DOMESTIC VIOLENCE was filmed in Tampa, Florida. The film shows the police responding to domestic violence calls and the work of The Spring, the principal shelter in Tampa for women and children. Sequences with the police include police response, intervention, and attempted resolution of domestic violence calls. Sequences at the shelter include intake interviews, individual counseling sessions, anger management training, group therapy, staff meetings, and conversations among clients and between clients and staff. Since two thirds of the residents at the shelter are children, the film also has sequences of school activities, therapy sessions for children where domestic violence is discussed, and counseling for parents and children organized around children"s issues and experiences with domestic violence.