DVPC Report

SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT


AND

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY COMMITTEE

Final Report

November 19, 1996



Committee Membership

Toni Novak, Committee Chair
Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation

Assemblywomen Valerie Brown

Lisa Carreno, Executive Director
YWCA

Reverend Jim Coffee
Community Baptist Church

Maddy Hirshfield
Human Rights Commission

Eira Klish-Heartt, Nurse Manager
Community Hospital Emergency Room

Victor Pacheco
Family Community Counseling Services

Patricia Robles-Mitten
Mujeres Unidas

Councilwoman Pat Wiggins
City of Santa Rosa

Rose Zoia
Sonoma County Bar Association

Rick Brown, Facilitator/Staff
The Results Group



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Background

Committee Objectives

Preamble

Finding, Comments, Recommended Actions

  1. Attitudes and Values Conflict
  2. Community Involvement and Advocacy
  3. Training
  4. Accountability
  5. Contact with Law Enforcement
  6. Law Enforcement Personnel and Their Families
  7. Protection of Children
  8. Restraining Orders
  9. Investigation, Prosecution, and Inter-Agency Communication
  10. Processing of Court Cases, Disposition and Follow-up
  11. Prevention and Treatment
  12. Language Translation

Workplan and Timeline

Appendix 1: Recommended Actions by Accountable Party


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