Resources for Assistance Against Gender-Based Violence in the Dominican Republic

The Ministry of Women in the Dominican Republic offers assistance and legal support to victims of physical, psychological and marital violence through its lawyers throughout the country. Also, the Ministry has a telephone assistance system for the reporting of cases of violence.

The Ministry of Women’s 24 hour help line: 809-689-7212 and from the interior 809- 200-7212 (without charges)

Additionally, through its 52 provincial and municipal offices (OMM and OPM, for their acronyms in Spanish), the Ministry of Women is responsible for managing, through the relevant institutions, specialized care in domestic violence cases.

In turn, the Prosecutor of the National District has several specialized programs to combat gender-based violence:

  • Unit of Gender-Based Persecution and Prevention: is composed of the Unit of Gender-Based and Domestic Violence Persecution and Prevention of the National District, the only place in the Dominican capital where cases of sexual crimes are investigated.

Address: Ave. Rómulo Betancourt No. 301, Bella Vista
Telephones: 809-533-6668 and 809-532-7812

  • Care Center for Survivors of Violence: is a space for integral care that includes emotional and financial recuperation as well as social and professional development of women.This care center for gender-based violence maintains the following programs:
  1. Phycological service program
  2. Mutual help program
  3. Body-mind therapy program
  4. Social services program
  5. Training program
  6. Program for service providers

Address: C/ Hostos 350 esq. Luperón, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo
Telephone: 809-221-7785 /7782 / 809-682-3251.

  • Behavioral Intervention Center for Men: offers therapeutic and psychoeducational care to men in the framework of violations of law  24 – 97 about gender-based violence.
  •  Department of Childhood, Adolescence and the Family: deals with cases of physical, phycological, verbal negligent violence, or any other violation of a child or adolescent’s rights. Likewise, it is responsible for conflicts that may arise between members of a family that produce physical, psychological or verbal aggressions, threats or damage to personal property.

Address: Avenida México No. 38, sector de Gazcue
Telephone: 809-689-7267

Similarly, both the Public Ministry and the National Police have created a free telephone for citizens to report cases of violence:

Life Line (Public Ministry): 809-200-1202 (free of charge)
National Police – Specialized Help Unit for Gender-Based and Domestic Violence
Tel. 809-688-3255 (direct number)
Tel. 809-682-2151 ext. 2256 (free number)

 

Prosecutor of the National District offices  in which you can denounce domestic violence

Sector Address Telephone
Villa Juana Calle Paraguay esq. Marcos Adón 809-686-2808
Cristo Rey  Av. Ortega Y Gasset Próximo A La Clínica Cruz Jiminián 809-472-7220
Villas Agrícolas / La Zurza Calle Diagonal Segunda No. 19 Esq. Félix EvaristoMejía 809-845-0774
Villa Consuelo / San Carlos / Villa Francisca C/ TuntiCáceres Esq. C/ Felipe ViciniPerdomo, Villa Consuelo.  809-688-1184
Ciudad Colonial C/ Vicente Celestino Duarte # 9 Esq. Isabel La Católica 809-686-4376
Los Ríos  Av. Circunvalación#302  809-561-3609
María Auxiliadora  C/ BarbarínMojica Esquina Teniente Amado García No.4 809-689-7087
Los Girasoles Calle Emma Balaguer Esq. Jazmín, Los Girasoles III 809-620-7759

 

Privincial Offices of the Ministry of Women

Province Address Telephone
Santo Domingo Autopista San Isidro, Plaza Sama, 3er Nivel, Santo Domingo Este 809-728-1802 – 809-728-1842
Azua C/ Ramón Matías Mella Edif. Publico (al lado del Palacio de Justicia) 1er. Nivel 809-521-4042
Bahoruco C/ San Bartolomé, Edificio de la Gobernación, 2da Planta 809-527-9389
Barahona C/ 27 de Febrero, Esq. Duverge# 2 809-524-2140
Bonao C/ 27 de Febrero esq. J. Peynado- Gobernación Provincial 809-525-6582
 

Dajabón

C/ BellerEsq. C/ VictorManuel Abreu (Gobernación 1er. Nivel) 809-579-8580
Duarte C/ San Francisco # 50 Edificio Pedro Martínez 809-725-2630
El Seibo C/ León Beras# 2, 2do Nivel del Edif. OficinasGubernamentales 809-552-3161 Flota829-259-7314
Elías Piña C/ Sánchez # 66 – Centro Ciudad 809-527-9655
Espaillat C/ del Rosario # 80, Esq. 26 de Julio – Edif. ce la Gobernación Provincial 3er Nivel – Moca 809-578-5767
Hato Mayor C/ Palo Hincado, Esq. 27 de Febrero, Oficina de la Gobernación de Hato Mayor 809-553-4643
Hermanas Mirabal C/ Hermanas Mirabal 2do Nivel del Edificio de la Gobernación – Salcedo 809-577-1344
Independencia C/ Mella # 14 (al lado de CONANI) – Jimaní 809-248-3347
La Altagracia C/ Agustín Guerrero, esq. Duarte – Edif. De la Gobernación Provincial – Higüey 809-554-3066 – Cel. 809-757-7133
La Romana C/ Teniente Amado García #21, Edif. de la Gobernación Provincial 809- 813-4401
La Vega C/ Duarte #9, Edif. Maranata2da. Planta (Frentea Holguin) 809-242-3604
María Trinidad Sánchez C/ 27 de Febrero, Esq. Club Rotario, Edificio de la Gobernación Provincial – Nagua 809-584-1959
Monte Plata C/ Duarte # 20, Centro del Pueblo (al lado de Caribe Expres) – Monte Plata 809-551-3194
Montecristi C/ Pimentel # 124 Barrio La Colina (frente el Palacio de Justicia) 809-579-3641
Pedernales C/ Genaro Pérez Rocha # 17, Esq. 27 de Febrero 809-524-9370
Peravia C/ PresidenteBillini# 14 – Baní 809-522-5034
Puerto Plata C/ Virginia Elena Ortea# 09 Esq. CardenalSancha2do Nivel 809-261-2216/809-261-2709
Samaná C/ Cayacoa, Edificio de la Gobernación 809-538-3626
San Cristóbal C/ Mella# 5 Alto 809-288-3623
San José de Ocoa C/ Canadá# 46 809-558-2980 – 809-558-4166
San Juan C/ Colón # 34 (entre la 16 de agosto y la Capotillo) 809-557-3394
San Pedro de Macorís C/ Francisco Caamaño, Edif. Huacalito, 3era. Planta de las Oficinas Gubernamentales 809-529-6697
Sánchez Ramírez C/ Román Hernández GlassEsq. Av. Universitaria – Cotuí 809-585-3537
Santiago Av. Juan Pablo Duarte # 86, Edif. Ayuntamientode Santiago 809-724-0684 – 809-724-2623
Santiago Rodríguez C/ Restauración # 61 Edificio Oficinas Públicas 2do Nivel 809-382-0610
Valverde Av. Desiderio Aria – Edificio Gubernamental 2do Nivel – Mao 809-572-4103

 

References:
National Directory of Institutions that work to eradicate violence against women and girls: http://www.cipaf.org.do/index.php/insituciones-contra-la-violencia#!/catid=1;2
http://fiscaliadeldistrito.gob.do/web

 

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