The Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DART) program is an established network of specially-trained victim advocates that partner with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). A close collaboration between a non-profit that provides advocate training and individual LAPD divisions, the DART program offers victims services including case management, advocacy, transportation, counseling, crisis intervention, medical advocacy, referrals to shelters, legal services, and assistance in obtaining restraining orders.
Until this year, DART teams were only available to respond in 10 of the LAPD’s 21 divisions. With support through the Fund, DART was expanded to all 21 divisions as of July 2015.
*DART Progress Report Statistics 7/1/2015-9/30/2015