Meeting Agendas/Minutes and Webinars

Month General Meeting Committees
Committee on Systems Improvement Health Committee LA Regional Policy Committee LGBTQI+ Issues Committee Religion and DV Issues Committee Shelter Directors Committee
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JULY

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Department of Children and Family Services: Family First Prevention Services Act.
  • Rob Woolridge, Interim FFPSA Manager
  • Rochelle Alley, Consultant for the Center for Strategic Partnerships & Office of Child Protection
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization of 2022
  • Larisa Kofman, Principal of Kofman & Associates, LLC
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JUNE

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Department of Public Health Panel: Addressing Domestic Violence from a Public Health Perspective, DPH Programs and Initiatives
  • Adjoa Jones, African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Initiative Outreach and Engagement Director
  • Ellen Sanchez, Program Manager of Substance Use Prevention and Control
  • Ellen Eidem, Director of the Office of Women’s Health
  • Susie Baldwin, Medical Director of the Office of Women's Health
  • Andrea Welsing, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention
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MAY

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Reasons to Care and Connect: Self-Care
  • Franklin Romero, Psychiatric Social Worker II, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Karon Austin, Psychiatric Social Worker II, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
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APR

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Raising Awareness about Domestic Violence and Concussion
  • Edie E. Zusman, Director Spine Program and TBI/Concussion Research, Piedmont Neuroscience Center and CEO/Executive Director of Safe Living Space
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MAR

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Religion and DV Committee: Reflections and Envisioning the Future Together
  • Presented by: Bernita Walker, Chief Executive Office and Founder of Project Peacemakers, Inc.
  • Cecelia Walker, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at Angel Step in Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Varsha N., Founder ROAR Training and Consulting
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FEB

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Flyer

New DV-Related State Laws
  • Nancy Volpert, Senior Director of Public Policy & Community Engagement, Jewish Family Service LA
  • Minty Siu-Kootnikoff, Esq., Legal Services Director, Sojourn, The People Concern
  • Pallavi Dhawan, Family Violence Operations, Director of Domestic Violence Policy, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
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JAN - Farewell for Eve (PDF)

SB320 Flyer

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Month General Meeting Committees
Committee on Systems Improvement Health Committee LA Regional Policy Committee LGBTQI+ Issues Committee Religion and DV Issues Committee Shelter Directors Committee
DEC WEBINAR - E-Filing: What Does the Family Law Court Change Mean For You?
NOV

Meeting Recording

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Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Services Flyer (PDF)
Veterans and Domestic Violence
James Maddox, MSW, ASW, Policy Analyst/Advocate, Former National Service Officer, Vietnam Veterans of America
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  • Candace Witten, IPVAP Coordinator, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
  • Esperansa Perez, Readjustment Counselor Therapist, East Los Angeles Vet Center
  • Latia Suttle, U.S. Army, Retired Chief Warrant Officer, Social Justice and DV Prevention Advocate
  • Manuel Martinez, Former Director of the East Los Angeles Vet Center (ret), and currently on the Board of Directors of Association of Batterers Intervention Programs (ABIP).
  • Sergio Antoniuk, Veterans Justice Outreach Program, Greater Los Angeles VA
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OCT Program DVA/DVC 2021 DVAM Event and Award Celebration

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SEP

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Child Welfare and Domestic Violence: Intersection, Strategies and Action for Survivors
  • Taylor Dudley, Administrative Director at the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)
  • The Report on Intersection and Action (PDF)
Women’s Well-being Center
  • Gloria Allen, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Community Health Worker
  • Women’s Well-being Center Brochure (PDF)
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JUN

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Dependency Court Procedures and Advocacy in Domestic Violence-Related Cases
  • Katherine Mitchell, Senior Attorney II, Law Office of Amy Einstein, Los Angeles Dependency Attorneys
  • Emily Freedman, Senior Attorney, Law Office of Emily Berger, Los Angeles Dependency Attorneys
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Custody Outcomes in U.S. Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation Claims
  • Joan Meier, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
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APR

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MAR Agenda The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse on Incarceration and Re-entry
  • Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration: A Research Update (PDF)
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FEB (Ad hoc) DV-Child Welfare Committee Meeting, February 23, 2021
  • Co-Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence & Child Maltreatment: The Likelihood of Investigation Outcomes (PDF)
FEB

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2021 New Laws Training (PDF)
  • Nancy Volpert, Director of Public Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Jewish Family Service LA
  • Minty Siu-Kootnikoff, Esq., Legal Services Director, Sojourn, The People Concern
  • Pallavi Dhawan, Family Violence Operations, Director of Domestic Violence Policy, Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Proposed CA Legislation to Address Coerced and Fraudulent Debt (PDF)
  • Sabrina Hamm, M.P.P, Policy and Advocacy Specialist, FreeFrom
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JAN Agenda COVID 19 Vaccination
  • Seira Kurian MD, MPH
    Director, Division of Medical/Dental Affairs
    Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)
  • VaccinateLACounty.com for latest updates

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Month General Meeting Committees
Committee of Systems Improvement Health Committee LA Regional Policy Committee LGBTQ Issues Committee Religion and DV Issues Committee Shelter Directors Committee
NOV

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Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health
  • Tiffany Duvernay-Smith, Systems Reform Advocate
  • Hector M. Ramirez, Board of Directors, Disability Rights California and the National Disability Rights Network
  • Reba Stevens, Mental Health Commissioner, Community Advocate/Activist
  • Tanishia Wright, MS, Community Healing & Trauma Prevention Center, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
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OCT Program

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month,the LA City Domestic Violence Alliance (DVA) and the LA County Domestic Violence Council (DVC) are pleased to recognize the outstanding and remarkable work performed by individuals and agencies in the field of domestic violence prevention and intervention.

