The Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse
Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse (formerly known as Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative) has led the way in addressing domestic/family violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in the county since 2001. Authorized by the California Legislature as the first Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence County (SB 968) and established by the County Board of Supervisors, the Alliance to End Abuse is built on the foundation of public systems and private providers working together to create a safe and nurturing community.
The Alliance to End Abuse links the County and the community, aligning policies, practices and protocols, coordinating services, and creating a climate where violence and abuse are not tolerated. The Alliance is a division of Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department.
The Alliance's approach includes:
- Strengthening Systems - advocating with public and private entities to apply a violence prevention lens to the work they do and piloting new projects
- Building Partnerships - facilitating open sharing of resources, ideas, and people power
- Educating Professionals and the Community - hosting workshops and professional development training and developing intervention and prevention tools