The Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention (GBVP) was established in the Fall of 2019 and continues to establish the foundation and infrastructure necessary to disrupt the cycles of gender-based violence to support survivors throughout Santa Clara County with the services they need to heal and thrive.
Staff works with County departments and service providers to create a coordinated, countywide strategic plan to address intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
Strategic Priorities and Initiatives include:
Community Grants administration and oversight to ensure a transparent budget to address gender-based violence in the community while streamlining funds and vendor activities to increase efficiency, broaden reach and collect consistent data;
Innovative Initiatives to develop and manage programs that build county infrastructure and address gaps in service provision and response including the launch and support of pilot programs such as AB372 Batterer Intervention Pilot, the Strangulation Response Pilot, and the Greenbook 2.0 Initiative;
Training to provide professional development opportunities for service providers, law enforcement and county employees that increases county capacity and improves service provision;
Data & Research expertise to be a credible data source for policy makers, service providers, and community members to inform decision making, investments and planning.
Policy and Legislative Agendas to address gender-based violence while creating policies relating to issues of gender-based violence that are survivor-centered and trauma-informed.