CDPH Domestic Violence Prevention Program
Since 1995, CDPH has administered the Domestic Violence Training and Education Program that allocates local funding, through a competitive bidding process, to implement a comprehensive, primary prevention approach within local communities. Current IVPB- funded DV Prevention programs focus their work on population-based and environmental and system-level strategies, policies, and actions that prevent DV/TDV from initially occurring. Such prevention works to modify and/or entirely eliminate the events, conditions, situations, or exposure to influences (risk factors) that result in the initiation of relationship violence and associated injuries, disabilities, and deaths. Additionally, primary prevention efforts address perpetration, victimization, and bystander attitudes and behaviors, and seek to identify protective factors that encourage healthy relationships and impede the initiation of relationship violence in at-risk populations and the community.
The primary goal of IVPB's current DV Prevention programs is to build organizational capacity in community engagement strategies utilizing the Close to Home (C2H) community mobilization model to prevent DV. Community mobilization is a participatory decision-making process through which members of a community plan, implement, and evaluate specific actions designed to improve health and well-being of the community. The following two agencies received funding awarded through Request for Application (RFA) #18-10016 in 2018 and will be funded through June 30, 2022:
Domestic Violence Request For Applications (RFA) 2023: Upcoming Information
IVPB anticipates the release of a new DV Prevention competitive funding award process in the Spring of 2023. This grant is expected to be awarded to applicants with a start date in the Fall of 2023. To receive an email notification upon the release of RFA #23–10059, please fill out the RFA Interest form. Please note this form will only be used to notify those of the release date of RFA #23–10059. It will not be used to provide ongoing updates and information. All updates and information, including all application documents and due dates, will be posted here on this webpage at a later date.
The Close to Home Community Mobilization Approach
Currently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) funds two five-year projects (2018-2023) to implement and evaluate domestic violence (DV) and teen dating violence (TDV) primary prevention projects utilizing the Close to Home (C2H) community mobilization strategy. C2H is a promising strategy that engages community members to design solutions and lead social change for DV, TDV, and sexual violence prevention. The C2H community mobilization strategy is a community driven process that engages youth, adults, and organizational leaders to develop and implement local prevention strategies through four (4) phases: Assess, Talk, Build, and Act. A critical aspect of this program is to engage youth, adults, and organizational leaders as partners in meaningful activities with other community members that contribute to the community mobilization process and develop and implement prevention strategies. This includes activities such as community mapping, administering surveys, building relationships with key community allies, presenting at community venues, and engaging the community in sustained actions to prevent violence and change social norms.