Family Violence (frequently referred to as Domestic Violence) is a CRIME. Family violence includes various types of abuse including domestic violence, elder abuse, and child abuse. The Sheriff’s Department and the family abuse intervention resources listed here provide assistance to victims of family violence.
- It is illegal for your (spouse, former spouse, current or former intimate partner, or a person with whom you are having or have had a dating relationship) to hurt you in anyway; force you to have sex when you don’t want to; threaten to harm or kill you or your children.
- It is illegal for anyone to physically, sexually, or emotionally abuse children.
- It is illegal for anyone to physically, sexually, emotionally, or financially abuse elder adults or dependent adults.
The organization described here can assist in breaking the cycle of violence in the family. These resources provide information to victims and their families about assistance and programs available throughout the County of Los Angeles.
If you are in an abusive relationship, whether or not you are able to leave an abuser, there are some things you can do to make yourself and your family safer. Our goal is to provide maximum protection for victims and children of family violence.
These resources can provide:
- Safety Planning
- Threat Assessment
- Case follow-up
- Emergency housing
- Court Accompaniment