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October 21, 2009 > Share support strategies and services

Share support strategies and services

Submitted By Marina Hinestrosa

The "Domestic Violence, Addiction and Complex Trauma: Connecting the Dots" Conference brings experts and advocates together to share experiences and strategies to support victims. This community service event is organized by the Office of Women's Policy and the County of Santa Clara Domestic Violence Council.

As a public safety issue, domestic violence is one of the most serious threats to women's well-being.

In 2008, the County of Santa Clara Office of the District Attorney handled nearly 6,000 domestic violence cases, including three domestic violence related deaths. This year that number has tripled with nine local domestic violence related deaths to date.

County agencies and community-based organizations continue to join forces to offer emergency shelters, around-the-clock crisis hotlines, legal assistance, support and protection services for the victims.

County of Santa Clara Office of the District Attorney is an approved continuing legal education provider for Minimum Continuing Education credit by the State Bar of California. Conference attendance qualifies for continuing education credits.

The Domestic Violence Council (DVC) was created by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors in 1991 and meets on a monthly basis, to serve as an advisory body to Board members. Its vision is to end domestic violence in Santa Clara County.

This conference takes place on Friday, October 23 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd. in Santa Clara

The cost will be $150 at the door. Scholarships may be available for a reduced fee.

For more information and to register, visit www.dvcconference.sccgov.org or call (408) 299-5135

Support strategies and services conference
Friday, October 23
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
(408) 299-5135

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