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



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