Domestic Violence Information and Resources
About Domestic Violence
- One in every two families in the US is involved in domestic violence at some time
- More than two million women are victims of domestic violence each year
- One million children are physically abused each year
- A woman is battered every 15 seconds
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the US ages 15 to 44
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Victims in these situations often live in fear of doing the wrong thing, saying the wrong words, embarrassing their partner, feeling they are not good enough. Many victims make excuses for their partner’s behavior and tell half-truths or complete lies to friends and family members. They often feel tremendous shame and guilt, which keeps them from reaching out and asking for help.
Everyone has the right to be safe from threats and violence, but you must take the first step. Don’t wait for the worst to happen. If any of these situations feels familiar or someone is hurting you and you need information, take the first step today.
The Redondo Beach Police Department & Domestic Violence Advocacy Program
BCHD funds the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program to prevent and provide emergency assistance to domestic violence victims. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Team is made up of volunteers who are specially trained to deal with domestic violence issues. Advocates respond to every secured domestic violence scene and offer victims support and education about the cycle of violence.
For confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 310-379-2477 x1-2336. All calls are completely confidential. Low cost counseling is also available for those who are in a violent relationship.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY TEAM INFORMATION
RBPD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INFORMATION
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Manhattan Beach Police Department
1736 Family Crisis Center
The 1736 Family Crisis Center offers domestic violence victims the tools to develop safe, self-sufficient lives. Men, women, children and families can access lifesaving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, three community service centers and five crisis hotlines.
Hotlines: 310-370-5902, 310-379-3620, 213-745-6434, 213-222-1237, 562-388-7652
1736 FAMILY CRISIS CENTER WEBSITE