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Oakland Resident Honored with Statewide Award for Domestic Violence Advocacy
Cherri Allison of the Alameda County Family Justice Center awarded for work “standing with and for communities grounded in justice and love”

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Oakland Resident Honored with Statewide Award for Domestic Violence Advocacy

Cherri Allison of the Alameda County Family Justice Center awarded for work “standing with and for communities grounded in justice and love”

Stephen Murphy, Alameda County Family Justice Center, accepting award on Cherri Allison’s behalf (center), with Partnership Board President Erin Scott (left), and Partnership Executive Director Kathy Moore (right)
 

September 11, 2017 – Fresno, Calif.: The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, a coalition representing 1,000 survivors, advocates, organizations, and allied individuals working to support survivors of domestic violence, honored Oakland resident Cherri Allison with the Karen Cooper Beloved Community Award at its annual reception. Ms. Allison, who serves as Executive Director at the Alameda County Family Justice Center, also has a background in family law and domestic violence prevention.

“Cherri Allison embodies the legacy of Partnership founder and first board president Karen Cooper,” said Kathy Moore, Executive Director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. “We are proud to honor her today at our annual reception, and look forward to seeing more of her work leading domestic violence advocates in the years ahead.”

 “Cherri Allison is a truly passionate advocate for ending violence,” said Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland). “I enthusiastically congratulate her for receiving this award. Through her dedicated service, she has come to the aid of so many escaping domestic violence. She makes a profound and positive difference and creates a better Alameda County.”

Under Ms. Allison’s leadership, the Alameda County Family Justice Center has provided legal services to survivors of domestic violence, including elder abuse and human trafficking.

 

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CONTACT:
Joshua Goodman
Mercury LLC for the Partnership
202-577-5810
JGoodman@mercuryllc.com

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