November 21, 2014
Executive Action will increase safety for many domestic violence survivors across California
President Obama’s recently-announced executive action will bring relief to many immigrants in California and across the country, including survivors of domestic violence and their families. Abusive partners often use the victim’s lack of immigration status...
November 11, 2014
District Attorney declines to prosecute Ray McDonald - strong prevention and education efforts from the 49ers are still important
Yesterday, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced that the 49ers’ Ray McDonald will not face domestic violence charges. The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) appreciates the District Attorney’s careful examination...
September 19 (updated on 10/23 to reflect final #InterceptDV Challenge & graphics)
The Partnership announces #InterceptDV Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In a recent memo, Commissioner Goodell announced that all NFL personnel will participate in educational trainings on domestic violence and sexual assault, also promising a substantial amount of resources...
September 16, 2014
Surina Khan of the Women's Foundation of California to deliver keynote address at the Partnership's Annual Conference
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is pleased to announce that Surina Khan, Chief Executive Officer at the Women’s Foundation of California, will present the keynote address at its 2014 Conference: Connecting the Dots: Domestic Violence, Health and Well-being. At 9:15 a.m. on September 17th, Khan will speak to nearly 300 shelter providers and...
September 8, 2014
Ray Rice's Suspension and Termination are Primary Steps to Creating a Stronger NFL Response to Domestic Violence
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) considers Ray Rice’s termination and suspension necessary steps to improving perpetrator accountability in football teams across the country. Rice’s violent assault of his partner is a critical issue...
Partnership Announces Recipients of Statewide Economic Empowerment Grants, Funded by Allstate Foundation
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s B.O.S.S. Economic Empowerment Program grants...
October 11, 2013
Domestic Violence Employer Protections Bill Becomes Law
Today, Governor Brown signed SB 400, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide employment protections to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The new law will...
September 11, 2013
Domestic Violence Employment Protections Bill Heads to the Governor
Today, the Legislature approved SB 400, a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide employment protections to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. The Assembly passed the bill...
May 8, 2013
California 2012 Domestic Violence Census Released; Over 1,100 Service Requests Went Unmet Due to Lack of Resources
The new Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Programs report released by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) reveals that in 2012, California...
May 2, 2013
Bill Expanding Housing Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors Passes Senate Unanimously
Today, Senate Bill 612 (Leno) passed the Senate floor with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 38-0 vote. SB 612 strengthens existing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder or dependent abuse who must terminate their leases...
April 16, 2013
Partnership Announces New Initiative to Treat Trauma in Victims of Violence: Pathways to Healing Project Funded Through a $25,000 Verizon Grant
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) will help state domestic violence service providers better understand the effects of violence on victims, thanks to a $25,000 Verizon Foundation grant.
April 10, 2013
Groundbreaking Bill Passes Labor Relations Committee; California Lagging Behind in Domestic Violence Workplace Protections
Today, Senate Bill 400 (Jackson) passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, the first step in establishing more reliable workplace protections for...
March 13, 2013
California Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalitions Join National Movement to say NO MORE to Violence Against Women
Today the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) are joining a nationwide effort to launch the country’s first unifying symbol...
February 28, 2013
Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Passes House; California Advocates Applaud Strong Support for Victims, Families
February 12, 2013
Violence Against Women Act Passes Senate; California Advocates Applaud Strong Support for Victims, Families
Senate Bill 47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), passed the Senate today in a vote of 78-22, with many Republicans crossing the aisle...
February 11, 2013
California Legislators Urge Congress to Pass Strong Violence Against Women Act
Today legislators in the California Senate and Assembly passed three resolutions urging federal lawmakers to pass a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), recognizing the importance of...
January 16, 2013
Domestic Violence Advocates Applaud Gun Policy Recommendations
Today President Obama presented a series of gun policy proposals, based on recommendations made by a task force assembled in the wake of the Newtown school massacre. Domestic violence advocates...
October 24, 2012
DV Coalition Launches New "B.O.S.S." Economic Empowerment Program with Support from Allstate Foundation
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Allstate Foundation to provide economic empowerment and financial literacy training...
October 9, 2012
California DV Coalition Urges San Francisco Supervisors to Adopt Official Misconduct Findings Against Ross Mirkarimi
Tomorrow, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting to decide whether to adopt the Ethics Commission’s findings and sustain the official misconduct charges against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
October 1, 2012
October is DV Awareness Month; Advocates Applaud Governor, Legislature for Passing Victims’ Rights Legislation
Today marks the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and advocates across the state are commending the legislature and Governor Brown for their actions this session to support domestic violence victims and their families.
