Domestic Violence Council

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Domestic Violence Council
of Santa Clara County

70 West Hedding Street, 11th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 299-5152


The Domestic Violence Council (DVC) was created by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in 1991 and serves as an advisory body to the Board members.

The Council membership consists of twenty-two (22) members composed of the following: three (3) representatives from battered women’s shelters; one (1) representative from each of the following activity areas: Police Chiefs Association, San Jose Police Department, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office, batterer’s treatment programs, pretrial release services, the bar association, family law bar, the Public Defender’s Office, children’s issues, immigrant voices, Social Service Agency, victim-witness, probation, the gay and lesbian community, the medical community, a DV survivor; and two (2) representatives from the Superior Court.  Representatives should be at a policy-making level of their respective organization.

All meetings of the Council are open to the public. A majority vote of the entire membership is required to take any action.


CALL 911 in case of emergency

For help or more information, contact our local Santa Clara County Shelter Hotlines:

Asian Americans for Community Involvement 408-975-2730

Community Solutions – 408-842-7138

Maitri  888-8-MAITRI

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence  408-279-2962

Support Network for Battered Women – 800-572-2782

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

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