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Policy Priorities


Policy Priorities

We have been instrumental in the passage, enactment, implementation and enforcement of strong, comprehensive legislation and public policies that address a range of domestic violence issues. The Partnership’s Policy Advisory Council is a diverse group that helps develop our proactive policy agenda and our responses to additional legislative proposals, considering the interests of a full spectrum of survivors, advocates and communities. Through an annual policy survey and monthly regional and statewide calls, our coalition’s Members inform our coalition’s policy work. Our work includes both legislative solutions and systems change efforts to strengthen prevention and intervention responses to domestic violence.

2018 Priorities:

  • Along with our partners at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, we requested $50 million in the state budget to end sexual and domestic violence in California: The Partnership diligently focused on this priority in 2018, advocating for needed investments in prevention, comprehensive wrap-around services, and research and innovation. | JUNE 13 UPDATE: Your advocacy worked! Read our statement on the exciting result of our statewide budget campaign. Advocates, legislators, social justice partners, and everyday Californians worked hard to make this happen. We are incredibly grateful for your support, and encourage you to continue engaging with the movements to end sexual and domestic violence.

Support Our Policy Work

The decisions made in Sacramento and Washington DC directly impact domestic violence survivors and programs. Our ability to advance public policies relies upon private donations and membership dues. If you care about domestic violence and want to make an impact, here’s how you can help ensure our voices are heard by state and federal legislators: 

Become a Member

When you join our Coalition, you gain access to our Public Policy and Research Committees, giving you a voice in statewide domestic violence legislation. 

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

Stay updated on our latest policy accomplishments, and receive calls-to-action for supporting key legislation.

Tools & Resources

The following tools and resources will help you effectively engage in policy efforts.