News and Press Releases


 

PORAC in support of Senate Judiciary’s (in Washington DC) to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) used and sited ACFP DVRT program and collaboration with law enforcement 
A Community For Peace are thrilled that the CA Police Officer’s Research Association (PORAC) in support of the Senate Judiciary’s (in Washington DC) hearing held on March 20th to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) used and sited A Community For Peace DVRT program and collaboration with law enforcement.

In addition to mentioning ACFP’s DVRT and related statistical outcomes of our collaborations, Dave Cropp’s article on the “Theory and Practice of Collaborations in Law Enforcement,” published in 2012 by the International Journal of Police Science and Management was cited in this report.  This article highlights our Sacramento DVPC – and includes a quotation from Paul Durenberger.    READ ARTICLE

 

Read the NEWS & REVIEW article about ‘A Community For Peace’

For those of us who have lived the nightmare of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and family violence, our stories are the foundation that help us to speak the truth, gather strength from that truth and find the courage to use that truth to escape the bonds that bind us to our abusers.  But those of us coming from marginalized communities face another obstacle: institutions and systems in our country that still struggle with racism, sexism, homophobia, religious and cultural oppression, which create additional barriers for getting help. Without addressing the backdrop of the social injustice caused by our nation’s history, there is little hope that we can end violence to women and girls, and subsequently men and boys. Marginalized communities will continue to be under-served because our systems and services — from our national leaders at the White House and Congress to our local law enforcement, schools and county welfare departments — are designed to serve from a dominant cultural perspective, which does not support or even address the dynamic challenges of people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ communities. READ Further.

 

acfp delivers domestic violence services to lgbtq community 

Domestic Violence can have a lifelong impact. Survivors endure physical, mental and emotional abuse as well as suffer social and economic consequences. While same-gender and heterosexual partner abuse share similar occurrence rates and dynamics, members of the LGBTQ community face unique barriers when seeking help. Prejudice, discrimination and misunderstanding within law enforcement, the justice system and even from service providers can make it even harder to prevent and address violence. Read further.

 

 

 

SAFE HAVEN FOR ‘OUR GIRLS’ STOLEN TO SEX TRAFFICKING

SACRAMENTO, CA. May 10, 2017 – A COMMUNITY FOR PEACE and FOUNDATION FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITIES are prepared to LAUNCH a SAFE HAVEN Project for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (C.S.E.C.) in Citrus Heights, California. read further. 

 

 

 

NEW Foundation for Peace Communities Established

As a leader in creating social justice change, The Foundation for Peaceful Communities launches the P.E.A.C.E. Projects (Personal Excellence Achieved Through Community Empowerment).  Partnering community leaders with solutions for foster kids and the foster youth aging out of the foster-care system.  Together we can achieve a better world for these foster youth. Read further

 

 

CalCVP Trauma Informed Event: Partnering to Help Survivors

Published on Nov 25, 2014  Speaker: Elaine Whitefeather, Executive Director, A Community For Peace

Elaine Whitefeather Receives Service to Mankind Award – Award Acceptance Speech 9-14

Published on Apr 21, 2015  Elaine Whitefeather, Executive Director of A Community for Peace received the Service To Mankind Award from the Mountain West Region of SERTOMA. This video is her acceptance speech, as she was unable to attend the award ceremony in Arizona.