Domestic Violence Task Force

The City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Task Force (“Task Force”) was officially created by Motion of the Los Angeles City Council on June 28, 1994 to assist City policymakers in addressing the many complex issues involved in the prevention of and response to domestic violence in the City of L.A.

The mission of the Task Force is to assist in the development and coordination of City domestic violence programs and to advise and make recommendations to the Office of the Mayor and the City Council on legal advocacy, legislation, and victims’ services.

The Task Force is a coalition comprised of community-based domestic violence experts appointed from each Council District along with public agency representatives from the Mayor’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, LAPD, and other City departments and commissions. The Task Force meetings are open to the public so that representatives from other nonprofit service providers and community based organizations can also participate.

Through fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and coordination within its diverse membership, the Task Force is tackling many challenging issues that impact the City’s victims of domestic violence. Active committees include: DV Gang Nexus, Funding, LGBT DV Issues, Law Enforcement, Legislative Issues, and additional Ad-Hoc committees including one focusing on Elder Abuse.

The Task Force strongly believes that a coordinated and collaborative approach to addressing domestic violence is key to the reduction of violence in families and in our community.

General meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM in City Hall East, Controller’s office conference room #351-A, 200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please call (213) 808-8944 for more information.