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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

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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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Request for Proposals: Blue Skies Listening Tour & Emergency Preparedness Technical Assistance Projects

We invite you to explore two new consultation opportunities:

1.) Blue Skies Listening Tour Project RFP:

With the rising emphasis on empowerment approaches, advocacy-beyond-leaving, trauma-informed practices & voluntary participation in services, advocates & leaders are asking if the State’s legislatively-mandated 13 core services reflect the field’s best thinking at this time?

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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
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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.

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Prevention work should be fun!
Back to School Edition

With only a few weeks until school starts, many California parents and students are gearing up for a year of academic and social growth. It’s an exciting time when everyone wants to put their best foot forward. The same goes for people working in adolescent dating abuse prevention; this is the time for finishing up plans to engage youth during the upcoming school year. Did you know that these prevention activities can actually be fun? 

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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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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?

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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 10, 2015
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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