September 26, 2012
Governor Signs Domestic Violence Fee Bill, Increases Revenue for Life-Saving Services
On Monday Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2094 (Butler) into law. The bill had passed through the legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, and the new law will ensure that domestic violence organizations get the revenue from fees they are entitled to under the law.
Four-County Audit Reveals Counties Owe Shelters Hundreds of Thousands in Backlog of Undisbursed Fee
Yesterday the California State Auditor released a report examining 4 counties (Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diegoand Santa Clara) on their allocation of fees collected from people convicted of domestic violence crimes. By law, counties are required...
June 1, 2012
Teen Dating Abuse Prevention Bill Stalls; Advocates Will Continue Working for Safe Schools
AB 1880, a teen dating violence prevention measure, has stalled in the Senate Appropriations Committee and will not be moving forward. The measure, by Assembly Member Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), aimed at reducing dating abuse in middle and high schools...
May 21, 2012
Domestic Violence Coalition Awarded a Dept. of Public Health Contract for Groundbreaking Statewide Prevention Project
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) has won an important statewide contract from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop, implement and evaluate core competencies for domestic violence and teen dating violence...
May 11, 2012
Domestic Violence Fines Bill Passes Assembly in Bipartisan Landslide
Yesterday the State Assembly overwhelming passed Assembly Bill 2094 (Butler) with a 74-0 vote. AB 2094 seeks to close loopholes in existing law that can prevent California communities from collecting the fines and fees that are assessed against people convicted of domestic violence crimes. Specifically, it increases the minimum...
May 3, 2012
New Nationwide Survey Shows Demand for Domestic Violence Services Up Sharply in a Down Economy
A new survey released Monday by the Mary Kay Foundation shows that the persistent economic downturn has had a serious impact on domestic violence shelters. The “Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey” reveals that not only have shelters seen an increase...
February 23, 2012
Domestic Violence Coalition Sponsors Groundbreaking Dating Abuse Prevention Bill, AB 1880
Yesterday, Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), introduced AssemblyBill 1880, Dating Abuse Prevention: School Policies and Procedures. The bill, sponsored by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), would fill in gaps in existing law, to help California schools...
February 2, 2012
San Leandro Murder-Suicide Highlights Need for Teen Dating Violence Prevention Resolution Introduced Today
In the wake of the January 27th murder of 15 year-old Myrna Umanzor, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) calls on state lawmakers to support the resolution introduced today by Assemblymember Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), designating February 2012 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Police suspect...
December 14, 2011
CDC Releases First-Ever National Survey of Intimate Partner Violence
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) today welcomed groundbreaking new survey data which highlights the urgent need for funding and services...
November 29, 2011
Domestic Violence Advocates Sign on to Amicus Brief Questioning Validity of "Parental Alienation" Defense
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), the statewide domestic violence coalition, has signed on to an amicus brief filed last week concerning the case McRoberts v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County. The brief concerns a case in which custody of three children was...
November 1, 2014
"Crime After Crime" Premieres on the Oprah Winfrey Network Thursday, November 3rd
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) and filmmaker Yoav Potash have been coordinating on a statewide series of screenings of Potash’s award-winning documentary “Crime After Crime,” which tells the story...
October 24, 2011
Hopeline from Verizon Donates $10,000 to the Partnership
On Friday, HopeLine from Verizon presented The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership), the statewide domestic violence coalition, with a $10,000 check at a Domestic Violence Awareness Month event...
October 19, 2011
Journey of Hope Tour Reaches San Francisco
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is proud to bring a nationwide awareness-raising campaign to San Francisco, to commemorate...
October 10, 2011
In Wake of High School Murder, LA School District Votes on Landmark Teen Violence Prevention Resolution
On Friday, 17 year-old Cindi Santana was stabbed to death in a courtyard at her LA-area high school; her 18 year-old ex-boyfriend Abraham Lopez is scheduled to be arraigned...
June 8, 2011
Legislature Adopts Resolution for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Lets Dating Violence Education Bill Die
On June 6th, the Senate adopted ACR 29 (Bonilla) designating February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Advocates acknowledged the importance of the state’s recognition of this serious problem, even as...
April 27, 2011
Film Follows Timeline of Domestic Violence Homicide of Verizon Employee
Jenesse Center Inc, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and Verizon will team up to present Telling Amy’s Story—a documentary that follows the timeline of the domestic violence homicide...