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If you would like to learn more about family violence, or are looking for information about a specific topic, these web resources might be the place to start.


Contra Costa County

Child Abuse Prevention Council

Child Care Council of Contra Costa County

Children and Family Services of Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Families Thrive

West Contra Costa Family Justice Center

Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence



California Child and Family Services Division

California Courts Self-Help Center

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV)

Inter-Tribal Council of California

Prevent Child Abuse California

Safe at Home (Confidential Address Program)

Transforming Communities


National organizations and federal agencies and departments

Alianza: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alanzia Latino National para Erradicar La Violencia Domestica)

Break the Cycle

Center for Child Protection and Family Support


Domestic Shelters

Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office

Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund)

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

Joyful Heart Foundation

Love is Respect

Men Stopping Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Exchange Club Foundation

National Institute of Justice Violence Against Women & Family Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

National Parent Helpline


Praxis International

Prevent Child Abuse America

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network  (RAINN)

The Finance Project: Vulnerable Children and Youth Practice Group

The Greenbook


Academic and government sponsored research and data

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Research Institute

Minnesota Higher Education Center Against Violence and Abuse

National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research

National Crime Victimization Survey

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

National Violence Against Women Survey, 2000.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Understanding and Preventing Family Violence, 1996

VAW Net (Violence Against Women Net)


Legal resources

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

Bay Area Legal Aid

California Courts Self-Help Center

California Courts-For Families and Children

Center for Children’s Advocacy

Contra Costa County Bar Association

National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Women's Law


Medical and health programs addressing family violence

American Academy of Pediatrics

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Kaiser Permanente Family Violence Prevention Program

National Health Care Resource Center on Domestic Violence


Faith-based organizations that address the intersection of religion and family violence

FaithTrust Institute

Jewish Women International

National Council of Churches USA

Religion and Domestic Violence: Information and Resources

Shalom Bayit: Bay Area Jewish Women Working to End Domestic Violence


Substance abuse and the role it plays in family violence

Impact and Relationship of Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment: Risk and Resiliency Factors, 1998

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse-Family Violence and Substance Abuse

Parental Substance Abuse and Child Maltreatment Literature Review, 2002

Safety and Sobriety: Best Practices in Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse, 2000

Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence: Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 25, DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 97-3163, 1997. (Go to publications, TIP 25.)