Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

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Facebook icon 2013 CPVAW POSTER

New artwork by Anna Oneglia for CPVAW's 30th Anniversary

Vision:
To end sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in the City of Santa Cruz through prevention, programs, and public policy.

Mission:
To collaborate with local stakeholder partners and law enforcement to ensure best practices to respond to and prosecute violent crimes against women.

Purpose:                                                                                    

  • To make ending violence against women the highest priority in the City of Santa Cruz
  • To ensure collaboration with other public and private agencies to support existing programs and
    support the development of new programs as needed
  • To facilitate meaningful citizen participation in the work of the Commission
  • To continue to work with law enforcement to develop strategies for the successful prosecution and conviction of the crimes of violence against women

Meetings and Membership:
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the months of February, March, May, August, September, and November at 6:45 p.m. in City Council Chambers,
809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA. The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council. 

Agendas and minutes are available online.

[link to past online agendas and minutes]

Standing Committee:  CPVAW Police Committee: Location and meeting schedule to be determined. Contact CPVAW staff for more information. Agendas and minutes will be posted to this website in the near future.

WOMEN AND GIRLS' SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES -    FALL 2015 REVISED (PDF)

Visit the City's Parks and Recreation page for current classes and registration information.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - OCTOBER 2015 Flyer (pdf)

Full Moon Walk - October 2015 (pdf)

 

Tree Dedications

Banner Program

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month - watch for details

 

SAFE PLACE NETWORK
    •   Information & Invitation    
    •   Safe Place Network Businesses

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Resources:
    • Resources -- Walnut Avenue Women's Center
    • Resources -- Monarch Services of Santa Cruz County
    • Police Department Website    
 
Commission Contact:
CPVAW Coordinator
809 Center Street, Room 10
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
831-420-5363
email

Office Hours: By Appointment only.
Signup to receive email notices for future CPVAW meetings; go to eNotifications page and check the CPVAW box. 

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