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Ending Sexual and Domestic Violence in California


The costs of sexual and domestic violence are astronomical. Sexual violence costs the state of California $140 billion, and the lifetime economic burden of domestic violence nation-wide is $3.6 trillion. The trauma and lost opportunities are immeasurable. It’s time for a new vision of California—one that prioritizes prevention to address root causes of violence. #PreventionWorks by teaching safe and healthy relationship skills much earlier in life, improving school climate and safety, engaging boys and men in gender equity, and promoting racial justice with culturally-responsive solutions.

We believe, and the research demonstrates, that these strategies can help our state prevail over sexual and domestic violence. To achieve this vision, California needs to make a strategic investment of $50 Million in ongoing funding for prevention strategies.

Take Action

Email the Budget Conference Committee Now

Governor Newsom did not include this request in his May Budget Revision, Californians must act now to ensure that it’s a priority for the Budget Conference Committee and included in the final budget. Time is short, so act now!

Email the Budget Conference Committee Now

Sign the Petition-Petition CLOSED

New state funding can create the social change we need to turn the tide on sexual and domestic violence.
Join us in urging Governor Newsom and the California legislature to support an ongoing $50 million to end sexual and domestic violence in our state.

The individual sign on petition has closed, you can continue to support this effort by talking with your Representatives and communities about the impact of prevention programs.

Individual Sign On Organization Support Letter

Contact Your Representatives

Call your local Assemblymember & Senator and encourage them to support our budget request.

Find Your Representatives


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Spread the Word on Social Media

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Prevention Works

Sarah Diamond
“Part of working with youth in detention is creating space for them to be honest and to acknowledge that they are at the cross sections of having done harm and having been harmed.” Read more…

Sarah Diamond | Lead Prevention and Community Engagement Specialist, Center for Community Solutions

“They wanted to have conversations before the violence occurred, to be saved from the pain they experienced, to learn how to carry themselves and enter into certain situations and relationships with more understanding.” Read more…

Janae Stewart | Prevention Educator, YWCA-Silicon Valley

“I believed that if I could start educating my peers on healthy relationships, then, maybe when I’m an adult, there won’t be any shelters.” Read more…

Nadia Charles | President, Jenesse Center’s Jeneration J

“Prevention is more than just handing out flyers and doing a series of 1 hour presentations. It’s finding new, innovative ways to engage our community to have a conversation on issues we are having, then empowering them to ‘be the change.” Read more…

Rubi Gutierrez | Prevention Educator, YWCA-Silicon Valley



Supported by a wide range of social justice organizations throughout California


Peace Over Violence

LA LGBT Center

UC Davis Health

Center for the Pacific Asian Family