Domestic violence calls are all too common on police blotters. California law has evolved over the years and encourages officers to make arrests in these types of incidents. October has been designated Domestic Violence Awareness Month by the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. The purpose is to bring education and prevention efforts to the forefront and help reduce the number of domestic violence victims.
Additional information and resources on domestic violence issues can be found at the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council, the Los Angeles County District Attoryney's Office, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence websites. If you are a victim or know someone who is a victim, put an end to the cycle. Call your local police agency or a hotline today.