California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on 2017-18 State Budget: Progress, But a Long Way to Go
Advocacy Group Sees Only Limited Support for Crucial Domestic Violence Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017

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California Partnership to End Domestic Violence on 2017-18 State Budget: Progress, But a Long Way to Go

Advocacy Group Sees Only Limited Support for Crucial Domestic Violence Services

SACRAMENTO — The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, a coalition representing 1,000 advocates, organizations, and allied groups working to support survivors of domestic violence, reacted today to the California state budget for fiscal year 2017-18.

“For the past several years, domestic violence funding in California has remained stable, and we thank legislators for that. With important programs under threat from Washington, however, we can no longer be satisfied with stable,” said Kathy Moore, Executive Director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. “This budget holds direct service funding at the same level it has been at for nearly a decade, and offers a small increase for the other two key priorities of service providers – the Equal Access Fund, providing crucial legal assistance to survivors, and the funding used to fight human trafficking.”

“While we appreciate the work legislators are doing to defend survivors and their families, we look forward to working with them to find critically-needed funds next year.”

About the Partnership

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied individuals across the state. Working at the local, state and national levels for nearly 40 years, the Partnership has a long track record of successfully passing over 200 pieces of legislation on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children. The Partnership believes that by sharing expertise, advocates and legislators can end domestic violence. Through our public policy, communications and capacity building programs, we create system-wide change that supports survivors and invests in prevention. Every day we inspire, inform and connect all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s member programs span the entire state. For more information, visit www.cpedv.org.

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