The Domestic Violence, Survivor’s Guide Handbook is organized into four chapters. Chapter 1 (dealing with domestic violence) contains information on how to get help if you are a victim of domestic violence. Chapter 2 (Understanding Domestic Violence) provides background information on the nature and causes of domestic violence. Chapter 3 (Living Violence-free) discusses a number of alternatives you may want to consider in order to have a life free from violence. Chapter 4 (Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence) includes the names of support groups and organizations for additional sources for general, legal, and financial information. Domestic violence is a major problem, both in California and across the United States. This handbook was developed by the Crime and Violence Prevention Center under the California Attorney General’s Office. It was developed as a survivor’s guide for victims of domestic violence.