DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
Call or text 911 in an emergency.
Llame o mande texto a 911 en una emergencia.
비상 사태에는 911에 전화 또는 문자를 하십시요.
Please note changes in response to the COVID-19 epidemic:
Courts are open on a limited basis for emergency matters, including restraining order hearings. Department phone numbers: www.lacourt.org/courtroom/UI/Courtrooms.aspx
On March 18, LAPD closed all stations to the public. LASD stations remain open as of now. Both LAPD and LASD will continue to respond to 911 calls and seek Emergency Protective Orders (EPOs). Information on the LAPD closure and exceptions to it, including for child custody exchanges:
For assistance in obtaining an Emergency Protective Order, call or text 911.
For assistance in obtaining a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, a self-help line is available at 213-830-0845. The LACBA Domestic Violence Project has been temporarily relocated to the Family Justice Center but is still providing in-person assistance with Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. For an appointment, call 213-624-3665 or email email@example.com.
For assistance in obtaining a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, domestic violence clinics co-located inside courthouses are still available by phone to assist.
If you are in fear for your safety or need a restraining order to protect you or family members from abuse or violence by an intimate partner, call 911.
Please continue to check this website for regular updates.
IF YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN DANGER NOW OR YOU HAVE BEEN HARMED BY YOUR PARTNER, FORMER PARTNER OR PARENT OF YOUR CHILD, TEXT OR CALL 911.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological and includes tactics such as intimidation, isolation, manipulation, and threats to inflict harm.
"Domestic and family violence is a fact of life in too many homes across Los Angeles. We can and will do more to break this cycle of violence and stand up for victims and help protect them." - Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney
If you are in need of emergency shelter, support services or someone to talk to, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TDD 800-787-3224. The hotline is free, available 24/7, and confidential. Staff can help you in numerous languages and direct you to services and/or a local shelter, the location of which is kept confidential.
The City Attorney’s Office provides resources for victims of crime via our Victims Assistance Program. (Website)
If you are between the ages of 13-18 and need support services or someone to talk to about teen dating violence, chat live at Love Is Respect, text "loveis" to 77054, or call 866-331-9474; TDD 866-331-8453. All calls are free and confidential.
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- Computer use can be monitored and it is very difficult to completely clear all website footprints. If you are in danger, please use a safe computer that your abuser cannot access directly or remotely.
- Email is not a safe way to talk to someone about the abuse in your life.
- There are hundreds of ways to record everything you do on the computer and sites that you access on the internet.
- If you think your activities are being monitored, they probably are. Use a computer at a public library, a trusted friend's house or a computer lab to access resources and information. Any indication that you're planning on leaving your situation could increase your danger.
- It is not possible to delete or clear all computer information for footprints. Erasing or deleting files and/or history could also alert your abusive partner or ex-partner and possibly increase your danger.
- Spyware can be installed easily on a computer and smart phone and it is hard to detect. Every key stroke, text message, conversation and GPS location can be seen and heard by someone monitoring you.
Visit Technology Safety for more tips and resources for online safety.
Enacted in California in 2008, Marsy's Law is the Victim's Bill of Rights. It provides all victims of crime and their families with rights and due process.
The myPlan app is a customized assessment tool that provides resources, support, and safety planning to anyone in an abusive relationship.
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