Working Together to Promote Healthy and Safe Relationships in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors convened the Intimate Partner Violence Blue Ribbon Task Force from January 2016 through June 2017. The Task Force engaged stakeholders from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, as well as survivors and other community members, in pursuit of learning more about intimate partner violence (IPV) and securing a firm commitment to address it. Harder+Company conducted a needs assessment to assist the Task Force with developing an actionable set of recommendations for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Domestic Violence Council, the Administration, county departments, community-based organizations, public sector partners, and the community at large. This report outlines the Task Force’s vision, guiding values, and pillars of change, and includes its strategies and recommendations to increase system alignment and large-scale change to prevent and address IPV in the County.