During 2016, DC SAFE continued to serve as the main agency in The District of Columbia for domestic violence survivors in crisis. DC SAFE provided services for 8,155 survivors of domestic violence in 2016.

Client Services

Crisis Intervention Services

Number of survivors calling or referred to the Crisis Response Line: 6,198

Advocate ride-alongs with MPD to provide on-site services for domestic violence survivors: 74


Supportive Advocacy Services

Number of survivors who received assistance with filing Civil Protection Orders: 2,941

Number of survivors received coordinated legal representation: 1,683

Number of survivors accompanied to Court hearings: 2,504


SAFE Space Crisis Housing Services

Number of families with children housed in crisis shelter: 425


The Lethality Assessment Project (LAP)

Percent of all SAFE clients who were assessed as High Risk: 52%

Number of survivors who received specialized advocacy services: 1,668


Community Outreach

Training and Technical Assistance Program 

Number of law enforcement officers provided with training by DC SAFE: 480

Number of volunteer and intern Domestic Violence Advocates trained through Domestic Violence Advocate Core Competency Training: 55

Number of District of Columbia probation and parole trained: 325