case study

City of LA, Mayor's Office 


For over 20 years, the City of Los Angeles has operated the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART), a program  aimed at providing victims of domestic violence immediate  and ongoing crisis intervention services.  The program is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles Police Department and community service organizations, responding on-the-scene to 911 calls for domestic violence.  Up until July 2015, the program operated out of 10 of the City’s 21 police divisions.  In July 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded the program to all 21 divisions.  As part of the expansion process, the Mayor’s Office commissioned Maroon Society to evaluate the DART program and develop recommendations for how it can be improved.  


The project is currently underway with insights to be revealed Spring 2017.