The Partnership has been instrumental in the passage, enactment, implementation and enforcement of strong, comprehensive legislation and public policies that address a range of domestic violence issues. In 2021& 2022, our policy work will focus on the following areas:
Funding and Program Requirements
Housing & Homelessness
Addressing the Criminal Legal System
Prevention & Immigration
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has made our already planned priorities around survivor homelessness and sexual and domestic violence prevention even more urgent. Learn about each of our priorities by clicking the tabs below. For an overview of our state-level priorities, read our 2021 & 2022 Policy Agenda.
Elevate the issue of prevention and the need for legislative support and dedicated funding, through events including annual Orange Day briefings.
Seek out funding opportunities to support prevention efforts.
Advocate for policies that support immigrant survivors’ access to the range of benefits and resources.
Actively oppose policy which creates additional barriers for immigrant survivors.
Support policy to develop options for immigrant survivors to access relief and protection without requiring engagement with the criminal legal system.
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Support Our Policy Work
The decisions made in Sacramento and Washington DC directly impact domestic violence survivors and programs. Our ability to advance public policies relies upon private donations and membership dues. If you care about domestic violence and want to make an impact, contact our Policy Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Member
When you join our Coalition, you gain access to our policy advocacy community! No matter where you’re starting—as a new member who has yet to visit the Capitol, or a seasoned advocate who has attended lots of legislative meetings—we’re here to present learning opportunities, provide calls to action, and hear your input to ensure that our policy work reflects a responsive, integrated approach combining services and social change.
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Stay updated on our latest policy accomplishments, and receive calls-to-action for supporting key legislation.
Tools & Resources
The following tools and resources will help you effectively engage in policy efforts.
Find additional policy information and Partnership publications in our resource library.
The Partnership’s Policy Advisory Council is a diverse group that helps develop our proactive policy agenda and our responses to additional legislative proposals, considering the interests of a full spectrum of survivors, advocates and communities. Through a biennial policy survey and monthly regional and statewide calls, our coalition’s Members inform our policy work. Our work includes both legislative solutions and systems change efforts to strengthen prevention and intervention responses to domestic violence.