We’re so glad to be able to support a worthwhile cause, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, with an $81,000 grant to aid in starting the first Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga division.
Our corporate grant supports DART advocates – those individuals who respond alongside police officers to domestic abuse situations – and covers training, equipment and other staff support. Earlier this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti committed to deploying a DART in each of the city’s 21 police divisions.
DART teams provide on-scene crisis intervention and wraparound services intended to break the cycle of violence. In 2014, 3,022 victims were served, and more than 300 trainings were provided to 4,696 law enforcement officials, victim advocates and community members.
The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles supports innovative programs that make a direct impact on the lives of Angelenos.
Read more about DART and the other programs the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles supports at http://mayorsfundla.org/programs/
Shown in the photo: Health Net Director of Public Affairs Carol Kim (left), and members of Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) serving the LAPD’s Topanga Division: (from left to right) Joanne Lee, Gail Pincus, Debbie Dullabaun and Letisia Ahumada. Joining them are (from left to right) LAPD Lt. Scott Harrelson, LAPD Capt. Maureen Ryan, LAPD Det. John Alviani, LAPD Officer Marcial Cruz and LAPD Lt. Sonia Monico.
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