Who We Are

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups throughout the state. Through our public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, we align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change. We believe that by sharing expertise, advocates and policy-makers can end domestic violence. For nearly 40 years, we have inspired, informed and connected all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. 

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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Building Opportunities for Survivor Success
Our Impact in Local Communities

My name is Melissa Woods and I have been given the opportunity to facilitate the Allstate Financial program for our agency. The Allstate Financial program is going extremely well. Last week I taught six financial classes.  The class that we have for our community on Mondays always has at least five in attendance.  I have noticed that people at first are reluctant to open up about their finances, however after they start to  feel comfortable with me then we can work together as a team.

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We’re Hiring!
Temporary, Part-Time Project Specialist Implementing our Cultural Competence Organizational Self-Assessment Tool

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence has an opening for a temporary, part-time Project Specialist implementing our Cultural Competence Organizational Self-assessment tool (CCOS).

This job is based in Sacramento with the option to work remotely for the right candidate.

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New Curriculum Available Now!
Engaging Communities in Primary Prevention: Introduction to the Core Competencies

The Partnership, with support of the California Office of Emergency Services, is pleased to present an innovative new curriculum: Engaging Communities in Primary Prevention: Introduction to the Core Competencies.

Because the seed of transformation is within the community itself, this curriculum is intended to strengthen the capacity of prevention practitioners working to end domestic violence, teen dating violence, and sexual violence–and to cultivate the collective leadership of communities necessary for dynamic local initiatives capable of achieving lasting social change.

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Federal Advocacy
NNEDV Advocacy Day in Washington, DC

Just a few weeks ago, the Partnership’s Policy Team was in Washington, DC for Congressional meetings as part of NNEDV’s Advocacy Day. Attending were Sydnie Reyes, Krista Niemczyk, and Board Members Erin Scott and Nicholle Gonzalez-Seitz. Approximately 40 state domestic violence coalitions attended the event to share our collective federal priorities with Members of Congress and their staff.

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Making the Case for Schools’ Role in Promoting Healthy Relationships

Some schools offer information about dating abuse and healthy relationships through assemblies, health classes or presentations from local domestic violence organizations, but how many schools are going beyond these singular events to nurture a school environment that values healthy adolescent relationships?

Success! AB 418 Signed into Law

Success! AB 418 Signed into Law
Extending Tenant Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Amazing news! Our priority housing bill, ‪AB 418‬, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown! This strengthens early lease termination provisions for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and elder/dependent adult abuse. If a survivor is a tenant in an unsafe living environment, they will be able to break the lease with a statement from a counselor or caseworker. AB 418 made this provision permanent (it was due to sunset in 2016). On top of that, this law reduces a survivor’s rent obligation from 30 days to 14 days.

Press release
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New report demonstrates alarming gap in services for domestic violence victims in California

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

New report demonstrates alarming gap in services for domestic violence victims in California

SACRAMENTO — A new report reveals 5,784 victims of domestic violence received services from domestic violence programs across California in just one day. These victims could fill legislators’ seats in the California Senate and Assembly chambers 48 times over.

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Adolescent Dating Abuse
Community Action Toolkit

You can make a difference in the lives of California youth, creating opportunities for them to build the skills they need to practice healthy, respectful relationships.

Share these images with your social media networks and ask them to take action! Be sure to Include the link to our guide, Mobilizing Schools to Address Adolescent Relationship Abuse.