Office of Violence Prevention
Important Phone Numbers
- Adult Protective Services | 1-800-510-2020 | 24-hour hotline available to report elder or dependent adult abuse.
- Child Abuse Hotline | 1-800-344-6000 | 24-hour hotline available to report child abuse, molestation and neglect in children.
- National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1-800-656-4673 | 24-hour hotline with trained staff available to provide information on sexual assault service providers in your area and other information.
Domestic Violence Safety Planning*
Resources are available to help provide safety tips during, when planning to leave or after leaving an abusive relationship.
* Disclaimer: Safety planning information is presented for general educational and information purposes. It is not intended to be legal, medical or other expert advice and should not be used in place of consultation with appropriate professionals.
About the Office of Violence Prevention
The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) was established in 1994 by the Board of Supervisors, with a mission to promote healthy individuals and families by designing and developing violence prevention programs throughout San Diego County. OVP works in collaboration with violence prevention partners to make San Diego County a safe place to live, work, and play.
Family Violence Prevention and Response Initiative
One of the major initiatives spearheaded by OVP is the Family Violence Prevention and Response Initiative (FVPRI). FVPRI’s goal is to prevent, respond to, and end family violence in San Diego County through trauma-informed practices. This initiative aims to strengthen and improve capacity of public service systems, and promote community partners to work collaboratively and to address all forms of family violence.
FVPRI Advisory Team
The FVPRI Advisory Team is a committee of the San Diego Domestic Violence Council serving as the backbone support organization, with staffing support provided by Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). FVPRI Advisory Team was established in June 2013 and led by the Office of Violence Prevention. The original purpose of convening was to support the implementation of two community-wide violence prevention summits (Domestic Violence Deep Dive, November 18, 2013, and The Family Violence Prevention and Response Summit, May 5, 2014). FVPRI Advisory Team works under the principles of collective impact to bring partners together to assess how the community can prevent and respond to family violence using existing resources.
Trauma-Informed Systems Integration
In July 2014, HHSA developed a Trauma-Informed Systems Policy Statement and committed to becoming a trauma-informed agency. As a result, Public Health Services developed its FY15/16 Action Plan and has reported accomplishments for all six branches. The Public Health Services FY16/17 Action Plan has been approved and disseminated to staff. Furthermore, to support community awareness, the first Live Well San Diego Strategic Advance in 2016 featured a trauma-informed track that engaged over 200 Live Well San Diego community partners.
The following sections provide information and resources on family violence, sexual violence, injury prevention, and trauma-informed care.
Animal Abuse Resources
Child Abuse Resources and Information
- California Department of Social Services Child Abuse Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Violence Prevention Adverse Childhood Experiences
- County of San Diego HHSA Children's Services
- National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse
Domestic Violence Resources and Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Violence Prevention
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
- San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC)
- The San Diego County Self-Help Guide contains a list of resources on mental health, substance abuse treatment, housing and shelters, food resources, healthcare, court information, legal resources, parent and child resources, employment, and education.
- The San Diego Regional Guide Domestic Violence Resources ( English | Spanish) contains a list of services and shelters in San Diego County.
Elder Abuse Resources and Information
- National Center on Elder Abuse
- Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging
Injury Prevention Resources and Information
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Prevention and Control
- State of California Department of Industrial Relations
- Healthy People 2020 Injury and Violence Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexual Violence Additional Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Violence Prevention
Trauma-Informed Resources and Information
- Childhood Trauma Changing Minds
- National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources
- National Council for Behavioral Health, Trauma-Informed Care
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Trauma-Informed Approach and Traumatic-Specific Interventions
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Trauma-Informed Practice
Youth and Teen Violence Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention Youth Violence
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dating Matters
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Teen Dating Violence
- Safe Start Center, Children Exposed to Violence: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility
- youth.gov, Violence Prevention
- U.S. Department of Justice Programs, Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway
The resources listed here are not a complete directory of services available. For more information on violence prevention resources available throughout San Diego County, please call 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.211sandiego.org. 2-1-1 connects people with community, health, and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and searchable online database.