Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women

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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.

Standing Committee:  CPVAW Police Committee: Scheduled meetings: Wednesdays, May 15, August 21, November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm in the Courtyard Conference Room.  Agendas and minutes will be posted to this website in the near future.

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Self-Defense Classes for Girls and Women
    •  SPRING & SUMMER 2014 Self-Defense Class Schedule (pdf)

Tree Dedications

Banner Program

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month - watch for details

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - watch for details

 Safe Place Network
    
•   Information & Invitation    
    •   Safe Place Network Businesses

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Resources:
    • Emergency Telephone Numbers 
    • Safety Strategies for Battered Women and Children
    • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
    • Police Department Website    
    • Información en Español
            Números de Emergencia
            El Asalto Sexual y la Violencia Doméstica
            Estrategias de Seguridad Para las Mujeres Golpeadas y Para Sus Niños

Commission Contact:
Kathy Agnone
CPVAW Coordinator
809 Center Street, Room 10
Santa Cruz, CA. 95060
831-420-5363
email

Office Hours: By Appointment only.
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