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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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Organizational Values Impact Effectiveness
Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus Reflects on its Use of the CROS Tool

Last year, Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus used the Partnership’s Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool to address implicit bias and increase organizational equity. Are you ready to see where your team lands on the spectrum of cultural responsiveness? After reading about Haven’s experience, explore the CROS tool for yourself!

What was the challenge faced and what accounts for it?

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New Prevention Peer Network Calls
Free and open to everyone! Join us!

Join a network of people committed to preventing domestic violence at every level! Preventionists have requested additional opportunities to connect with their peers across the state, and we’ve heard you. The Partnership is excited to invite you to a participate in a monthly call to connect with your prevention peers. In these informal discussions, which take place the fourth Friday of each month from 2 – 3pm, we’ll get real about the unique challenges prevention folks experience when out in the community.

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Shifting the Lens: Engaging Boys and Men in the Prevention of Violence
Written by Alejandra Aguilar, Program Specialist at the Partnership

Gender pronouns: She, Her, Hers

A crying baby is handed over to an adult to calm, and every single time, the adult would ask: What is it? – Because inadvertently, when meeting someone, the first clue we need in order to figure out how to respond is their gender.

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.

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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