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Domestic Violence Program Fact Sheet

MO-07-0001 DV

Goals

  • Provide comprehensive shelter-based domestic violence services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
  • Reduce domestic violence in California.
  • Ensure access to services for non-traditional users of domestic violence services.

Problem

  • In 2001, approximately 5.1% (an estimated 568,216) of California women reported experiencing physical abuse by an intimate partner during the previous 12 months.
  • In 2000, 41.1% of California women (an estimated 4,397,888) reported physical abused by an intimate partner at some time in their life.
  • Domestic violence related homicides in California increased from 6.0% to 7.4% form 1997 to 2006.
  • In 2006, 115 women were killed in California by spouses, ex-spouses, intimate partners or former partners.
  • In 2006, 26 men were killed in California by spouses, ex-spouses, intimate partners or former partners.
  • California law enforcement received 194,000 domestic violence calls in 2003 of which 106,000 involved weapons, including firearms and knives.

Program Activities

  • Provides grant assistance to 94 shelter-based domestic violence service agencies that provide victims of domestic violence and their children with supportive services that include but are not limited to:
  • 24 hour crisis hotline
  • Business centers
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Legal assistance with restraining orders and custody disputes
  • Court and social advocacy
  • Counseling for women and their children
  • Household establishment assistance
  • Community resource and referral services to clients accessing their programs.
  • Provides Technical Assistance and Training to shelter based domestic violence service agencies to build their capacity to serve all victims of domestic violence, regardless of gender.
  • Maintain an external website, www.Safenetwork.net, for domestic violence related technical assistance, resources, and information for domestic violence services providers, domestic violence survivors, the general public and researchers.

Who Benefits

  • Victims and society at large benefit from a public health approach to domestic violence.

Who Provides Services

  • Dedicated staff and trained volunteers in 94 domestic violence shelter agencies provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
  • If you are in need of assistance, or in immediate danger please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) to locate services in your area, or visit www.SafeNetwork.net.

Funding

  • State General Funds and Domestic Violence Training and Education Funds.
 
 
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