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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

Post Jessica Merrill

On Intersectional Solidarity
The Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment

Having fresh in my mind the conversations I had recently in Arcata with Executive Directors of the Far North Region, and with many colleagues at the Annual Membership Meeting, I have the sense that our field is looking in the mirror—exploring options and being willing to move toward a more just place for all, that some of us might call a path to equity, or perhaps collective liberation.

Post Jessica Merrill

Showing Solidarity with Youth

Resources by Paul Bancroft and Kristy Oriol, Sierra Community House:

Post Jessica Merrill

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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Post Jessica Merrill

New Report! Deepen Your Prevention Work

Post Jessica Merrill

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.

Member Stories

Member story Michelle Arcos

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

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