prevention Fund


Feminist Majority Foundation


National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)




Los A service provided by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department County



Los Angeles County Sheriff John L. Scott


In partnership with the VINE Company


For Inmate Information call VINE Toll Free:

También disponible en español


 VINE Registration Information: before calling the VINE hotline, please have the following


Information ready:


1)Inmate Name 2)Inmate Booking Number 3)Your four digit PIN Code *(click here for info)


What is VINE?


Victim Information and Notification Everyday:


VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-based telephone program that provides victims of


crime two important services: information and notification.




For inmate custody information, call 1-877-VINE4-LA (1-877-846-3452) and follow the


prompts. Callers use basic information to search the VINE database. VINE will quickly tell


the caller if the inmate is still in custody and provide custody location. Victims may call


VINE from any touchtone phone, any time, to check on an inmate's custody status.


Click here for a listing of phone numbers for: Victim Assistance Services




Callers may then choose to register for an automated notification call when an inmate is


released or transferred. To register, callers simply enter the phone number, including area code, where they want to be reached. Callers will then be asked to enter a Personal


Identification Number (PIN) for use during notification. The service will automatically call


when one of the above events occurs.


Los Angeles County VINE Service - Questions and Answers:


How do I participate in the VINE program?


To find an inmate or register for notification, you must call the VINE hotline directly from a


touch-tone phone. También disponible en español - cuando llame, seleccione la opción


en español.


What is a PIN?


The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a four digit number chosen by the caller to be


used to stop notification calls from VINE. The PIN should be a number that is easy to


remember. Entering a PIN is the only way to confirm and stop VINE notification calls.


What if I'm not at home or my phone is busy when VINE calls?


The VINE service will keep trying to reach you. If there is no answer or the line is busy,


VINE will continue to call every half hour for 24 hours. VINE will leave a message on an


answering machine, but will continue to call every two hors for the 24-hour period. Since


VINE calls automatically when an inmate's custody status changes, release or transfer


notification calls may come in the middle of the night.


Can I register more than one telephone number with VINE?


Yes. You may provide two numbers to VINE during a registration call. Your family, friends,


and other concerned persons may also check on offender status and register for


notification. Each registration is separate and requires a PIN.


Does VINE guarantee my safety? 


No. The VINE program is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to inmate


information and to alert you when an inmate's custody status changes. Do not depend


solely on VINE or any other program for your safety. If you feel that you may be at risk,


take precautions as if the offender has already been released.


Which inmates are monitored by the VINE service?


Only inmates in custody within the Los Angeles County Jail System will be included in the


Los Angeles County VINE service.


How do I discontinue the service?


If there has been a phone number entered incorrectly and/or there are calls to persons not


requiring or no longer needing this service, please contact the Inmate Reception Center


Records Head Clerks Office, at (213) 893-5758, for the procedure to be discontinued.

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L.A. County Shelters & Non-shelter Service Providers


1736 Family Crisis Center * (2nd & 4th dist)


Jenesse Center *(2nd dist)

2116 Arlington Ave., #200, Los Angeles, CA 90018

P.O. Box 8476, Los Angeles, CA 90008

P: 323-737-3900 F: 323-737-3993

P: 323-299-9496 F: 323-299-0699

Executive Director: Carol A. Adelkoff

Executive Director: Karen Earl


Amanecer (1st dist)


Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles *(3rd dist)

1200 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90017

3580 Wilshire Blvd., #700, Los Angeles, CA 90010

P: 213-481-7464 F: 213-481-7147

P: 323-761-8800 F: 323-761-8801


Executive Director: Tim Ryder

Executive Director: Paul Castro


Angel Step Inn/SCADP *(1st dist)


Korean American Family Svc. Ctr. (2nd dist)

11500 Paramount Blvd., Downey, CA 90241

3727 W. Sixth St., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90020

P: 562-923-4545 F: 323 780-7235

P: 213-389-6755 F: 213-389-5172

Chief Executive Director: Lynne Appel

Executive Director: Connie Chung Joe


Antelope Valley DVC / Valley Oasis Shelter *(5th dist)


