Law Enforcement Resources

A list of various resources for law enforcement, including shelters and mobile response teams.

Key topics:

  • Violence Shelters in Alameda County
  • Information for First Responders
  • Rape & Sexual Assault Victims
  • Working with Children

Domestic Violence Shelters in Alameda County

AASRA (Asian Indian survivors)

Phone:  800-313-2772

Building Futures with Women and Children (BFWC)

24 hour Crisis Line:  866-A WAY OUT (866-292-9688)

Emergency Shelter Program (ESP)

24 hour Crisis Line: (888) 339-SAFE

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-510-794-6055

Tri-Valley Haven

24 hour Crisis Line: 1-925-449-5842 | 1-800-884-8119

Mobile Response Team (MRT)

As a program of the Family Violence Law Center, the Mobile Response Team provides emergency assistance and advocacy to women and children in immediate danger of violence.

The services available in this program include:

  • 24-hour availability
  • DV counselors available for crisis counseling, safety planning and emergency relocation to confidential location
  • Next day follow-up providing shelter referrals and additional information

24 hour Crisis Line: 510-757-5123

Information for First Responders


Oakland Police Dept’s Investigative Checklist for First Responders 
Download the First Responder (PDF)

Proof of Personal Service  (DV-200 )
Download form DV-200 (PDF)

Proof of Service by Mail  FL-335)
Download form FL-335 (PDF)

Restraining Orders

Q: How Do I Know if I can get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
A: Information about restraining orders

DV-110 – Temporary Restraining Order, CLETS-TRO (PDF)
D-109 – Notice of Court Hearing (PDF)

Rape & Sexual Assault Victims


Provides free in-person counseling to survivors of sexual assault and their significant others. Also offers accompaniment to police, court and hospital, a 24-hour hotline, support groups, and community education.

24/7 Crisis Line: (510) 845-7273

Highland Sexual Assault Response Team

The Sexual Assault Center can be reached 24-hours a day .The victims have been as young as 14, as old as 86. The commonality they share is that each has been sexually assaulted.

Since 1994, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) at Highland’s Emergency Department has been available 24-hours-a-day to assist victims of sexual assault. Unlike other local hospitals, sexual assault victims brought to Highland are treated as priority patients by a designated staff member who has specialized training in their care and treatment.

24/7 Sexual Assault Center: 
(510) 534-9290 
(510) 534-9291

Highland Hospital Campus
1411 East 31st Street
Oakland, CA. 94602.

For information about the Rape Prevention Program or to arrange for a guest speaker, please call (510) 437-4019.

Working with Children


The Child Abuse Listening, Interviewing and Coordination Center, known as CALICO, provides a supportive environment to interview children and facilitates a collaborative response to child abuse in which the needs of children take precedence.

Phone: 510-895-0702

Safe Passages

Safe Passages is an inter-governmental partnership including the City of Oakland, the County of Alameda, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), philanthropy and community-based partners that is committed to advocating for children, youth, and families with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations within the County of Alameda.

Phone: 510-238-6368