Domestic Violence Unit
The District Attorney of Allegheny County is leading the fight against domestic violence. Domestic violence is not a private family matter, but instead is criminal conduct that must be vigorously prosecuted. Through its policies and procedures, the Office of the District Attorney will work to promote the safety and welfare of domestic violence victims while at the same time holding batterers accountable for their criminal conduct.
The Domestic Violence Unit prosecutes intimate partner violence at each stage of the criminal justice system. Each specially trained prosecutor interacts with domestic violence victims, with the assistance of legal advocates from domestic violence provider agencies throughout the county. Additionally, an Assistant District Attorney from the unit appears in Family Court weekly to address violations of Protection From Abuse (PFA) orders.
Domestic Violence Programs and Hotlines
Due to the confidential nature of domestic violence issues and the need to maintain safety and security, domestic violence programs do not publish the addresses of their shelters or safe homes. The hotline number is the key to accessing all the shelter services.
Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
24 Hour Hotline: (412) 687-8005
Text: (412) 744-8445
Shelter Intake and Crisis Counseling 24 hours
Crisis Center North
24 Hour CCN Hotline: (412) 364-5556
24 Hour Toll Free Hotline: (866) 782-0911
Safe Home Intake and Crisis Counseling 24 hours