Like many clients, Susan came to our Restraining Order Clinic because someone told her she “needed to get a restraining order.” Susan’s husband, also the father of her two children, had recently assaulted her. Susan fled to a domestic violence shelter with her children. Susan felt scared, overwhelmed, and angry. But when Susan met with… Read More Susan’s Story – Access to Justice
One of Center for Community Solutions’ best kept secrets is the historical significance of its past. In fact, CCS began as The Center for Women’s Studies (CWSS): a seven component political, educational, and service organization founded in 1969 at San Diego State University and spearheaded by Carol Council and Joyce Nower. CWSS was the first-ever women’s center to open its doors in Southern California.… Read More Center for Community Solutions: A Groundbreaking Beginning
California law protects survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking in many different ways. Of note, the following is a list of protections that are enforceable only if the complaint is filed within one year of the date of violation. If you are a victim of intimate partner violence and/or stalking, your employer cannot fire you or discriminate… Read More Know Your Rights: Intimate Partner Violence & Employment Discrimation
When we hear the words “domestic violence,” we often think of adults experiencing partner abuse. Unfortunately, we do not also think of how domestic violence impacts children. It is estimated that 3 million children in the US are at risk for experiencing domestic violence each year. Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV) is defined as an individual being… Read More CDV: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
A Partnership for Prevention and Intervention: Healthcare Provider Planned Parenthood & Intimate Partner Violence Advocacy Organization CCS Team up in San Diego County Q & A with Planned Parenthood’s Education Outreach Manager, Chrissy Cmorik In 2014, BlueShield of California provided funding to create a referral process for patients who are experiencing or have… Read More Community Partnership Spotlight: Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Non-Investigative Reporting (NIR) Sexual Assault Exam, San Diego County WHAT IS THE NIR SART EXAM? Per federal law (Violence Against Women Act of 2005), the purpose of developing a Non-Investigative Reporting SART Exam is to allow survivors the option to collect and store DNA and other physical evidence, as well as receive medical treatment, advocacy services,… Read More Know Your Rights: NIR SART Exam
Consent, only seven letters and yet the word often leaves people with confusion. Broken down to its simplest form, it is permission. Permission is something we are taught at a young age – we need permission for many things; however, we are not taught about permission when it comes to our actual bodies. When it… Read More What is Consent?
In honor of Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are sharing fascinating research published by Futures Without Violence about the undeniable relationship between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. In a fact sheet updated in 2013, Futures Without Violence presents detailed evidence and statistics that show not only does violence against women undermine successful HIV risk reduction at the community… Read More March 10th: Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
ACLU fue invitada a nuestra agencia para compartir la inmensa información sobre los derechos de personas indocumentadas a nuestros clientes y empleados. ACLU es una organización no partidista que no es ni liberal ni conservadora. Simplemente es una organización que protege los derechos de todos sin importar su estatus inmigratorio. Cubren el condado de San… Read More Know Your Rights ¡Conozca sus derechos!
Yesterday, domestic violence advocates and activists from all over the state of California converged on the Capitol to encourage state representatives to support funding for prevention efforts and to address the economic security needs of our survivors. Specifically, participants of CPEDV’s Policy Advocacy Day advocated for: Support: AB 1399 (Baker), which would create a… Read More Policy Advocacy Day: Showing Support for Survivors in the Capitol