Feds Recognize Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for Work Caring for Domestic Violence Victims
OAKLAND — In recognition of 20 years since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, federal officials this week visited East Bay family justice centers to applaud efforts in Alameda and Contra Costa counties to protect women and children.
Both East Bay counties are considered to be leaders nationwide in how they respond to and address domestic violence and other crimes against women at the local level. Both Alameda and Contra Costa counties use a “coordinated response” model, in which police, prosecutors and victim advocates all work together to address an individual victim’s needs. Read More.