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th dist)

P.O. Box 2980, Lancaster, CA 93539

5228 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022

P: 661-949-1916 F: 661-940-3422

P: 323-801-7991 F: 323-801-7945


Chief Executive Director: Carol Crabson


Executive Director: Silvia Argueta


Asian Pacific American Legal Center (1st dist)


Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (1st dist)

1145 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

1241 S. Soto Street, Ste. 102, Los Angeles, CA 90023

P: 213-977-7500 F: 213-977-7595

P: 323-980-3500 F: 323-980-3510


Executive Director: Stewart Kwoh


Executive Director: Hellen Hong


National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency (4th dist)


There is no excuse for Domestic Violence!

780 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813


If you are in danger, please dial 9 – 1 – 1 immediately!

P: 562-426-8262 F: 562-426-5282


Executive Director: Rod Williams


Bienvenidos Community Health (1st dist)


Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (1st, 3rd & 5th dist)

645 West 9th Street, Unit 110-605

601 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

Los Angeles, CA 90015-1640

P: 562-435-3501 F: 562-435-7118

P: 323-268-9191 F: 323-268-9119

Executive Director: Neal Dudovitz


Executive Director: Miriam Gonzalez


New Life Advocacy (2nd & 4th dist)


Cambodian Association of America (4thdist)

21213 Hawthorne Blvd., PMB 5598, Torrance, CA 90503

2390 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806

P: 310-316-4035 F: 310-370-2922

P: 562-988-1863 F: 562-988-1475

Executive Director: Karol Sikie

Executive Director: Kimthai Kuoch


Oasis of Hollywood (3rd dist)


Center for the Pacific Asian Family *(3rd dist)

PO Box 1590, Hollywood, CA 90078

543 N. Fairfax Ave., #108, Los Angeles, CA 90036

P: 323-469-3027 F: 323-463-4767

P: 323-653-4045 F: 323-653-7913

Executive Director: Ron & Judy Radachy

Executive Director: Debra H. Suh


Office of Samoan Affairs (2nd dist)


Chicana Service Action Center *(1st & 2nd dist)


20715 S. Avalon Blvd., Suite 200


315 W. 9th St., #101, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Carson, CA 90746


P: 213-629-5800 F: 213-430-9657


P: 310-538-0555 F: 310-538-1960


Executive Director: Sophia Esparza


Executive Director: June Pouesi


Child and Family Center (5th dist)


Peace Over Violence (1st & 5th dist)

21545 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

605 West Olympic Blvd., #400, Los Angeles, CA 90015

P: 661-259-9439 F: 661-255-6853

P: 213-955-9090 F: 213-955-9093

Executive Director: Darrell Paulk

Executive Director: Patricia Giggins


Children’s Institute International (2nd dist)


Project Peacemakers, Inc. (2nd dist)

2121 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026


5311 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90082-0361

P: 213-260-7600


P: 323-291-2525 F: 323-291-0140

Executive Director: Mary M. Emmons


Executive Director: Bernita Walker


Chinatown Service Center (1st dist)


Prototypes Drop-In Center (2nd & 3rd dist)

767 N. Hill Street, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90012

6097 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

P: 213-808-1700 F: 213-680-0787

P: 310-291-2525 F: 310-649-3096

Executive Director: POeter Ng

Executive Director: Rachel Brown


Domestic Abuse Center (3rd dist)


Rainbow Services *(4th dist)


8817 Reseda Blvd., Suite C & D

453 W. 7th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731


Northridge, CA 91324

P: 310-548-5450 F: 310-548-0611


P: 818-904-1700 F: 818-788-0117

Executive Director: Ben Schirmer


Executive Director: Gail Pincus


San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center


DV Center for Santa Clarita Valley *(5th dist)

6842 Van Nuys Blvd., 6th flr, Mission Hills, CA 91395 (3rd dist)

P.O. Box 220037, Newhall, CA 91322

P: 818-901-4830 F: 818-785-3446

P: 661-259-8175 F: 661-259-1194

Executive Director: Ian Hunter

Executive Director: Linda Davies


Santa Anita Family Services (5th dist)


