Domestic violence is a pervasive social problem that impacts thousands of women, men and children each year in Monroe County. Unlike some social problems, domestic violence impacts people in our community, regardless of their zip code, income level, race, religion or level of education. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence.

The Rochester/Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium (DVC) consists of  agencies and organizations who are committed to addressing the issue of domestic violence.  The DVC brings representatives from victim services agencies, city and county law enforcement, the District Attorney’s office, court systems, and many other community organizations together to protect domestic violence victims while holding offenders accountable.