by Officer Randy White 8321* and Joan Zorza, Esq., Domestic Violence Report, October/November 2010
*Randy White is the Subject Matter Expert for the Oakland Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit. An officer for 10 years, he works with the Family Justice Center in Oakland, CA and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 587-2526.
This plan is based in part on research findings. Since the overwhelming majority of victims are female we have written this safety plan as if the woman is the victim and the abuser a male. However, victims and perpetrators can be of either sex, and domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships.