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Setting Strong Policy

Passing strong, comprehensive legislation and promoting policies that address the range of issues impacting survivors and their families

Communicating Priorities

Making the most of opportunities in social and traditional media and engaging a variety of messengers to promote solutions to critical issues in our movement

Building Capacity

Allowing every person working toward a violence-free California to become much more effective and efficient in addressing all facets of domestic violence


Free and Open to All!
Join us on July 23rd from 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Free and Open to All!
  • July 23, 2019 | 10–11:30 a.m.
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In this introduction to the Caring Dads program, Community Manager and Accredited Trainer Sarah Webb will discuss an approach that addresses domestic violence and child maltreatment by empowering women, keeping children safer, and holding fathers accountable. This webinar provides valuable information about what the Caring Dads program is, the feminist lens it emerged from, and the research behind its effectiveness.


Register for Our Newest Policy Webinar!
Join us August 1st from 10-11 a.m.!

  • August 1 | 10-11 a.m.
  • Member: $15* (save $20) | Non Member: $35
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On August 1st at 10 a.m., Kara Brodfuehrer and Renee Williams (National Housing Law Project) will lead a discussion on California housing protections for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. These include an eviction defense for survivors, the ability to change locks, and a survivor’s right to terminate a lease early.


June 3, 2019 Action Alert: Contact Your Legislators to Support Prevention Funding
Prevention Works to End Sexual & Domestic Violence

It’s crunch time in the state budget process, and we need to get key legislators’ attention about our request: $50 million in ongoing funding to prevent sexual and domestic violence. We have a very tight timeline, so please make calls as soon as possible!
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Tina Rodriguez, Community Action Partnership of Madera County, on Survivor-Centered Justice

This blog post discussed themes from Shifting the Lens, the Partnership’s Statewide Conference on Domestic Violence held in Los Angeles last March.

“Everyone in the movement to end domestic violence agrees on the common goal of prevention. What we disagree on is how to stop this vicious cycle. The generations before me broke the silence and established resources for survivors to escape. The criminal justice system adopted laws and court mandated services to hold batterers accountable.


May Rico, Executive Director of Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus, Reflects on Shifting the Lens Conference Themes: Survivor Safety & Empowerment and Accountability & Redemption for People Who Harm
March 11-12, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA

May Rico, Executive Director of Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus | Register for Shifting the Lens Today

“We work with survivors to heal the effects of abuse. We work with systems to change the societal attitudes that cause abuse to happen to begin with. But for people who choose to use violence? As a society, we throw them away or ignore what they did. We don’t know how to respond other than with one of those two extremes. Healing is not found in extremes. We have to find another way.


Kristen Fiester, Mountain Crisis Services Program Director, discusses accountability ahead of Shifting the Lens Conference
March 11-12, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA

Kristen Fiester, Program Director at Mountain Crisis Services | Register for Shifting the Lens Today

“I believe that the only way we can stop the cycle of violence is by assisting the whole family when it is safe to do so.  By assisting only the survivor, we are missing a key person- the one that has done the harm; the one that needs education and support.  In many cases, the person that has done harm has been harmed themselves.


Beverly Gooden, #WhyIStayed Creator, on Tony Porter’s upcoming discussion with Ray Rice at the Partnership’s Shifting the Lens Conference
March 11-12, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA

Beverly Gooden, #WhyIStayed Creator | Register for Shifting the Lens Today

“My journey to healing is ongoing. It’s included friends and family, therapists and counselors, living in homeless shelters and single-room occupancies, writing articles and speaking out publicly. But one thing I’ve never done is engage my ex-partners. I don’t want to open doors that have been intentionally closed. Do I think there is value in hearing directly from a man who has a history of violence? Yes.

Member Stories

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Member Stories
"Membership has provided me with the opportunity to have a voice regarding state law and policy that affects my community and the victims we serve..." - Adam Dodge, Laura's House

“Membership has provided me with the opportunity to have a voice regarding state law and policy that affects my community and the victims we serve. Through legislative advocacy, I have discovered powerful new ways to assist my clients and collaborate with colleagues across the state.” – Adam Dodge, Legal Director, Laura’s House