Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive or violent behavior that one partner uses to exert power and control over the other in a marriage, partnership, or intimate relationship.
Teen dating violence is a pattern of destructive behaviors one partner uses to exert power and control over a dating partner among adolescents.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
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“I Dare to Air—My Resilience, My Truth” Traveling Clothesline Installation exhibits traditional dresses accompanying real stories shared by local domestic violence survivors from diverse ethnic communities. We hope that by airing their stories, survivors from different cultures will understand its prevalence and speak out themselves.
The exhibit launched October 15, 2018 at the County of Santa Clara Government Center and will remain throughout the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October. Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Supervisor Ken Yeager, and representatives from our collaborative partners County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy; Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office; Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI); FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County; the East San Jose PEACE Partnership; Community Solutions, and MAITRI spoke at the unveiling.
I Dare To Air will then travel to other destinations, including East Side Union High School District, family resource centers, and community spaces and agencies serving these neighborhoods.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is home to the county’s third Family Justice Center (FJC). In conjunction with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office, the San Jose Family Justice Center brings together professionals and community resources for survivors of domestic violence in one centralized location. Survivors have the option to access as many services as best meet their individual needs.
Services include free consultation with:
- The District Attorney for legal issues and pending criminal cases
- Family law attorneys to discuss restraining orders, divorce, child custody, and visitation
- Immigration attorneys who can help a survivor apply for a VAWA or U-Visa
- Legal advocacy, social services, and medical care
- Victim compensation
- Individual therapy and support groups
- Emergency shelter
- Police officers from several local police departments
SafeChatSV is a cooperative pilot project providing online chat services to domestic violence survivors in Santa Clara County. Our vision is a world where survivors are able to access critical local resources at a touch of a button. Our four partner agencies collectively work with almost 4,000 survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault every year.
This project could not have been launched without the generous support of the Blue Shield of California Foundation and the County of Santa Clara. We are also grateful to our advisers, including the National Hotline to End Domestic Violence and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.