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Policies and Initiatives to Prevent the Recurrence of Intimate Partner Violence Briefing

October 20, 2021

The California Initiative for Health Equity and Action is hosting a briefing, Policies and Initiatives to Prevent the Recurrence of Intimate Partner Violence, on Wednesday, October 27 at 11 a.m. In this briefing, they will explore several innovative, public health-oriented practices and policies that California may consider to re-imagine the role of Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs) and prevent intimate partner violence across the state.

Currently, BIPs serve as the primary intervention for those who cause harm, and are designed to hold individuals who cause harm accountable and engage them in changing their behaviors. In California, these programs are mandated and overseen by law enforcement agencies, which results in these programs having a criminal-legal orientation.

Special remarks will be provided by California State Senator Sydney Kamlager (District 30) and California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra (District 17). This event is co-sponsored by the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, with support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation. For additional information and to register for the briefing, please click here.

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