California State Senator Receives Bravery Award from California Partnership to End Domestic Violence


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Santa Barbara, California, June 14, 2022– Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson received the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (CPEDV) Bravery Award. Jackson was nominated for this award on behalf of Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County due to her lifelong efforts to support those affected by domestic violence.

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“We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Senator Jackson through our state organization for her efforts to advance the resources and rights of victims of domestic violence. Senator Jackson is one of the founders of DVS and has been an advocate for survivors for more than 50 years,” said DVS Executive Director Marilyn Simon-Gersuk.

In 1977, after witnessing firsthand the effects of domestic violence in Santa Barbara County, Jackson was one of the founders of Shelter Services for Women now known as Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) of Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara. At the time, Shelter Services for Women was one of the top ten such shelters in the country.

“During her tenure in the Legislative Assembly, Senator Jackson has been an unwavering champion for victims of domestic violence and a range of issues affecting women and girls,” said Krista Colón, director of public policy for the California Partnership. to End Domestic Violence. “We are grateful for his years of dedication and commitment to tackling tough issues, from workplace protections to Title IX protections and more. It is a pleasure to recognize his work with this year’s Award of Bravery. The award shines a light on people who have leaned into discomfort and challenged the status quo, taking inspiring risks to address domestic violence. Senator Jackson’s bold leadership lives up to these ideals.

In accepting her award, Senator Jackson said, “I am so honored to receive this award from you today, thank you so much.” She later added “we have to recognize that in our society we are equal

worthy of respect, love, appreciation, compassion and empathy”. Senator Jackson also applauded those working in the field “the work you do is critically important.” “I hope that one day, through the work you do, we can end domestic violence.”

Domestic Violence Solutions provides safety, shelter and support to individuals and families affected by domestic violence and works with community partners to raise awareness of the cause, prevalence and impact.

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