California's Response to Intimate Partner Violence: The Perspective from the Field

Oct 24
California's Response to Intimate Partner Violence: The Perspective from the Field
9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol
Public Hearing
  • Agenda


    The PDF of the public notice and agendas for the October 24, 2019, hearing and business meetings can be found here. (Recommended for printing and downloading)

    The video recording of the hearing can be watched here.

    Public Hearing on California’s Response to Intimate Partner Violence
    The Perspective from the Field
    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    State Capitol, Room 437
     Sacramento, CA 95814

    Public Hearing: 9:30 a.m.

    An Overview of Intimate Partner Violence in California

    1. Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph.D., Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley (Slides)
    2. Julia F. Weber, JD, MSW, Attorney/Fellow, Giffords Law Center & Adjunct Professor, Domestic Violence Law, Golden Gate University School of Law (Domestic Violence Courts: Components and Considerations)

    15 Minute Break

    In Service to Others: Crisis Intervention and Technical Assistance Services

    1. Beth Hassett, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, WEAVE (Written Testimony)
    2. Krista Niemczyk, Public Policy Manager, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (Written Testimony)

    Lunch Break
    Commission Will Hold Its Business Meeting in State Capitol Room 125 During Lunch

    (Business Meeting Agenda Located Below)

    Hearing Reconvenes at 1 p.m.

    Public-Private Partnerships

    1. Lucia Corral Peña, Senior Program Officer, Blue Shield Foundation of California (Breaking the Cycle: A Life Course Framework for Preventing Domestic Violence)

    Data-Driven Service Models 

    1. Matt Huckabay, Executive Director, The Center for Violence-Free Relationships (Written Testimony)
    2. Andrew Moore, User of Services

    Housing Survivors of Domestic Violence 

    1. Tracy Lamb, Executive Director, Nurturing Empowerment Worth Safety (NEWS) Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services (NEWS: An Exemplar of the DV Housing First Model)

    Public Comments



    Business Meeting
    Noon – 1 p.m.
    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    Room 125, State Capitol
    Sacramento, CA


    I. Business Meeting Minutes from September 26, 2019

    II. Administrative Update
        a. Personnel
            1. Deputy Executive Director
            2. Research Analyst
            3. Other Staff Vacancies 
        b. Budget Update

    III. Project Selection
         a. Update on project schedule
         b. Discussion of possible future project topics

    IV. Approval of Report on Use of GIS in State Government

    V. Implementation and Impact Activity

    VI. Reports from the California State Auditor's Office

  • Public Notice


    The PDF version of the public notice and agendas for the October 24, 2019, hearing and business meeting can be found here. (Recommended for printing and downloading)
    October 14, 2019

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Ethan Rarick, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on California’s response to intimate partner violence. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will break at approximately 12 p.m. for lunch and the Commission’s business meeting, then reconvene at 1 p.m.

    The hearing will be streamed live at the following link: Following the hearing, the link to the archived video will be available on the Commission’s website.

    At approximately 12 p.m., the Commission will hold its business meeting in Room 125 of the State Capitol. It expects to conclude the business meeting at approximately 1 p.m., at which time it will reconvene the hearing on intimate partner violence in Room 437 in the State Capitol.

    The Commission may act on any item listed on the hearing or business meeting agenda. Times are approximate and subject to change. Agenda items may be taken out of order to accommodate speakers and to maintain a quorum. The meeting may be cancelled without notice.

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on any item on the Commission’s hearing and business meeting agendas.

    The Commission welcomes written comments on its study topics at any point during the study; please email written comments to The Commission also welcomes written comments on any item on its business meeting agenda; please email business meeting comments by 12 p.m. on October 23, 2019, to

    If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Little Hoover Commission at (916) 445-2125 or by Monday, October 21, 2019.


  • Video