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Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention

Our Partnerships

 


 

Formal Partnerships

Contracts or Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

    Domestic Violence Survivor Services

    Partnering with survivors and their families, this program offers a safe, survivor-centered environment that provides case management services, resources and referrals, support groups, individual and family counseling, support for survivors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and financial support to assist clients with time sensitive needs. 

    HT Regional Coordination SBCEHT

    Improves Santa Clara County’s response to human trafficking by facilitating meetings for regional collaboration to support agencies working to identify or serve survivors. 

    Strangulation Response

    Supports potential strangulation survivors during medical forensic exams for strangulation at Valley Medical Center (VMC) and provides resources or referrals for domestic violence survivors as needed.   

    Survivor Intervention Services

    Connects survivors of gender-based violence with trauma-informed, empowerment-based, survivor-centered, and culturally responsive direct and legal services, in addition to providing law enforcement with support to ensure investigations are survivor-centered.   

    Thriving Pilot

    Implements a self-sufficiency pilot program for adult survivors of human trafficking that helps build the economic security of survivors, and equips them with the skills, resources, and confidence to financially support themselves and their families in the short and long term.

    Domestic Violence Trust Fund

    Per the California's Domestic Violence Shelter-Based Programs Act, funding is provided to local shelter's that meet the state requirements to receive probationers’ fees and marriage license fees as a state certified DV Shelter. Domes Violence Programs provide to victims of domestic violence and their children: 24/7 shelter, 24/7 crisis phone hotlines, temporary housing and food facilities, psychological support and peer counseling, service referrals, drop-in centers, arrangements for school age children to continue their education during their stay, and emergency transportation as feasible. 

    Safe Families Project

    Developed and implements educational workshops specific to pregnant and parenting students to help identify warning signs of intimate partner violence, in addition to providing students with legal services and training to school professionals and service providers. 

    Anjali Transitional Housing Program

    Offers confidential transitional housing services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking with a primary focus to provide culturally competent services to South Asian women and their children who have experienced marginalization and/or immigration. Services include confidential months of housing, bed nights, peer counseling, self-sufficiency sessions, legal advocacy, case management, financial assistance, therapy, and wellbeing sessions.

    Survivor Intervention Services

    Provides survivor intervention services that are culturally and linguistically competent to serve South Asians communities. Services include crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning during live helpline hours, peer counseling sessions, housing or economic empowerment, legal advocacy sessions, translation and interpretation services, financial assistance, emergency assistance, Mental health First Aid Training for staff and volunteers, and a culturally responsive tool in English and one other South Asian language to help the helpline or peer counselors assess mental health needs.  

    Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Provides comprehensive, survivor-defined, and client-centered services to address the unique needs of survivors of domestic violence. Services include two-hour support groups for LGBTQIA+ and teens, one-on-one and group peer counseling, crisis counseling, safety planning, legal advocacy support with filling restraining orders and court preparation, peaceful contact workshops, emergency shelter (including hotel stays), case management, and therapy services. 

    Survivor Intervention Services

    Offers comprehensive employment and other services to survivors of gender-based violence aiming to address barriers to gain and maintain employment and build skills and resources. Services focus on work force skills training and development, job readiness, job referral and placement, and aftercare. Additionally, classes are made available in English as a Second Language (ESL), General Education Development (GED), computer literacy, and financial literacy to address barriers to employment and/or increase knowledge and skills. 

    Survivor Intervention Services

    Addresses legal issues through attorneys and staff trained in gender-based violence (GBV) who provide legal assistance, advice, consultation, and limited scope and/or full representation. Services include screening, intake, safety planning, risk assessments, court advocacy, peer counseling, case management, court accompaniment, legal advocacy, and referrals. GBV survivors are aided in addressing challenges related to housing, income, immigration, employment, physical and emotional impacts, self-sufficiency, and legal issues such as divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, and restraining orders. 

    Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Workplace Crimes

    Santa Clara University, The Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, with its subcontractors, provides basic needs services and legal services to survivors of human trafficking and workplace crimes in order to assist survivors to reestablish their lives after experiencing human trafficking or workplace crimes. Basic needs services include assistance with shelter, clothing, medical and mental health care, and food.  Legal services can include legal representation related to immigration status, work authorization, unpaid wages, civil damages, victims’ rights legal services, and assistance with victim loss statements for criminal restitution.  Additionally, the program provides training and community outreach events to increase awareness of services available to survivors and help with the identification of survivors. 

    Domestic Violence Services Program

    Increases survivor safety through a coordinated and seamless network of Domestic Violence Service Agencies providing emergency crisis support services, comprehensive case management, emergency shelter and legal services. Services include survivor’s crisis support through 24/7 crisis hotlines and in-person response, counseling, personal advocacy, safety planning, gender-based violence intersections screening, legal advocacy services, support with criminal protective order modifications, consultations with family or immigration law, full or limited scope representation in family law cases, immigrant remedies representation.  

    Survivor Intervention Services

    Culturally intelligent and responsive survivor intervention services centered on the specific needs, choices, and experiences of survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in the LGBTQIA+ community. Services include crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, counseling, and support groups.  

    Domestic Violence Trust Fund

    Per the California's Domestic Violence Shelter-Based Programs Act, funding is provided to local shelter's that meet the state requirements to receive probationers’ fees and marriage license fees as a state certified DV Shelter. Domes Violence Programs provide to victims of domestic violence and their children: 24/7 shelter, 24/7 crisis phone hotlines, temporary housing and food facilities, psychological support and peer counseling, service referrals, drop-in centers, arrangements for school age children to continue their education during their stay, and emergency transportation as feasible. 

    Domestic Violence Trust Fund

    Per the California's Domestic Violence Shelter-Based Programs Act, funding is provided to local shelters that meet the state requirements to receive probationers’ fees and marriage license fees as a state certified DV Shelter. Domes Violence Programs provide to victims of domestic violence and their children: 24/7 shelter, 24/7 crisis phone hotlines, temporary housing and food facilities, psychological support and peer counseling, service referrals, drop-in centers, arrangements for school age children to continue their education during their stay, and emergency transportation as feasible.

    Title IX

    Cozen O’Connor is conducting a comprehensive assessment of the implementation of state and federal protections from sex and gender-based violence in K-12 and post-secondary institutions by reviewing their infrastructure, written policies and protocols, and legal compliance. This multi-year initiative includes a review of community engagement strategies to ensure educational institutions in Santa Clara County can better understand the impact of sexual violence on students and work collaboratively to increase safety in our schools. 

    Sexual Assault Reporting Database Software / MRG Reporting Database Software

    Provides software development, data analysis and evaluation services to establish a confidential Sexual Assault Reporting Database for healthcare providers, law enforcement, crime labs, Emergency Medical Services, and our District Attorney Office. 

     


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    Our Collaborators

    • Domestic Violence Council (DVC) 

    • Sexual Assault Response Team Committee (SART)  

    • Human Trafficking Commission (HTC) 

    • South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking (SBCEHT) 

    • Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Transformation Team 

    • Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC) 

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