LANE COUNTY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNCIL
In 1993, the Council was founded as part of a nation-wide movement. Over the history of the Council attendance has expanded. Currently, there are currently 46 voting members and over 100 non-voting members.The Council is a coalition of survivors, service providers, and agency staff. It was founded with the mission of creating a community forum for developing, implementing and assessing a coordinated response to domestic violence in Lane County. The Council’s current mission is to reduce and prevent domestic violence through a coordinated community response. Administrative duties are shared by the Steering & Nominating Committees and the Council staff , guided by a well-developed set of policies.
The full Council meets every six weeks. Council meetings include committee reports and an educational presentation. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available about two weeks before the meetings and minutes about two weeks after. Click here for Council meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.
The Council has four active committees, which address the following issues:
• Batterer Intervention: post-conviction intervention for batterers
• Children and Family Violence: a comprehensive response for children
• Justice: addressing domestic violence throughout the justice system, improving prevention and intervention in both civil and criminal matters
• Violence in the Lives of People with Disabilities: exploring the parameters of violence in the disabilities communities, educating the community about both the violence and access, identifying resources and filling gaps in those resources as they become apparent.
Community members are welcome to attend committees also. Click on the committee name above for meeting dates, agendas, and minutes. If you would like to be on the mailing list of the Council or any committee to receive minutes and agendas by email, please contact Council staff.
Program Consultation Team: The Council can also coordinate a cross-disciplinary team of local experts in response to requests for consultation on domestic violence related program content or development. Consultations are typically one-time events lasting 2 hours, with a presentation by the requesting program and then feedback from the team. To request a program consultation for your agency or group please fill out the application and return it to Council staff.