Violence Against Women Statewide Prevention Project
Facilitate changes in policy and institutional practice that contribute to the prevention of all forms of violence against women.
Program Description and Key Functions
In 2003, the Safe and Active Communities Branch, Violence Prevention Unit (VPU), was awarded a one-year planning grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish and coordinate the Violence Against Women Statewide Prevention Project (VAWSPP). VPU staff convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders to participate as partners in this project to identify changes in policy and institutional practice that would prevent all forms of violence against women. A report was published in April 2004 outlining priority policy recommendations for the prevention of violence against women entitled California Statewide Policy Recommendations for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (PDF, 1MB, ). The VAWSPP has been integrated into the VPU and recommendations from the statewide policy document continue to guide the work of the VPU. Focused within a primary prevention framework, staff move forward on initiatives through statewide partnerships and collaborations established in the planning process. For example, an annual statewide gathering, Ending Violence Against Women: A Forum for Primary Prevention Advocates has been designed to build capacity and collaboration around emerging VAW prevention issues. As a result of this successful process and leadership, VPU is positioned to facilitate ongoing collaboration, policy development, and coordination of varied violence against women prevention initiatives.
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