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October 22, 2013 > Help end domestic violence

Help end domestic violence

Submitted By Santa Clara County Public Affairs

Domestic violence. Although the topic is taboo, Santa Clara County focuses its efforts to end it by hosting the 20th Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference. The yearly event will feature best practices and emerging programs that tackle the complexities of domestic violence among those most vulnerable Ðchildren and youth.

In 2011, there were 4,655 domestic violence related calls for assistance to the police, and authorities identified 9 domestic violence related deaths in 2012. Emergency shelter and transitional housing was accessed by 755 victims and children with over 20,000 bed nights provided. County agencies and community-based organizations continue to collaborate to provide emergency shelters, around-the-clock crisis hotlines, legal assistance support, and protection services for victims. This event offers important networking and educational opportunities.

Nationally recognized experts will be featured in keynote presentations and professionals from local government, courts, law enforcement, domestic violence shelters, and service providers, will address the topic. The goal of the event is to provide attendees with exposure to new interventions and strategies, including those currently underway at demonstration sites nationally or locally in the Bay Area. There will be both morning and afternoon workshops designed around the subject. You can choose which workshops youÕd like to attend when you register. Lunch will be provided.

Domestic Violence Council Conference
8 a.m. Ð 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
(408) 294-0006 ext. 2

Registration fee: $110 before Oct. 22 or $150 at the door.
Register online at or by mail. Mail the complete form and your check (payable to DVIC, Trust for Domestic Violence Conference) to: Nancy Marshall, P.O. Box 1839, San Jose, CA 95109.

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