Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)

DART Mission Statement:

Domestic Violence (DV) Service Providers and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) form DARTs to foster and promote coordinated responses to address domestic violence victims’ and their children’s needs for crisis intervention, safety and wraparound support necessary to end the violence and work towards a healthy violence free life.

DART provides services, such as:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Emergency assistance including but not limited to emergency protective orders, safety planning and assisting in shelter placement.
  • Court accompaniment to domestic violence victims and their family members
  • Police officer training and support

Crisis response for early intervention is intended to meet several objectives, including providing victim support, promoting victim safety, facilitating prosecution of DV as a crime, and ultimately reducing the likelihood of future DV incidents, injury, or escalation in the severity of abuse.

Currently, there are ten DART programs operating within the following LAPD divisions: 77th, Harbor, Hollenbeck, Newton, Northeast, North Hollywood, Rampart, Southeast, Southwest and Van Nuys.

The six city-funded DART agencies are:

Children’s Institute (Rampart Division)

Domestic Abuse Center (Van Nuys Division)

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (North Hollywood Division)

Peace Over Violence (Hollenbeck and Northeast Divisions)

Project Peacemakers, Inc. (Newton, Southeast, Southwest, and 77th Divisions)

Rainbow Services, Ltd. (Harbor Division)

The DART programs collaborate on a regular basis through their involvement in the City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force, which coordinates domestic violence policy and program development among city departments and agencies and other public and private partners. The DART programs have actively engaged in community partnerships with organizations such as Verizon Wireless Hopeline, to meet the myriad of needs that DV victims have.

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