The extent of domestic violence as a public safety and public health issue in the District of Columbia is staggering. During Fiscal Year 2013, SAFE:
- Provided written and/or verbal information about court and legal processes, confidentiality rights, domestic violence dynamics, resources and referrals, case information, and respondent status information to 4,991 domestic violence survivors.
- Accompanied 1,577 survivors to court proceedings, and provided information, explanation and support during and about the court process.
- Provided case management, referrals, safety planning, and financial assistance through 4,239 client contacts.
- In the entire District of Columbia, there are only 96 shelter beds for domestic violence victims and their children. In FY13, SAFE provided immediate crisis shelter in apartment-style units to 269 families.
- Provided 2,302 referrals/assistance in application for funds to the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
- Rode along with MPD officers to provide services at the scene of a domestic violence crime to 41 victims of domestic violence.
- Published a map of culturally and linguistically appropriate services for immigrant victims of domestic violence.
- Since the Lethality Assessment Project started in 2009, domestic violence homicides in the District of Columbia have been cut in half. In 2009, there were 21 victims of domestic violence homicide. In 2010, there were 12 victims of domestic violence homicide and 13 victims of domestic violence homicide in 2011.