Mission and Vision

Established in 1989, the San Diego Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC) is a network of public, non-profit and private agencies working together to develop an enhanced system-wide structure and response to domestic violence; serving as the “hub” for creative development and planning to address to this critical issue in San Diego County.  The SDDVC is made up of a county-wide team of over 300 member organizations including domestic violence service programs, criminal justice agencies, social service agencies, healthcare, primary and higher education, and others, as well as community members.

We seek to increase public awareness, build capacity through professional training, and bring professionals and community members together in coalitions and committees to develop cross-collaborative initiatives, policies, and protocols to better equip staff, agencies and community members to appropriately and effectively identify and respond to the needs of individuals and families affected by domestic violence.

Mission: Bringing our community together to end domestic violence and promote healthy relationships in San Diego County.

Vision: Every door opens to solutions that end domestic violence and build healthy relationships.

What is the DV Council Doing About Domestic Violence?

  • Provides basic and continuing education opportunities for staff and community members to prepare them to effectively and compassionately identify and respond to the needs of individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Increases public awareness about domestic violence, breaking down stigma, and prepares professionals across disciplines to connect individuals experiencing domestic violence to services matching to their needs.
  • Works with organizations and systems to improve prevention, early intervention and response practices through cross-collaborative initiatives, policies, and protocols and cross-training.
  • Provides networking opportunities in order to improve and streamline effective working relationships across disciplines.