Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)

DART is made up of victim advocates specially trained by local nonprofit organizations in conjunctions with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to address the unique needs of victims of domestic violence. The program offers key services including case management, transportation, counseling, direct intervention, medical advocacy, shelter referrals, legal services, and assistance in obtaining restraining orders.

With support from the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, the DART program expanded from its pilot at 10 LAPD divisions to all 21 divisions across Los Angeles. The Fund raised over $600,000 to help expand DART, which has served over 1,080 victims during its first three months of expansion.