About S.A.F.E.



The City of Los Angeles domestic violence awareness initiative, S.A.F.E. (Stop Abuse From Existing) is a long-term commitment to reduce domestic violence and teen dating violence in the City’s communities through a variety of linked strategies.

One of the main strategies is our Domestic Abuse Response Team, or DART, a law enforcement-based crisis response effort that serves approximately 1,000 domestic violence victims annually through services that include immediate crisis intervention on scene or at the hospital, case management, counseling, referrals to shelters and other resources and advocacy.  The DART program pairs victim advocates with LAPD officers to respond to domestic violence calls.

State funding for DART was eliminated in 2005, but since then, the City stepped up its commitment and doubled the program in the last six years to ensure assistance for survivors who endure this pain.

Please click here to learn about the City’s Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

The City of Los Angeles has also collaborated with a variety of community partners to spread awareness in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as throughout the year.


Display S.A.F.E. card and posters so that everyone who visits your organization or institution will have an opportunity to see the information.  Download the materials below and help raise awareness.


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