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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you missed our webinar, access the recording!

  • Thursday, December 20th from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Register
  • Free and open to everyone

Prevention programs often use media to show examples of abuse in relationships or sexual violence, but young people can benefit from more critical media literacy. During this webinar, led by eleven24 Founder Tonjie Reese, participants will gain a deeper knowledge about media literacy and how to empower young people with critical media literacy.

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New Prevention Peer Network Call Series – Free and Open to Everyone
Join every month!

Sign up for our Prevention Peer Network Call series

Join a network of people committed to preventing domestic violence at every level. Preventionists have requested additional opportunities to connect with their peers across the state, and we’ve heard you. The Partnership is excited to invite you to a participate in a monthly call to connect with your prevention peers. In these informal discussions, which take place the fourth Friday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m.,

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Organizational Values Impact Effectiveness
Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus Reflects on its Use of the CROS Tool

Last year, Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus used the Partnership’s Cultural Responsiveness Organizational Self-Assessment (CROS) tool to address implicit bias and increase organizational equity. Are you ready to see where your team lands on the spectrum of cultural responsiveness? After reading about Haven’s experience, explore the CROS tool for yourself!

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"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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