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Mayor Garcetti Announces Expanded Domestic Violence Programs

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced a citywide expansion of the city's Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DART).  There are currently DART teams in 10 Los Angeles Police Department divisions; with the support of the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles and First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, there will be teams in all 21 divisions across Los Angeles by the end of this year.  

The expansion of domestic violence programs is a significant part of Mayor Garcetti's public safety strategy for 2015 which is focused on reducing crime and securing trust between the LAPD and the people it serves.

"Most domestic violence happens behind closed doors, so law enforcement alone isn't enough," said Mayor Garcetti.  "DART teams work directly with the LAPD and offer victims immediate and on-going services to break the cycle of violence once and for all."

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Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His "back to basics" agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.

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