Domestic Violence Task Force
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TASK FORCE
The Domestic Violence Task Force of Tuscaloosa County is a multidisciplinary group of professionals that seeks to coordinate services related to the prevention and elimination of domestic violence, accountability for offenders, and community awareness that domestic violence will not be tolerated and that every person has a right to self-determination and the right to live free from abuse and violence.
The Mission of the Domestic Violence Task Force of Tuscaloosa County is to provide a forum for communication among agencies and facilitate the exchange of information between agencies and the public with the following goals:
–Promote the reduction and eventual elimination of social conditions that contribute to domestic violence, as well as domestic violence itself.
–Supply opportunities for collaboration, cooperation, coordination, and communication among local agencies in order to provide domestic violence education and services with high quality standards, integrity, and ethics.
–Develop effective and accessible legal services and resources.
–Promote safety and justice for those affected by domestic violence.
–Increase community awareness of abuse and violence issues, including how to recognize domestic violence and its harmful effects and where to seek counseling, legal assistance, and other appropriate services.