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Office of Domestic Violence

The Office of Domestic Violence is responsible for providing oversight on the administration of state and federally-funded initiatives designed to intervene and prevent domestic violence and support survivors and their families. In collaboration with Florida’s network of certified domestic violence service providers and partners, the Florida has established a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to enhancing advocacy and improving the criminal justice system’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes. Partners in this effort include: Office of State Courts Administrator, Office of the Attorney General, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and local State Attorney’s offices, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, local law enforcement agencies, and numerous community-based victim and legal service agencies.

Domestic Violence Services

Florida’s 41 certified domestic violence centers offer temporary emergency shelter, advocacy, and crisis intervention services to provide victims with the resources necessary to be safe and live free of violence. Services include:

  • 24-Hour Hotline
  • Temporary Emergency Shelter
  • Safety Planning
  • Information and Referrals
  • Counseling and Case Management
  • Nonresidential Outreach Services
  • Training for Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Needs Assessments and Referrals for Resident Children
  • Educational Services for Community Awareness Related to domestic violence and Available Services/Resources for Survivors

Total Served 2020 – 2021

Served in Shelter

10, 287

Served in Outreach

33, 619

For a complete listing of local domestic violence centers, visit: Local Service Centers - Florida Department of Children and Families (