Washington, DC Office

Break the Cycle’s Washington, DC office was launched in January, 2004 in order to bring Break the Cycle’s innovative and proven-effective domestic violence prevention and early intervention services to the local community in English and Spanish.

The Need for Break the Cycle’s Services in Washington, DC
Break the Cycle is the first and only organization in Washington, DC to provide law-based domestic violence education and free legal services exclusively to youth. There is a great and irrefutable need for Break the Cycle’s services in this local community. In fact, 49% of the violent crime calls received by the DC Police in 2000 were for domestic violence incidents. There are approximately 5,000 prosecutions of felony and misdemeanor domestic violence every year in Washington, DC. While the vast majority of these cases involve adult victims, national statistics show that it is young women between the ages of 16 and 24 who experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence.

Accomplishments and Impact
In 2005, Break the Cycle’s Washington, DC office will:
For more information about Break the Cycle’s work in the District of Columbia, contact:

Break the Cycle
Washington, DC Office
P.O. Box 21034
Washington, DC 20009
202.508.8100 fax