Perceptions of Domestic Violence in California's African American Communities
With support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, Social Action Partners (SoACT) developed a mixed-methods study of perceptions and attitudes surrounding domestic violence (DV) in California’s Black/African American community. In this report, SoACT reviewed research findings from the 2017 Black Leaders Survey on Domestic Violence and insights from a series of five focus groups with Black community leaders conducted across the state of California to:
- Determine how Black community leaders and stakeholders perceive the severity of domestic violence in their communities.
- Define the root causes of domestic violence in Black communities, as described by Black community leaders and stakeholders.
- Gauge the awareness and satisfaction of Black community leaders and stakeholders with the current domestic violence infrastructure.
- Find culturally competent models to serve Black families and communities impacted by domestic violence.