As the state coalition for domestic violence agencies, professionals working in overlapping fields, or members of the general public interested in combating domestic violence, the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence has consistently worked to incorporate the vision of these varied entities into one cohesive voice. The Partnership does not set the focus for advocacy in the movement to end domestic violence. Rather, its leadership listens to the collective voice of its members and then strives to respond in the most effective way, whether through political advocacy, training for the field, search for resources, etc. In a movement that prides itself on being survivor centered, the Partnership as our state coalition models “movement centered” advocacy.
I helped found the Partnership, as I served on the board of CAADV and worked on merging that group with SCCBW (these were 2 different DV coalitions, both in Ca.). I have been a member of the Public Policy and Research Committee of CAADV, now CPEDV, since 1983. I am happy with how CPEDV is operating, as it is a very vital organization, playing an essential role in helping to address and end domestic violence in our state. The annual conferences, the webinars, the conference calls, the amicus committee, the policy work, etc. are so important and the leadership is solid.
The Partnership has three power house strong suits: They are organized, they are inclusive and desire collaboration, and they are unwavering in their mission to end DV. One of the things I admire most is their emphasis on education and prevention. Their monthly calls are an excellent way for people to share best practices and learn from each other. Last their website is a go-to resource for all the current initiatives in the state which helps to keep people from all walks of life informed.
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.
As a former Board Member and the Executive Director for a community based non-profiy, I am very proud of the coalition that CPEDV has built. California is well represented!
As a director of a women's shelter program, the support and advocacy of the Partnership is invaluable. They are leaders in the field and voices for the victims. We could not provide the services we do without the work of our state coalition.
I am a Registered Nurse with an interest in improving medical support for survivors of physical abuse from intimate partners. I have experienced a number of disappointing encounters with the political system that should be geared toward assisting victims of abuse. The staff and leadership of CPEDV have been very helpful in keeping me informed of political action at the state level, and encouraging me to express my voice as a medical expert on abusive injuries.
The Partnership is critical in helping providers be connected with one another and be informed of what is happening in the legislature. Also, it allows me to take part in bills proposal discussions. As the founder of End DV, The Partnership makes me feel part of a state wide network to end violence against women. In addition, The Partnership's annual DV conference served an inspiration so we could create a very similar conference, Construyendo Futuros, for Spanish speaking families in the South of the Bay Area.
CPEDV is a great partner at the state level and we as a non-profit who services victims appreciate their advocacy, dedication, and tireless efforts to have a nation without violence. We commend their agency, staff and volunteers.-Yolanda Hernandez, COO-Casa de la Familia.
The Partnership has proven to be a tireless, dedcated force in working to end domestic violence. Not only do they support victims , they work to initiate life-saving legislation and act as a voice for all those who are silenced by the trauma of domestic violence. I am always impressed with Legislative Days and the opportunity it gives all of us in the field to speak out.
The Partnership is dedicated to its work in such a way as to translate its passion into strategic action. Working with the board and staff we were impressed both by their commitment and effectiveness. The folks there are smart, knowledgeable and HARD working. People effected by domestic violence may never know the name of this organization, but they can count on its steadfast commitment to their safety and well-being.
The California Partnership has always been a pleasure to work with. They’re friendly and professional, and the events they host are very organized and well-attended. They do a lot of good for women all over California, and our company is proud to collaborate with them.
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence has and continues to be an incredible asset to the non-profit I work for (DVSAC) as well as to many others across the State of California. DVSAC is a member organization in the Partnership. The Partnership has been instumental in helping us get our message out to the public, locally, statewide and on the national level. Their leadership in media advovacy and assisting DVSAC on messaging and outreach as well as training on leadership development has lead to incredible benefits to our organization: financially, on a legislative level, training and education, all hace lead to impacting our local community in the work to end domestic violence. I am thankful for The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence's leadership in creating social change.
the Partnership has grown to meet the needs of battered women and other survivors of interpersonal violence is an ever evolving and more complex and comprehensive manner. The leadership is sensitive to not only providers needs but also keep sits ear to the ground to listen to survivors as well. To often organizations lose touch with their constituencies and therefore, lose direction and effectiveness. This has not happened with the Partnership. CPEDV has taken on issues about finding as well as legislative issues that effect both agencies and their clients. Both are equally important to the Partnership. We are lucky here in California to have a statewide organization that takes to heart the issues that effect the entire state and not just the largest or richest of the areas. CPEDV supports our efforts to improve, learn, adjust, and continue our work to make victims of domestic violence safe, healthy, economically independent, as well as being free from abuse.
CPEDV is instrumental in connecting local domestic violence service providers with information about whats happening on the state level - work that we could never do ourselves! And you only need to go to a legislative day to see how this organization empowers women!
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!