- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An audit describes efforts by the city of Los Angeles to deal with domestic violence are disjointed, inconsistent and do not include all the elements of a successful program.

City Controller Ron Galperin released the audit Thursday, saying he doesn’t usually advocate spending more money but the programs have to be a priority and more money must be committed to them.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1j5738U ) the city spent $3.2 million on domestic violence programs, including intervention efforts, education programs and shelters, in fiscal year 2013-14.

Los Angeles police respond to an average of 48,000 domestic violence calls each year. Police filed more than 15,000 reports and made 6,100 arrests for domestic violence last year.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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