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November 6, 2013 - Agenda

Justice and Courage Oversight Panel - November 6, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
9 am – 11 am
City Hall, Room 408
San Francisco, CA 94102


NOTE: Public comment will be heard before or after each item. Individuals have 2 minutes for comment per issue.

ACTION: To approve the agenda.

ACTION: To approve minutes from the August 7, 2013 Meeting.


A. Department Updates [ALL]

B. Report Back on Meetings with Department Heads [Dr. Emily Murase]
1. Meeting with San Francisco Police Chief Suhr
2. Meeting with District Attorney Gascon
3. Meeting with Adult Probation Chief Still

C. Committee on Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence [Minouche Kandel]

D. JUS.T.I.S. Governance Council [Dr. Emily Murase]
Report from August, September, & October meetings.

E. Family Violence Council [Beverly Upton]
Next meeting: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 3 - 5 pm, 400 McAllister St., Room 617.

F. Batterer Intervention Program Review [Sunny Schwartz/Wendy Still]

G. Current Issues in Domestic Violence [ALL]


A. Officer Involved Domestic Violence Policy [Beverly Upton]

B. SF Workplace Policy on Domestic Violence [Dr. Emily Murase]


A. Transitioning Justice and Courage [Dr. Emily Murase]

1. Presentation on where we’ve been and where we are

2. Wrapping Up – Final Report


This item allows members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Oversight Panel’s purview as well as to suggest agenda items for future consideration. 


Next meeting: May 7, 2014, 9 – 11 am; City Hall, Room 408
American Sign Language interpreters and a Sound Amplification System provided upon request with 48-hour advance notice to 415-252-2570. Translation into languages other than English is also available with 48-hour notice. Limited accessible street parking available.  Accessible MUNI Metro station in the Powell and lines are J, K, L, M and N.  Accessible MUNI Lines are the 30 and 45.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available.  Meeting proceedings available in alternative formats.  In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.  To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact the Department on the Status of Women at least two business days before the meeting at 415-252-2570 (Voice) or 415-252-2550 (TTD).  The Board of Supervisors has amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding provision 67A.1.  The provision is effective as of January 21, 2001.

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

Explanatory documents: For copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by COSW, please contact the Department on the Status of Women at 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco, CA  94102; phone: 415-252-2570, fax:  415-252-2575.   Also, to the extent possible, documents will be available on the COSW website at If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Oversight Panel after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Department on the Status of Women during normal office hours.

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