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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

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Showing Solidarity with Youth

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

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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.

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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.

Member Stories

Member story

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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