About Us

Since 1990, our agency has been providing legal information and representation to victims. We are a legal resource to other sectors of the community as
well. Our programs have become more diversified and in addition to legal services we have a complement of advocates to assist and accompany victims as they seek access to community resources in their pursuit of safety and freedom.

Agency work involves a commitment to raising public awareness, community building, outreach to immigrant and ethnic communities. Specialized training, cultural competency and refined expertise in intimate partner abuse are integral to Domestic Violence Action Center.

Our services include:

  • A legal helpline
  • Legal representation in family court actions involving divorce, custody, protection orders, post decree and paternity matters
  • Advocacy for individual victims
  • Case management for clients on our civil caseload, victim partners of convicted domestic violence misdemeanants, and hotline callers in crisis
  • Outreach in civil court for petitioners seeking protection orders
  • Outreach in criminal court for witnesses in abuse cases
  • Advocacy and outreach to teen victims of dating violence
  • Community education and material development
  • Advocacy for system reform
  • Community and Capacity Building

We are a statewide resource for social service providers, educators, health professionals, therapists, attorneys, employers and civic groups.