CA: California domestic violence advocates ask Gov. Newsom to spend more on prevention programs

Source: 2/14/22

A coalition of 100-plus crisis intervention agencies is once again appealing to the California Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom to set aside funding in next year’s budget to pay for programming found to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

Although California has a budget surplus, Newsom did not set aside money for this work in his January budget proposal, something that did not sit well with coalition leaders. “Despite significant investments in policing and criminalization as a response to rising concerns about public safety, the governor’s budget ignores promising strategies that address the root causes of violence, and fails to place any focus on preventing domestic and sexual violence before they occur entirely,” they wrote in a statement criticizing the omission.

The governor’s office did not respond Friday to a request for comment.

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Prevention? That’s funny. Forget that.

Just create a national, public Domestic Violence Offenders Registry and call it a day. The Sex Offense Registries are awesome so there are no legitimate excuses to not have the rest. We can take all the money that we would have wasted on prevention and use it to harass families instead. That is more fun and creates more economic activity.

What are the stats related to the number of incidents prevented? It’s kinda like the stats related to under- or unreported crimes…cannot be really validated even if they’re spoken to. They’ll never truly know the ROI of this jobs program to satisfy those who want it but merely estimate on data that may not be as accurate as should be.

Also, what’s the stats on men who have survived or have been threatened as have women? Sexist of them to speak one way but not another or by what gender who did the shooting or threat.

Their numbers are misleading on what’s spent because the people and facilities are already paid for. If it wasn’t for this topic, it’d be for another and booked there.

How in the hell does California have a SURPLUS? Last time I checked, California is working on a plan to DOUBLE taxes.

Tax – Thank for sharing PC 653.2. Being on a public site should definitely fall into this type of harassment that is punishable by a misdemeanor. And, to top it off, it is not only the registrant who is being harassed, but since the address of the entire family, including children, is listed, they, too are subject to harassment. Children’s addresses should never be listed in a public site that puts them in danger of ostracism, or worse.