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Infographic on domestic violence

The City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Alliance was created via motion of the Los Angeles City Council to assist City policymakers in addressing the many complex issues involved in the prevention of and response to domestic violence in the City.

The mission of the Domestic Violence Alliance is to advise and provide guidance on the development and coordination of City’s domestic violence programs, and to make recommendations regarding legal advocacy, legislation and victims’ services.

The Domestic Violence Alliance is a coalition comprised of community-based domestic violence experts appointed from each Council District along with representatives from the Mayor’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, LAPD and other City departments and commissions.  Meetings are open to the public so that representatives from community based organizations also participate.

Through fostering an atmosphere of cooperation within its diverse membership, the Domestic Violence Alliance is tackling many challenging issues that impact the City’s victims of domestic violence.  Active committees include: Funding, Law Enforcement, Regional Policy, and additional Ad Hoc committees.

The Domestic Violence Alliance strongly believes that a coordinated and comprehensive approach to addressing domestic violence is key to the reduction of violence in families and in our community.

Meet Our Board

We invite you to meet our board members and learn how they are working to help victims of domestic violence and their families:

  • Amy Goldman, Chair
  • Chanel Smith, Vice-Chair
  • Katherine Yeom, Secretary
  • Stephanie Molen, Treasurer
  • Pamela Crenshaw, Lived Experience Representative
  • Maria Barahona, Member at Large
  • Elizabeth Eastlund, Immediate Past Chair

Agendas and Minutes

General meetings are scheduled the second Monday of each month from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM in City Hall East, Controller’s Office Conference Room #351-A, 200 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Meeting agendas are generally finalized one week in advance. 

Get Involved and Learn More

For information, please contact Sandra Cervantes at

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