The Domestic Violence Council’s (DVC) mission is to act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors to assure safety and restoration for victims of domestic violence, cessation of the violence, and accountability for batterers.
The Domestic Violence Council will do this by:
- Improving coordination among agencies, departments, courts, members of the community and victims in matters of family violence and abuse;
- Promoting effective prevention, intervention and treatment techniques that will be developed based upon research and data collection;
- Improving the response to domestic violence and abuse in order to reduce incidents thereof; and
- Educating the public about the need to end domestic violence.
The DVC consists of 22 members who are appointed be the Board of Supervisors and meet various qualifications. Each term is three years long, and no member shall serve more than three full terms. Apply to become a member of DVC here.