2014 October Domestic Violence Awareness

Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Public Safety

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2014

Events & Activities


(1)  A Window Between Worlds – DV Awareness Campaign

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014 (2:15 – 2:30 pm)

Location: Mayor’s Office

Participants: Mayor


The organization A Window Between Worlds is partnering with the City in a public awareness campaign regarding domestic violence victims and their struggles.  A Window Between Worlds is a nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to using art to end domestic violence.

They are compiling an exhibit of photos of prominent public figures holding a paper handprint of their own creation with a statement about what they can do to end domestic violence; Mayor Garcetti will be participating in this project.


(2)  City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force Press Conference

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 (9:00 am – 10:00 am)

Location: City Hall Rotunda

Participants: Mayor, Chief Beck, City Attorney, representatives of the City of LA DV Task Force / DART service providers

This press conference is held by the City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force and “A Window Between Worlds.” It will be commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month and showcasing the Task Force partnerships around this work.


(3)  Mayor’s Office Domestic Violence Awareness Month Press Conference

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 (9:15 am – 9:45 am)

Location: City Hall

Participants: Mayor, Chiefs Moore and Albanese, City Attorney, recipients of the OVW grants / DART service providers.

This press conference will be announcing two grants from the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (Elder Abuse and FY 14 Arrest Policies), as well as a grant from Verizon. These grants will fund elder abuse programs, as well as support of our DART and expansion of our SART programs.


(4)  Light LA Purple

Date: Ongoing

Location: Various

Participants: City Hall, LAWA, LA Live, Capitol Records Building, DWP (confirmation pending), Mann Chinese Theater

Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As an effort to raise awareness, the locations listed above will be lit purple and / or will be sharing information on the National DV Hotline and other resources for various days during the month of October.


(5)  Social Media – Awareness Campaign

Date: Ongoing

Location: Twitter / Facebook / Press Release

Participants: Mayor’s Office

The Mayor’s Office of Communications will be sharing Facebook, Twitter, and other media messages throughout the month of October to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence, as well as the resources available for victims and survivors and how these can be accessed.

(6)  Visits to Service Providers

Date: Month of October (TBD)

Location: Various

Participants: Mayor

Mayor Garcetti will be conducting informal visits to various DART and SART service providers throughout the City, to discuss the DART and SART programs and thank them for their important contributions to this work. Possible site visits include the following:

  • Children’s Institute – Funded by Arrest Policies & GCP, serving Rampart Division.
  • Peace Over Violence – Funded by Arrest Policies & GCP, serving Northeast and Hollenbeck Divisions, as well as the newest expansion to SART.
  • Center for the Pacific Asian Family – Funded by FY 14 Arrest Policies, as the newest expansion to the SART program, serving City-wide.


(7)  Verizon HopeLine Collection

Date: Month of October

Location: Various

Participants: City Departments

The City is partnering with Verizon HopeLine cell phone collection through October and the remainder of this calendar year. Departments are encouraged to set up cell phone collection points in public offices, and donating any used or unwanted cell phones to the Verizon HopeLine program in support of domestic violence victims and survivors.

Cell phones given to the HopeLine program are refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the program.  Since 2001, the HopeLine program has awarded over $20 million to domestic violence agencies and organizations nation-wide, and has distributed over 180,000 phones to victims of domestic violence.