Intimate Partner Violence: Getting the Money to Those on the Front Line

Intimate Partner Violence: Getting the Money to Those on the Front Line

Full Report

Executive Summary

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2020
 
For Additional Information Contact:
Ethan Rarick
Executive Director
510-205-8042
 

Improve Payments to Domestic Violence Programs, Little Hoover Commission Urges

 

Organizations providing shelter and other services to survivors of intimate partner violence should receive their state funding in an up-front payment at the start of their grant, rather than having to wait months to have the money reimbursed later, California’s independent government watchdog recommended.

In a new report, “Intimate Partner Violence: Getting the Money to Those on the Front Line,” the Little Hoover Commission urged state policymakers to reform the state’s key anti-domestic violence program so that the state portion of funding is paid immediately. The full report is available on the Commission’s website at lhc.ca.gov.

“Currently, some providers take out a loan while they wait to have their expenses reimbursed by the state,” said Commission Chair Pedro Nava. “That makes no sense. The state’s policymakers can make changes to fix this problem.”

Intimate partner violence, also referred to as domestic violence, has a tragic impact on California. It is the leading cause of homicide of women, and one third of California women and one quarter of men will experience intimate partner violence and/or intimate partner stalking during their lifetimes, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. California law enforcement agencies field an average of 457 domestic violence calls each day.

Sadly, early evidence suggests that domestic violence has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelters around the state have reported an increase in calls following the shelter-at-home orders. Shelters remain open and those who are experiencing intimate partner violence, or know someone who is, should call 1-800-799-SAFE.

The Commission’s report focuses on the Domestic Violence Assistance Program, which currently provides funding from both state and federal sources to approximately 100 organizations around California that provide services to survivors of intimate partner violence. The recipient organizations are funded equally, with each receiving about $500,000 per year – about $200,000 in state funding and the rest in federal funding.

Currently, the program’s recipients typically receive their grants as reimbursements for past expenses, although they may request to receive an advance payment of up to 25 percent of the state-funded portion of their grant, a limit set by state law.

At an October public hearing before the Commission and a January meeting of the Commission’s Advisory Committee on intimate partner violence, service providers described long waits for their reimbursements, and the Commission’s examination of the process found that reimbursements typically take 79 days at best, and sometimes even longer. In some cases, providers have taken out loans to stay afloat until the reimbursement is received.

In its report, the Commission recommended that the Legislature provide for a full advance payment of state funds received through the program.

“These organizations are doing extraordinary work under grueling and stressful conditions,” said Commissioner Janna Sidley, who chairs the Commission’s subcommittee on the state’s response to intimate partner violence. “The state should do everything possible to ease their financial situation and their paperwork burden. The answer is simple: Get the money out the door and into the hands of people who are doing such important work.”

The report noted that even with an advance payment of state funding, grant recipients would still face reporting and auditing requirements that the Commission believes are adequate to prevent fraud.

The state cannot change federal policy that requires a reimbursement model, and the Commission’s report does not address the federal requirement.

The Little Hoover Commission is California’s independent government watchdog, charged with recommending reforms that will improve efficiency or service in state government. The panel includes 13 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders – nine public members and four sitting members of the Legislature. No party may hold more than five of the public seats or two of the legislative seats, ensuring that the Commission’s recommendations reflect a variety of partisan viewpoints.

Fact Sheet

Study Description

Agenda

Overview

More than a third of California women and a quarter of California men experience physical, psychological or sexual violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Law enforcement agencies in California field an average of 457 domestic violence calls per day. Domestic violence is the leading cause of violence against women. 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.

In October 2019, the Commission launched an assessment of the state’s response to the tragedy of such violence. During the course of its study, the Commission learned that organizations funded through the state’s Domestic Violence Assistance Program often face long delays in being reimbursed for the services they provide. As a result, providers – which tend to be nonprofits on tight budgets – may take out lines of credit or reduce services to make payroll and keep the lights on until they’re reimbursed by the state.

In "Intimate Partner Violence: Getting the Money to Those on the Front Line," the Commission recommends a straightforward response to this problem. Current law allows recipients of the Domestic Violence Assistance Program to receive a 25 percent advance on the state funds in their award. The Commission recommends that amount be increased to 100 percent of state funds.

