Undocumented Victims of Domestic Violence Choose Fear of Deportation Over Fear of Perpetrator

A recent survey has shown that undocumented victims of abuse are not seeking help from law enforcement or from domestic violence outreach centers to obtain restraining orders. In the survey, 78 percent of advocates reported that survivors had expressed concerns about contacting police. Similarly, in March, LAPD Police Chief Beck said that victims of sexual assault[…]

Denim Day Photos

The community of Big Bear wore denim on April on April 26th to show support for survivors of sexual assault. Together, we made the statement that no matter what, even if someone is wearing “tight jeans”, there is never an excuse for sexual assault.        

March 2017 Outreach Center Updates

As we make our way into spring, we at DOVES continue to strive to provide the highest level of service to our clientele. The snow days seem to be behind us, and we are buckling down on a number of projects. Strategic planning efforts for the organization are well underway, and DOVES staff along with[…]