Office of Violence Prevention


If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. To speak to someone about domestic violence related services available throughout San Diego County, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day at: 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

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.

Additional Resources

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

Domestic Violence Resources and Information

Elder Abuse Resources and Information

Injury Prevention Resources and Information

Sexual Violence

Trauma-Informed Resources and Information

Youth and Teen Violence Resources


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 2-1-1 connects people with community, health, and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and searchable online database.

Webpage last updated 11/28/2018.