Who We Are
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is a statewide membership coalition that was formed in 2005 through the merger of the California Alliance Against Domestic Violence (CAADV) and the Statewide California Coalition for Battered Women (SCCBW). These two organizations joined together to form one state coalition to foster unity within the domestic violence movement in California.
Like other Domestic Violence Coalitions throughout the U.S. States and Territories, The Partnership is rooted in the battered women’s movement and the values that define this movement, including working towards social justice, self-determination, and ending the oppression of women.
The Partnership now stands as the nationally-recognized State Domestic Violence Coalition for California. Together with our 150 member organizations and individuals across the entire state, The Partnership has built upon the 30-year history of our predecessor organizations while forging into new territory to provide statewide leadership and successfully pass legislation to ensure safety and justice for domestic violence survivors and their children.
A California free from domestic violence.
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence promotes the collective voice of a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals, working to eliminate all forms of domestic violence.
As an advocate for social change, we advance our mission by shaping public policy, increasing community awareness, and strengthening our members’ capacity to work toward our common goal of advancing the safety and healing of victims, survivors and their families.
- Provide leadership on public policy issues by promoting legislation and organizing grassroots advocacy campaigns.
- Educate and influence policy- and decision-makers about issues pertaining to domestic violence.
- Advocate for the appropriate and equitable allocation of resources dedicated to preventing and ending domestic violence.
- Hold positions of influence on governmental commissions and task forces addressing domestic violence, and use these positions to bring the voices of victims and advocates into the policy arena.
- Collaborate with multi-disciplinary stakeholders and organizations to promote systems changes which improve operational policies, protocols and institutional responses to domestic violence.
- Such institutions include the criminal and civil legal systems, law enforcement agencies, child protective services, public and private workplaces, social service agencies, health care providers, public assistance programs and many others affecting victims of domestic violence.
- Promote prevention and social change strategies which challenge the social, economic and political conditions that sustain a culture in which domestic violence is condoned.
- Promote the collective statewide voice on the issue of domestic violence.
- Communicate strategic messages employing multiple methods to promote our vision and mission to diverse constituencies and audiences.
- Conduct media advocacy, provide education to improve the accurate portrayal of domestic violence, and encourage the media’s positive role in preventing and ending domestic violence.
- Research, develop, publish, and distribute information and resources on domestic violence and related topics.
- Organize events and campaigns to increase awareness of domestic violence and promote social change.
Professional Training & Services
- Convene statewide conferences and webinars, regional workshops, and on-site training sessions to strengthen domestic violence services and organizations.
- Offer customized resources and technical assistance to help programs in addressing specific questions, needs or challenges.
- Share promising practices, trends and emerging issues occurring throughout the state and nation.
- Serve as a clearinghouse for information, resources and expert consultants.
- Disseminate videos, resources, curricula and materials available free of charge, on-line or through our lending library.
Collaboration, Coalition-building & Networking
- Facilitate Regional and Statewide peer-to-peer learning, networking and support.
- Encourage information-sharing and dialogue through active committees and listservs.
- Support partnerships which strengthen the network of victim services.
- Represent the field by serving on state and national advisory committees, coalitions and work groups.
- Educate about the intersection of multiple forms of oppression and violence by advocating for social change and social justice.
- Advocate for increased access for unserved and underserved communities, as well as the availability of high-quality, culturally competent services.
- Build sensitive and culturally-appropriate alliances with immigrant communities, communities of color, faith-based organizations, and sexual orientation/gender identity advocacy and support organizations, among many others.
Victim Resources & Referrals
- The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence does not provide direct services to victims of domestic violence, but can provide referrals to local service providers, shelters, legal services and more.