Turn on more accessible mode
Turn off more accessible mode
Certificates & Licenses
Publications & Forms
Take the CDPH Website Survey
Su salud en su idioma
Most Popular Links
Birth, Death, & Marriage Certificates
Licensing and Certification
CDPH Open Data Portal
Decisions Pending & Opportunities for Public Participation
Diseases & Conditions
Language Access Complaint Process
Local Health Services
Public Availability of Documents
California Health and Human Services Agency
Department of Health Care Services (includes Medi-Cal)
State Agencies Directory
Injury, Violence and Safety
Domestic Violence Program Fact Sheet
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.
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.
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
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,
, for domestic violence related technical assistance, resources, and information for domestic violence services providers, domestic violence survivors, the general public and researchers.
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
State General Funds and Domestic Violence Training and Education Funds.
Back to Top
Conditions of Use
Last modified on: 1/14/2009 1:36 PM