Cultural Competency in California's Domestic Violence Field

Date published: January, 2012 (30 pages)

This report, prepared for Blue Shield of California Foundation by RDP Consulting, explores how a cultural competency framework could offer a more viable and useful approach to service provision and prevention efforts for the DV field.  The report provides a brief review of the DV field’s origins, summarizes its major successes, reviews the known data on DV in California (specifically among certain demographic groups), and discusses why these communities may not access services — and how a cultural competency framework could help address issues of accessibility.

Read the issue brief (PDF)

Read the report executive summary (PDF)

Lea el resumen del reporte (PDF)