Chair, Select Committee on Domestic Violence
The Select Committee on Domestic Violence holds informational hearings throughout California and topics surrounding the issue of domestic violence. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. In addition, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. Topics discussed by the Select Committee include prevention techniques, best practices for response by law and how to best provide services to survivors of domestic violence.