Mission: Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for social change, and to ensure safety and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and their children.
Results: Our policy team works very closely with the state legislature, and has a long track record of successfully passing over 100 pieces of legislation on behalf of battered women and their children. We also continue to provide training and resources to the community and in 2011 we pioneered a training program to teach domestic violence advocates and prosecutors how to work collaboratively for the benefit of the domestic violence victim throughout the legal process.
Programs: The Partnership utilizes public policy, communications tools, professional training, collaboration, cultural competency and victims resources and referrals to provide member agencies with the tools they need to end domestic violence.
I had the pleasure of volunteering with the Partnership this past year and was immediately struck by the amazing work that is done there. Not only do they advocate for Victims and Survivors through relentless work with the California legislators but they also offer direct services referrals to current victims and survivors. So often people have no where else to turn, and The Partnership offers them a kind ear and refers them to local service providers that meet each individuals needs. Each and every individual at The Partnership has a deep passion for the work that is done at The Partnership, and they know that together we are stronger, so they work to embody this statement and move towards a California free from Domestic Violence.
I have been a volunteer for The Partnership for some years. For those working in the field of domestic violence, there is no other place like The Partnership in terms of networking, learning about important legislation, find support for best practices, and become involved in the domestic violence field at a greater level. And their annual domestic violence conference is awesome!