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

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Voter Engagement Guide 2016

The Partnership and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, is pleased to present a Voter Engagement Guide for the 2016 election. The guide provides voter engagement activities, candidate information, social media tips, important dates and more to help your organization engage with your community to get involved.


#FreeBresha Campaign
The Partnership Sends Letter Urging Ohio Prosecutor to Drop All Charges Against Bresha

The #FreeBresha Campaign has made headlines as an example of systemic injustice affecting survivors–particularly black girls and women–who defend themselves and their families against domestic violence. If you are not familiar with this case, Bresha is a 15 year-old teen living in Ohio. Along with her mother and siblings, she experienced years of abuse from her father.


NNEDV’s Domestic Violence Counts Survey Day
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Have you ever wondered how much communities rely on domestic violence organizations for support? The data has consistently shown that thousands of people receive services in just one day. 

As we prepare for NNEDV’s Domestic Violence Counts Survey Day on September 14, 2016, we think about survivors who have received support in previous years:

Resource Tool Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based ViolenceDeborah Son, MSW: STAND! For Families Free of ViolenceMinouche Kandel, San Francisco Department on the Status of Women & Alexandra Lutnick, RTI InternationalDerald Wing Sue, Christina M. Capodilupo, Gina C. Torino, Jennifer M. Bucceri, Aisha M. B. Holder, Kevin L. Nadal, and Marta Esquilin Teachers College, Columbia UniversityAdaptation from Sue, Derald Wing, Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation, Wiley & Sons, 2010.Celina Alveraz, Empower Yolo, WOCN Aspiring Ally and Jackie Burris, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, WOCN Aspiring AllySarah Khan and Vivian LeeHolly Grace Palmer, Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus County and Adaora Ezike, MHS California Adolescent Health Collaborative at PHIDeep Kaur Jodhka, Sikh Family Center and Nancy Wan, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based ViolenceKristine King, Project Coordinator, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse and Rhonda Martinson, Consultant on behalf of Praxis International

Our Statewide Domestic Violence Conference: Keeping the Momentum Going

Resource Tool The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence; National Latin@ Network - Casa de Esperanza; Department of Justice; Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence

New Language Access Resources
Making Services Accessible to Limited English Proficiency, Deaf & Hard of Hearing DV Survivors

Survivors with limited language proficiency (LEP) are more likely to seek services if those services are provided in their language, and any organization receiving federal financial assistance—either directly or indirectly—is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the American with Disabilities Act.

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The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on the continued domestic violence allegations against Assemblymember Hernández


Media Contact: Jessica Merrill, Communications & Development Manager: jessica@cpedv.org | (916) 444-7163, x118

Press release

Safety and Accountability:
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence’s statement on the allegations against Assemblymember Hernandez

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is aware of the recent allegations of domestic violence against Assemblymember Roger Hernandez. As the coalition voice representing California’s domestic violence community, we are concerned about these charges, and want to reaffirm the importance of supporting victims and fostering meaningful accountability for people who harm others. Because the case at hand is open and ongoing, we do not have all the facts and cannot presume the nature of the evidence, nor the legal implications thereof.

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Rally
California’s latest prevention efforts discussed

Media Contact: Jessica Merrill                                      February 25, 2016
Mobile: (707) 330-6838
Email: jessica@cpedv.org

Emily Martin, Capacity Building Coordinator, Talks Prevention with the Tahoe SAFE Alliance & Youth Leaders

Emily Martin, Capacity Building Coordinator, Talks Prevention with the Tahoe SAFE Alliance & Youth Leaders

Gina and Krystell (Teen Peace Project at Truckee High School) join Kassi (Tahoe SAFE Alliance) and Emily (California Partnership to End Domestic Violence) for a great discussion on prevention, intervention, youth leadership and community engagement.

Getting to Know Our Movement

Getting to Know Our Movement
Jessie Corral & Mckinley Jordan of Peace Over Violence

Jessie and Mckinley from Partnership member program Peace Over Violence are working together with youth leaders to promote not only healthy relationships–but healthy communities overall. Jessie said, “This is something that can be replicated in the community–by using art, music, performance…digital storytelling, too. Using youth stories and voices to put out this positive message in the community that we want to see.”

Blog post Deena Fulton, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Our Field is United by Purpose
A Guest Post by Deena Fulton, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

As much as possible, we want to highlight for our readers the power of collaboration in preventing gender-based violence. In this prevention blog post, we’re excited to bring you a guest post from Deena Fulton of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). Our long-standing collaboration with CALCASA has been especially important for our prevention efforts, as many of our strategies address shared risk and protective factors for both sexual assault and domestic violence.


California Has its Own Specialized License Plate Dedicated to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention!
Pre-Order Yours Today and Spread the Word

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the California Says NO MORE license plate campaign alongside Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, the California Office of Emergency Services and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Blog post Jessica Merrill

Do You Support the Movement to End Domestic Violence? You Should Also Care About Immigration Policy.

The most important thing I’ve learned since joining the movement to end domestic violence is that one size does not fit all when supporting survivors. Every survivor has a unique identity that is shaped by country of origin, language, gender identity, sexuality, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and so much more. We cannot separate out these components of a person’s identity when thinking about how we respond to an individual survivor’s situation and needs, or when thinking about what policy issues impact their lives.