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Setting Strong Policy

Passing strong, comprehensive legislation and promoting policies that address the range of issues impacting survivors and their families

Communicating Priorities

Making the most of opportunities in social and traditional media and engaging a variety of messengers to promote solutions to critical issues in our movement

Building Capacity

Allowing every person working toward a violence-free California to become much more effective and efficient in addressing all facets of domestic violence

Press release

Update on U.S. v. State of California Lawsuit

Last Wednesday, our coalition attended a federal court hearing in Sacramento to protect the California Values Act. As you may remember from our last statement, the federal government is seeking to block the Values Act, a high policy priority the Partnership worked to pass in 2017.

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Developing a New Track to Building Change Together with an Equity Lens – Part Four: Engaging Boys and Men
Written by the Partnership's Miranda Stiers

On the final day of our Building Change Together training, participants were able to take a deep dive into Engaging Men and Boys with Melissa Espinoza from Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments and Sarah Diamond of Center for Community Solutions. In this developing this session, Melissa and Sarah brought together the previous days training, in particular community engagement and inclusivity.

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Self-Reflection leads to Powerful Insight as Agency Centers Voices of Women of Color to Enrich Healing Arts Program for Survivors of Trauma
The Partnership's Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool will re-launch soon!

The countdown to re-launching our Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool is on! We’ll be offering a variety of customized support options for domestic violence agencies. In the meantime, explore the A Window Between Worlds’ use of CROS to word toward centering the voices of women of color.

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Developing a new track to Building Change Together with an Equity Lens – Part Two
Written by the Partnership's Miranda Stiers

To begin day 2 of Building Change Together, the Partnership’s Prevention Core Competencies Training, Sarah Diamond with Center for Community Solutions developed the curriculum for LGBITQ + Inclusive Prevention. Through this session, participants were provided materials to establish a common language, and understand the impact of  intimate partner violence and sexual violence in the queer and trans community.

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June 5, 2018: Your Budget Advocacy is Working!
Urgent Action Needed

We’re in the home stretch. However, we still need your help reminding Governor Brown about our request in the next week as negotiations move to the Conference Committee which works to reconcile the Governor’s, Assembly and Senate draft budgets. 

We need you (and your contacts) to contact the Governor’s office immediately.

Governor Brown – (916) 445-2841

And ask for the following:

Capacity building event

Prevention Peer Network Webinar: Digital Advocacy: Texting with our Teens

June 21, 2018 | 10:30-12:00 p.m.

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Developing a new track for Building Change Together with an Equity Lens
Written by the Partnership's Miranda Stiers

I had the opportunity to visit with the prevention team with Center for Community Solutions, to share materials from the new track for Building Change Together Primary Prevention Core Competencies Training (BCT). We discussed the Community Engagement and Bystander Intervention sessions. Over the course of the visit, we were able to talk through challenges and successes when engaging youth who are incarcerated in bystander intervention strategies.

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Underserved Communities within a Community: A Story that Challenges Assumptions
The Partnership's Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool will re-launch soon!

The countdown to re-launching our Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool is on! We’ll be offering a variety of customized support options for domestic violence agencies. In the meantime, explore the Maitri’s use of CROS to build trust and relationships with underrepresented organizations and leadership within the South Asian Community

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The Family Violence Appellate Project’s Heightened Commitment to an Equity Lens
The Partnership's Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool will re-launch soon!

The countdown to re-launching our Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool is on! We’ll be offering a variety of customized support options for domestic violence agencies. In the meantime, explore the Family Violence Appellate Project’s use of CROS to increase marginalized survivors’ access to legal services.


Erin Smith, Executive Director of the Family Violence Appellate Project, reflects on her organization’s experience with the CROS tool:

Member Stories

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Member Stories
"Membership has provided me with the opportunity to have a voice regarding state law and policy that affects my community and the victims we serve..." - Adam Dodge, Laura's House

“Membership has provided me with the opportunity to have a voice regarding state law and policy that affects my community and the victims we serve. Through legislative advocacy, I have discovered powerful new ways to assist my clients and collaborate with colleagues across the state.” – Adam Dodge, Legal Director, Laura’s House

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