    Congratulations!
  • Betty Fisher Award: Elizabeth Eastlund, Executive Director, Rainbow Services
  • Betty Fisher Award: Carmen McDonald, Director of Legal Services, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
  • Excellence in Employee Service: Sandy Villeda, DART Advocate, Strength United
  • Excellence in Public Service: Chanel Smith, Program Manager- Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Shelter Operations, HCID
  • Excellence in Volunteer Service: Abe Aviles, Volunteer, Free Resource Garage
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SEP

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Immigration Report Chat Addendum (PDF)

Domestic Violence and the American Indian and Alaska Native Community in Los Angeles County (PDF)
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JUL

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Court Update: Re-Opening, Language Access and New Procedures for Survivors of DV/IPV
  • Eve Sheedy, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Council – Moderator
  • Language Access & the Courts (PDF)
    Joann H. Lee - Special Counsel, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Survivors & New Family Court Procedures (PDF)
    Jimena Vasquez and Amanda Jancu - Senior Attorney, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
  • Update from the District Attorney's Office
    Ron Geltz - Head Deputy District Attorney, Family Violence Division, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
  • Project RoomKey & Shallow Subsidy (PDF)
    Cristina Cortes - Manager, Domestic Violence Systems Alignment, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)
    • Domestic Violence Regional Coordinators by SPA (updated 07/28/20) (PDF)
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JUN

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Silver Linings: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned During COVID-19
  • Eve Sheedy, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Council – Moderator
  • Suzanne Marcus, Director of Partnerships and Community Engagement, National Alliance for Safe Housing
    • Presentation Slides PDF
  • Chanel Smith, Director, Domestic Violence Policy & Vulnerable Populations, Mayor's Office of Public Safety
  • Elizabeth Eastlund, LCSW, Executive Director, Rainbow Services
  • Patti Giggans, Executive Director/CEO, Peace Over Violence
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MAR Canceled Relationship Realities: An Exploration of Social Norms and the Impact of Relationship Violence Among High School Students
  • Jasmine Uribe, Chief Program Officer, Break the Cycle
  • Aila Ferguson, Staff Attorney, Break the Cycle
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FEB Minutes Agenda Los Angeles Regional Policy Committee - New DV Laws
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  • Additional Domestic Violence-Related Laws (PDF)
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JAN Minutes Agenda The Current Landscape of Technology-Enabled Abuse

Monthly Policy Update: PDF
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Month General Meeting Committees
Committee of Systems Improvement Health Committee LA Regional Policy Committee LGBTQ Issues Committee Religion and DV Issues Committee Shelter Directors Committee
NOV Agenda Panel Discussion: Experience of survivors working with DV providers
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OCT Minutes Program Domestic Violence Awareness Month Celebration
Congratulations to the following recipients!
  • Betty Fisher Award
    Kendall Evans, Program Director & Founder
    Another Way: Stopping Violence and Abuse
  • Award for Excellence in Service
    Krysta Warfield, Program Manager
    Domestic Violence Program, Child & Family Center
  • Award for Excellence in Public Service
    Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Education and Social Services Deputy for Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (SD3)
  • Award for Excellence in Volunteer Service
    Mercy Fresno, Volunteer
    Harriet Buhai Center
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SEP Agenda A Skills Building Approach to Anti-Violence Work in LGBTQ+ Communities
Monthly Policy Update: PDF
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JUL Minutes Agenda Human Trafficking for DV/IPV Providers: Intersections and Legal Remedies

Monthly Policy Update: PDF

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JUN Minutes Agenda Domestic Violence + Health Care Partnerships: Impact, Findings and Lessons Learned

Monthly Policy Update: PDF

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MAY Minutes Agenda Coordinated Entry System (CES) Overview and Discussion - Handouts

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FEB Minutes Agenda Data is Your Friend
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Presenters:
    • Dr. Paul Simon, Chief Science Officer
    • Dr. Rashmi Shetgiri, Chief of Health Assessment and Epidemiology
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JAN Minutes Agenda LA Hospitality Training Academy
  • Presentation (PPT)
  • Program Guide (PDF)
  • Infographic (PDF)
  • Evans CAS Partnership (PDF)
  • Culinary Apprenticeship Program (PDF)
  • Room Attendant Apprenticeship Program (PDF)
Imagine LA FreeFrom
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General Meeting Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2018 PDF PDF
October 16, 2018 PDF PDF
September 18, 2018 PDF PDF
The DVC is dark in August
July 17, 2018 PDF



 
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