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Center for Domestic Peace (C4DP) leads a comprehensive community effort to end the #1 violent crime in Marin County: domestic violence. We provide transformational services and programs that protect and enhance victim safety, and ultimately engage our community in permanent change.

Who is C4DP? Center for Domestic Peace operates with three interlocking strategies: 1) Safety and Empowerment, 2) Coordinated Community Response, and 3) Social Transformation.

1. Each year, our core services promote the safety and empowerment of more than 4,500 individuals impacted by domestic violence through: an emergency shelter, 24/7 hotlines, long-term transitional housing, support groups, legal advocacy and services, and a ManKind and WomanKind program for men and women who seek to end the violence in their relationships.

2. We engage, train, and coordinate professionals from various sectors to promote a coordinated community response to domestic violence within multiple systems – including legal services, law enforcement, criminal justice, health and mental health, and education.

3. We take a leadership role in promoting social transformation through technical assistance, education, prevention (including teens and adults), and policy initiatives.

Since our founding in 1977, we have responded to the needs of more than 183,000 women and children affected by domestic violence, as well as more than 29,000 men who have been violent.


Ever wonder what it's really like for the children who stay in our emergency shelter and transitional housing? Come have a first ever "look inside" our housing programs and our work with children in a short documentary film. Come find out what we are doing to offer hope and healing to so many!

Marin is in no way immune to the problem of domestic violence, which affects individuals of every walk of life, socio-economic group, gender, religion, race, profession, and education level. The Marin County Civil Grand Jury undertook a comprehensive study of the problem of domestic violence in Marin, released in June 2010, which pronounces domestic violence is the number one violent crime in Marin. 

You can help us eliminate domestic violence here in Marin and beyond by making a donation today!

Watch “Stories of Marin Abused Women’s Services” - A short documentary of real people impacted by domestic violence. Hear about their healing, triumph and rebuilding through this compelling and unique style of storytelling:

Become an agent of change by downloading our Personal Peace Agreement and pledging your commitment to creating and maintaining healthy and non-violent relationships, or by visiting our Facebook Campaign Site and make the Agreement on-line for the world to see!  Watch the Video:


Center for Domestic Peace