National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
In emergencies dial 911
The Office on Violence Against Women was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking of women. The Office on Violence Against Women administers grants to help states, tribes, and local communities transform the way in which criminal justice systems respond to violent crimes against women. Learn how the Office on Violence Against Women can help your community by visiting their website.
The Office for Victims of Crime, part of the Office of Justice Programs, has additional information that can assist the community and individuals:
The Department has numerous publications pertaining to domestic violence. Here are some links to help you find reports and documents:
For more information about the Department components that are most active in this area, consult the Office on Violence Against Women and Office of Justice Programs websites.