East Los Angeles Women’s Center (1st dist)


605 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

1255 South Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90022


P: 626-359-9358 F: 626-358-7647

P: 323-526-5819 F: 323-526-5822


Executive Director: Fred Loya

Executive Director: Barbara Kappos


Sojourn *(3rd dist)


Foothill Family Services (1st & 5th dist)


P.O. Box 7081


11429 Valley Blvd., El Monte, CA 91731


Santa Monica, CA 90406


P: 626-564-1613 F: 626-564-1651


P: 310-264-6646 F: 310-264-6645


Executive Director: Steve Allen


Executive Director: Pat Butler


Good Shepherd Shelter (2nd dist)


South Asian Helpline And Referral Agency (4th dist)


2561 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019


17100 S. Pioneer Blvd., Ste. 260, Artesia, CA 90701


P: 323-737-6111 F: 323-737-6113


P: 562-402-4132 F: 562-402-6093


Executive Director: Sister Ann Kelley


Executive Director: Rekha Bajaria


Grace Center (5th dist)


Su Casa Ending Domestic Violence *(4th dist)


PO Box 70826, Pasadena, CA 91117


3840 Woodruff Avenue, #203, Long Beach, CA 90808


P: 626-355-4545 F: 626-355-5485


P: 562-421-6537 F: 562-421-8117


Executive Director: Chanel Boutakidis


Executive Director: Vicki Doolittle


Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law (2nd dist)


United American Indian Involvement (1st dist)


3250 Wilshire Blvd., #710, Los Angeles, CA 90010


1125 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017


P: 213-388-7505 F: 213-388-7503


P: 213-241-0979 F: 213-241-0925


Executive Director: Betty Nordwind


Executive Director: David Rambeau


Haven Hills *(3rd dist)


Valley Women’s Center (3rd dist)


P.O. Box 260, Canoga Park, CA 91305


22110 Roscoe Blvd., #204, Canoga Park, CA 91304


P: 818-887-7481 F: 818-887-4796


P: 818-713-8700 F: 818-713-8585


Executive Director: Sara Berdine


Executive Director: Lulu Kamatoy


Haven House Inc. *(3rd dist)


Women & Children's Crisis Shelter *(4th dist)


P.O. Box 50007, Pasadena, CA 91115


12519A Washington Blvd. Whittier, CA 90602


P: 626-564-8880 F: 626-654-9348


P: 562-945-1067 F: 562-945-1037


Executive Director: Tracy Halstead


Executive Director: Angelina Coe


Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. (4th dist)


WomenShelter of Long Beach *(4th dist)


12440 E. Firestone Blvd., #1000, Norwalk, CA 90650


P.O. Box 32107, Long Beach, CA 90832


P: 562-864-3722 F: 562-864-4596


P: 562-437-7233 F: 562-436-4943


Executive Director: Jeff Farber


Executive Director: Wendy Asman


House of Ruth, Inc. *(1st dist)


YWCA Glendale *(5th dist)


P.O. Box 459, Claremont, CA 91711


735 E. Lexington Dr., Glendale, CA 91206


P: 909-623-4364 F: 909-629-9581


P: 818-242-4155 F: 818-240-6036


Executive Director: Sue Aebischer


Executive Director: Michelle Roberts


Human Services Association (1st dist)


YWCA Wings *(5th dist)


6800 Florence Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201


943 North Grand Avenue, West Covina, CA 91724


P: 562-806-5400 F: 562-806-5394


P: 626-960-2995 F: 626-338-5419


Executive Director: Leticia Chacon


Executive Director: Ana Interiano


Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Educational Svcs.


3580 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2000 (2nd & 5th dist)


Los Angeles, CA 90010


P: 213-381-1250 F: 213-383-4803


Executive Director: Dr. Tara Pir


Interval House *(4th dist)


6615 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.,#170, Long Beach, CA 90803


P: 562-594-9492 F: 562-596-3370


Executive Director: Carol Williams


    Agencies with asterisks * are shelters


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