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  • Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT)

    The County of San Diego Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team (DVFRT) meets bi-monthly to review cases of intimate partner domestic violence that ended in someone's death.  The team's goals are to develop strategies, policies, and program recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.

    The team compiles case findings and identifies risk factors to determine whether interventions could have been made at the individual/family, agency, and/or public policy level to prevent the death.  Recommendations are then made for strategy, policy, and systems changes.

    All members of the team must sign a confidentiality statement per California Penal Code Sections 11163.3 – 11163.5.

  • Treatment and Intervention Committee (T&I)

    The Treatment and Intervention Committee is comprised of:

    • Court certified domestic violence treatment providers
    • Community domestic violence treatment providers
    • Probation Department representatives

    The purpose of the T&I is:

    • Represent the interests of the court certified domestic violence agencies and the domestic violence community
    • Review administrative policy issues and court policies as they relate to certified providers
    • Update members about recent trends and research
    • Provide information and recommendations to San Diego Domestic Violence Council
    • Review administrative issues related to treatment
    • Coordinate research and data collection
    • Upgrade treatment approaches
    • Exchange information about upcoming trainings, events, and treatment issues
    • Liaison with Probation representatives
  • Treatment Evaluation and Monitoring Committee (TEMC)

    The TEMC committee is comprised of representatives from various agencies and community members including representatives of the following:

    • Probation Department
    • Legal community
    • Domestic Violence Shelters
    • Domestic violence survivors
    • Domestic Violence Treatment Providers (not connected to the court certified list)
    • Victim advocates

    The Purpose of the TEMC Committee is to:

    • Investigate complaints regarding court certified treatment provider programs and staff
    • Document program compliance or non-compliance
    • Report and make recommendations to the Probation Department regarding certification and de-certification
    • Evaluate new applications
    • Make site visits to treatment providers prior to full certification and annually for re-certification
    • Interpret Penal Code requirements and standards for programs and staff
    • Liaison with the courts regarding programs and court referrals.
    • Suggest changes and participate in “Standards” update
  • San Diego Domestic Violence Council

    The SDDVC was established in 1989 by a countywide network of battered women's programs, criminal justice agencies, and other organizations and individuals who shared the common goal of wanting to end violence against women and children.

    The SDDVC is made up of over 600 member organizations.  The Mission of the Council is to develop, promote, and enhance creative prevention and effective intervention initiatives, which will reduce the amount of violence in intimate relationships: to bring people together—in coalitions and committees—to build healthy families in San Diego County.