Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence

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Study Description

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Overview

More than a third of women and a quarter of men experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse by an intimate partner during their lifetime.  Law enforcement agencies in California field an average of 457 domestic violence calls per day. Approximately 11 percent of California homicides are related to domestic violence. Whether aware of it or not, nearly all Californians know someone affected by intimate partner violence. Beyond the human toll, intimate partner violence results in significant economic consequences to both victims and taxpayers.

The Little Hoover Commission is launching a study on intimate partner violence to examine the full range of the state’s response to it, such as the distribution of grant funding and the organization of state agencies that address this issue. The Commission will try to determine if there are reforms or changes to these programs that might more effectively serve those affected by intimate partner violence.

Its first hearing is scheduled for October 24, 2019, in which it will hear from service and technical assistance providers, users of services, researchers, advocates and others in the stakeholder community to learn where state policy, law, regulations and practices intersect with the work they do, what is working well, where there are opportunities to better serve those affected by intimate partner violence and their recommendations on how the state can utilize those opportunities.

The Commission plans to hold a second hearing in early 2020 that will focus on the state agencies working to reduce, prevent and mitigate the impacts of intimate partner violence.

For more information about this study, please contact Krystal Beckham at krystal.beckham[at]lhc.ca.gov. 

 

 

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  • October 24
    2019
    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)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    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: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/437-video. 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 littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov. 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 littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov.

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

     

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  • October 24
    2019
    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)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    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: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/437-video. 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 littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov. 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 littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov.

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

     

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