The Commission is releasing this report before the rest of its recommendations on California’s response to intimate partner violence because it believes the need to get funding to the shelter providers who depend on it cannot wait, particularly as the state sees rates of domestic violence increase with COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders. It plans to release a second, more comprehensive report later this year.

Our Chairman Pedro Nava and Intimate Partner Violence Subcommittee Chair Janna Sidley wrote about the Commission's report and recommendation in a CalMatters commentary, "Agencies that help survivors of domestic violence need funding; the Legislature can make that happen faster." 

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  • February 27
    2020
    Business Meeting
    Noon-1:30 p.m. State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
    Business Meeting
    Agenda
    AGENDA
     
    Business Meeting
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    Room 125, State Capitol
    Sacramento, CA
     
    1. Business Meeting Minutes from January 23, 2020
    2. Administrative Update
      1. Personnel
    3. Project Selection
      1. Update on project schedule
      2. Discussion of possible future project topics
    4. Gubernatorial Reorganization Plans
    5. Implementation and Impact Activity
    6. Reports from the California State Auditor's Office

     

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 18, 2029

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on intimate partner violence. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be streamed live on the Assembly TV channel for Room 437 at this 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 1:30 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 attached hearing and business meeting agendas. 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 Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

  • February 27
    2020
    Public Hearing on Intimate Partner Violence
    10:30 a.m. State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
    Public Hearing
    Agenda
     

    Public Hearing on Intimate Partner Violence
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    State Capitol, Room 437
    Sacramento, CA 95814

     

    Public Hearing: 10:30 a.m.

    Introductory Remarks
    1. Senator Susan Rubio, Senate District 22
     
    Serving Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
    1. Gina Buccieri-Harrington, Assistant Director, Grants Management, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Written testimony, Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C, Attachment D)
     
    Lunch Break
    Commission Will Hold Its Business Meeting in State Capitol Room 125 During Lunch
     
    Hearing Reconvenes at 1:30 p.m.
     
    Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
    1. Stacy Alamo Mixon, Chief of the Safe and Active Communities Branch, California Department of Public Health (Written testimony)
     
    15 Minute Break
     
    A Gap in Services: Facilitating Economic Security While Meeting Survivors’ Needs
    1. Amy Durrence, Director of Law and Policy, FreeFrom (Written testimony)
     
    Public Comments
     

     

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 18, 2020

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on intimate partner violence. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be streamed live on the Assembly TV channel for Room 437 at this 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 1:30 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 attached hearing and business meeting agendas. 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 Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

    Video
  • January 24
    2020
    Advisory Committee Meeting
    10 a.m., Golden State Room, Hyatt Regency, 1209 L Street, Sacrament
    Advisory Committee Meeting
    Agenda

    Advisory Committee Meeting
    Friday, January 24, 2020
    Golden State Room
    Hyatt Regency
    1209 L Street
    Sacramento, CA 

    10:00 a.m.: Noon State Funding of Intimate Partner Violence Programs

    12:15 - 2:15 p.m.: "Housing First" Model

    Public Comments

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Jan. 13, 2020

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on factors underlying California’s high housing costs. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be video recorded, and 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.

    At approximately 3 p.m., the Commission will make a site visit to My Sister’s Café, at 455 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

    On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Commission will hold an Advisory Committee meeting as part of its ongoing study on Intimate Partner Violence, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Golden State Room of the Hyatt Regency at 1209 L Street in Sacramento.

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

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on any item on the Commission’s hearing, business meeting and Advisory Committee 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 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, Jan. 20, 2020.

    Video

    Morning Session: https://youtu.be/exuRoj0kYOw

    Afternoon Session: https://youtu.be/PZkd41uWrto  

  • January 23
    2020
    Site Visit
    3 p.m., My Sister's Cafe, 455 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
    Site Visit
    Agenda

    Site Visit
    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    My Sister's Cafe
    455 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 

    Commissioners and Commission staff will tour My Sister’s Café as part of the Commission’s ongoing study of Intimate Partner Violence.

     

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Jan. 13, 2020

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on factors underlying California’s high housing costs. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be video recorded, and 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.

    At approximately 3 p.m., the Commission will make a site visit to My Sister’s Café, at 455 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

    On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Commission will hold an Advisory Committee meeting as part of its ongoing study on Intimate Partner Violence, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Golden State Room of the Hyatt Regency at 1209 L Street in Sacramento.

