Domestic Violence

MAG Domestic Violence Information

The Regional Domestic Violence program area develops and implements strategies to reduce the incidence of and trauma associated with domestic violence, including the Regional Plan to End Domestic Violence. Areas of focus include working with survivors, law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim advocates to enhance the way the region arrests and prosecutes domestic violence offenders.

In Danger and Can’t Call 9-1-1? Try Texting

If you are in danger and can’t make a voice call to 9-1-1, one lifesaving option might be to text instead. If you live in Maricopa County, simply type 911 into the “to” field of your text message. Be prepared to give your address, as responders won’t be able to see your location as they would through a voice call. That’s one reason we say, “Call if you can. Text if you cant.” This technology will soon be available in other counties in Arizona as well. You are NOT alone! Please see the resources available at the right hand side of this page.


  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Every 44 minutes in Arizona, one or more children witness domestic violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join us in helping to make domestic violence zero in the region.

    The Vulnerable Adult Protocol is a framework of best practice guidelines for professionals involved in the handling of offenses against vulnerable adults. This protocol was updated and approved in August 2021.

    Facts About Older Adult Abuse

    Domestic Violence Resources

    2021 Press Conference: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Domestic Violence Protocol Evaluation Project

    The MAG Protocol Evaluation Project is a direct result of the strategies laid out in the FY 2011 MAG Regional Plan to End Domestic Violence completed in May 2010. The project was designed to coordinate a multi-disciplinary effort for assessing current protocols and practices used by law enforcement and prosecutors when responding to domestic violence offenders.
  • Regional Domestic Violence Council

    The Regional Domestic Violence Council is charged with working with the community in order to implement the recommendations in the MAG Regional Domestic Violence Plan. The Regional Domestic Violence Council serves as the primary coordinating body for issues related to domestic violence and provides a forum for communication and coordinated action to effectively address, prevent, and eradicate domestic violence in the MAG region.

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Arizona Resources

Maricopa County Legal Remedies and Victim Resource Guide for Elder Abuse
Pocket Card

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
Sexual and Domestic Violence Services Helpline 800-782-6400
TTD/TTY: 602-279-7270
2700 N. Central Ave., Suite 1100 Phoenix, AZ 85004

A New Leaf
SAFEDVS-hotline for domestic violence victims in Maricopa County
480-890-3039 or toll free 844-723-3387
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Lay Legal Advocacy Hotline
1-800-782-6400 or TTY
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Arizona Programs COVID-19
Updates can be found here

Bloom 365
Bloom 365 Advocacy Line for Teens and Young Adults (13-24)
M-F 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 1-888-606-4673 x 1 or text 1-888-606-4673
[email protected]

Find Domestic Violence and Abuse Help

National Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Teen Dating Violence Hotline

Futures Without Violence