Justice and Courage Oversight Panel
Final Evaluation of the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel on Domestic Violence Policy Reform in San Francisco 2002-2014
The Final Evaluation of the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel on Domestic Violence Policy Reform in San Francisco 2002-2014 tracks the tremendous work of the Oversight Panel in improving San Francisco’s response to domestic violence in the past twelve years. The Panel helped to oversee the implementation of 121 reforms, which resulted in San Francisco’s unprecedented 44 months without a domestic violence homicide from June 2010 to January 2014. San Francisco has had the courage to examine and analyze its response to domestic violence and what works and what does not, as well as the fortitude to change in order to seek justice for the City’s most vulnerable populations. This report represents the legacy of the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel for the City and County of San Francisco and beyond. The valuable lessons learned and the practices developed since 2002 should be available for use by criminal justice systems everywhere to better protect victims and hold batterers accountable. This Final Evaluation serves as a stepping stone towards the elimination of domestic violence.
Justice & Courage: A Blueprint for San Francisco's Response to Domestic Violence (2002)
Following a tragic domestic violence homicide, San Francisco examined the criminal justice system's response, making hundreds of recommendations. This report resulted in the formation of the Justice and Courage Oversight Panel in 2002, a committee of the Commission.
Safety for All: Identifying and Closing the Gaps in San Francisco's Domestic Violence Criminal Justice Response (2007)
San Francisco Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit Report
Courage to Change: Final Report of the Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Audit Implementation Committee (2010)
The Audit Implementation Committee documented its 2 years of work implementing the recommendations in Safety for All.
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