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

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on any item on the Commission’s hearing, business meeting and Advisory Committee 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 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, Jan. 20, 2020.

  • 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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  • February 27
    2020
    Business Meeting
    Noon-1:30 p.m. State Capitol, Room 125, Sacramento, CA
    Business Meeting
    Agenda
    AGENDA
     
    Business Meeting
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    Room 125, State Capitol
    Sacramento, CA
     
    1. Business Meeting Minutes from January 23, 2020
    2. Administrative Update
      1. Personnel
    3. Project Selection
      1. Update on project schedule
      2. Discussion of possible future project topics
    4. Gubernatorial Reorganization Plans
    5. Implementation and Impact Activity
    6. Reports from the California State Auditor's Office

     

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 18, 2029

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on intimate partner violence. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be streamed live on the Assembly TV channel for Room 437 at this 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 1:30 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 attached hearing and business meeting agendas. 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 Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

  • February 27
    2020
    Public Hearing on Intimate Partner Violence
    10:30 a.m. State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA
    Public Hearing
    Agenda
     

    Public Hearing on Intimate Partner Violence
    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    State Capitol, Room 437
    Sacramento, CA 95814

     

    Public Hearing: 10:30 a.m.

    Introductory Remarks
    1. Senator Susan Rubio, Senate District 22
     
    Serving Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
    1. Gina Buccieri-Harrington, Assistant Director, Grants Management, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Written testimony, Attachment A, Attachment B, Attachment C, Attachment D)
     
    Lunch Break
    Commission Will Hold Its Business Meeting in State Capitol Room 125 During Lunch
     
    Hearing Reconvenes at 1:30 p.m.
     
    Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
    1. Stacy Alamo Mixon, Chief of the Safe and Active Communities Branch, California Department of Public Health (Written testimony)
     
    15 Minute Break
     
    A Gap in Services: Facilitating Economic Security While Meeting Survivors’ Needs
    1. Amy Durrence, Director of Law and Policy, FreeFrom (Written testimony)
     
    Public Comments
     

     

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 18, 2020

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on intimate partner violence. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be streamed live on the Assembly TV channel for Room 437 at this 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 1:30 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 attached hearing and business meeting agendas. 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 Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

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  • January 24
    2020
    Advisory Committee Meeting
    10 a.m., Golden State Room, Hyatt Regency, 1209 L Street, Sacrament
    Advisory Committee Meeting
    Agenda

    Advisory Committee Meeting
    Friday, January 24, 2020
    Golden State Room
    Hyatt Regency
    1209 L Street
    Sacramento, CA 

    10:00 a.m.: Noon State Funding of Intimate Partner Violence Programs

    12:15 - 2:15 p.m.: "Housing First" Model

    Public Comments

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Jan. 13, 2020

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on factors underlying California’s high housing costs. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be video recorded, and 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.

    At approximately 3 p.m., the Commission will make a site visit to My Sister’s Café, at 455 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

    On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Commission will hold an Advisory Committee meeting as part of its ongoing study on Intimate Partner Violence, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Golden State Room of the Hyatt Regency at 1209 L Street in Sacramento.

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

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on any item on the Commission’s hearing, business meeting and Advisory Committee 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 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, Jan. 20, 2020.

    Video

    Morning Session: https://youtu.be/exuRoj0kYOw

    Afternoon Session: https://youtu.be/PZkd41uWrto  

  • January 23
    2020
    Site Visit
    3 p.m., My Sister's Cafe, 455 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA
    Site Visit
    Agenda

    Site Visit
    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    My Sister's Cafe
    455 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 

    Commissioners and Commission staff will tour My Sister’s Café as part of the Commission’s ongoing study of Intimate Partner Violence.

     

    Public Notice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Jan. 13, 2020

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

    Notice of Meetings

    On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on factors underlying California’s high housing costs. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento. The hearing will be video recorded, and 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.

    At approximately 3 p.m., the Commission will make a site visit to My Sister’s Café, at 455 Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

    On Friday, January 24, 2020, the Commission will hold an Advisory Committee meeting as part of its ongoing study on Intimate Partner Violence, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Golden State Room of the Hyatt Regency at 1209 L Street in Sacramento.

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

    Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment on any item on the Commission’s hearing, business meeting and Advisory Committee 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 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, Jan. 20, 2020.

  • 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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