domestic violence

Cottie Petrie-Norris

In response to increasing rates of domestic violence reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, legislation to expand domestic violence services has received widespread, bipartisan support and is now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. AB 689, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) today thanked Governor Gavin Newsom for signing his domestic violence survivors’ justice bill into law. Senate Bill (SB) 374 adds “reproductive coercion” to the definition of domestic violence. Reproductive coercion is defined by this bill as excessively pressuring the other party to become pregnant, deliberately interfering …continue reading

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Legislation to expand access to domestic violence services, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, has passed the Senate Public Safety with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 689 will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek help via text and other computer-based technologies. “An alarming 1 in 3 women in America experience …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Legislation to expand domestic violence services, authored by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, has passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 689 will allow for survivors of domestic violence to seek help via text and other computer-based technologies. “We have seen a horrific rise in domestic violence throughout the …continue reading

Legislation to expand protections for survivors of domestic violence, coauthored by Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), was signed into law. Senate Bill 1141 expands the definition of domestic violence in the law to include threatening force or intimidation, depravation of basic needs, and coercive control. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen horrifying …continue reading

WomenShelter of Long Beach

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). WomenShelter of Long Beach (WSLB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence, is hosting an online DVAM campaign during the entire month of October. What is normally an in-person community awareness event, has been translated into an interactive online 31-day activity …continue reading