Our Mission

The Domestic Violence Action Center is committed to ending domestic violence and other forms of abuse through leadership, prevention, legal services, individual and systemic advocacy and social change work. We believe all persons should be treated with equality, dignity and fairness. With high quality and culturally sensitive programs, delivered with integrity and compassion we are creating safety and self-sufficiency for survivors and their children.



Teen Alert Program is a teen dating violence prevention, education, and intervention program based in Hawai'i at the Domestic Violence Action Center.  We provide education, and workshops on healthy relationships, gender roles, consent, community intervention strategies.  

We provide one-on-one individualized advocacy support for youth experiencing teen dating violence in Hawai'i . Our work is centered around building a movement where our youth feel safe, empowered, and dignified in making decisions on who and how they love.


TAP really showed me what it means to communicate in a healthy way. Jealousy is normal but now I know how to deal with it better. They really helped me understand why it’s better to be honest and just say what I feel instead of hiding it from my girlfriend.
— 10th grade student from Waipahu High School
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We inspire our youth to challenge and tackle issues like gender expectations, body image, and consent.