Volunteer Appreciation Celebration
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

By Invitation Only

Peace Over Violence acknowledges the work, expertise, and commitment of our community of volunteers and advocates.

RSVP by July 25

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Let's Talk Consent Over Coffee
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Let's Talk Consent Over Coffee

  • Jackie Robinson Community Center (map)
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Peace Over Violence and the Pasadena Police Department invite you to a Denim Day event: “Let’s Talk Consent Over Coffee.”

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are inviting the Pasadena community to come by for a complimentary cup of coffee to get know the advocates and law enforcement officers that serve your area. Come learn about our collaborative efforts and resources that are available for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Join us as we gear up for Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day, the longest-running sexual violence prevention and education campaign that began 20 years ago.

 
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National Crime Victims' Rights Week Panel, hosted by POV
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

National Crime Victims' Rights Week Panel, hosted by POV

The Intersection of Stalking, Dating Violence, Assault and the Misuse of Technology on Campus

Peace Over Violence invites you to a panel discussion in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The close coordination across relevant campus and off campus units encourages a better understanding of the issue around sexual assault and violence on campus. All members of the campus community share the responsibility to address such a crucial problem. To understand the perspectives of these different players, who are working towards achieving the same goal of providing support to the survivor, POV is hosting a panel of speakers, creating an opportunity to learn from their experiences and through their lens of expertise. 

 
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Empowerment Self Defense: Women 18+
Mar
27
5:00 PM17:00

Empowerment Self Defense: Women 18+

POV's Empowerment Self-Defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. Participants will learn how to be more assertive, how to resolve conflict and how to execute some physical self-defense techniques.

About POV’s Empowerment Self Defense

This women teaching women model is based on empowerment, resiliency, trauma-informed care, and survivor sensitivity.

We begin our self-defense training by teaching awareness of information about sexual assault and battering. In addition, we should be aware of our environment--paying attention to our surroundings at all times--and of our feelings and instincts, which tell us a great deal about a situation.

The next step is assertiveness. Many potentially dangerous situations can be stopped by being assertive, and this is a good skill to develop for taking care of ourselves in everyday life.

Finally comes the learning of physical techniques - fighting skills - to protect oneself. The task is to disable the assailant in order to get away. The techniques we teach are very simple and effective based on striking the vulnerable target areas on an attacker's body. Practice and complete determination are what make them work.

This class is open to women, femmes and non-binary individuals over the age of 18.

Registration fee is $75. If you need a scholarship please contact melissa@peaceoverviolence.org

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Black Women Over Violence
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Black Women Over Violence

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Attention all black women, we are hosting an event for you in commemoration of Black History Month. Join Trauma Therapist, Ebony Williams, for this event that will bring together black women to take part in healing activities such as a soothing essential oil hand scrub station, engage with crystal and gem healing, call on our ancestors in a water meditation ceremony, and take part in a professional and personalized photo shoot.

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Empowerment Self-Defense for Girls 12-18
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Empowerment Self-Defense for Girls 12-18

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), 1 in 3 youth have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship. Join us or invite someone who may be interested in participating in this FREE self defense class!

Participants will learn how to:
·Enhance their assertiveness skills and resolve conflict
·How to have healthy relationships
·How to execute some physical self-defense techniques

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POV's self-defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. This model is based on empowerment, resiliency, trauma-informed care, and survivor sensitivity. 

We begin our self-defense training by teaching awareness of information about sexual assault and battering. In addition, we should be aware of our environment--paying attention to our surroundings at all times--and of our feelings and instincts, which tell us a great deal about a situation.

The next step is assertiveness. Many potentially dangerous situations can be stopped by being assertive, and this is a good skill to develop for taking care of ourselves in everyday life.

Finally comes the learning of physical techniques--fighting skills--to protect oneself. The task is to disable the assailant in order to get away. The techniques we teach are very simple and effective based on striking the vulnerable target areas on an attacker's body. Practice and complete determination are what make them work.

We hope you'll join us for our upcoming public self-defense training. Don't forget to share with a friend!

 

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Free Tax Clinic
Feb
22
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tax Clinic

Peace Over Violence is hosting a free taxation clinic in collaboration with Latino Resource Organization.

Anyone can sign up if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Earn no more than $54,000 per year.

SCREENING REQUIRED – APPOINTMENT ONLY

Once your appointment is confirmed, please bring:

  • California I.D. or Consular I.D.

  • Social security card or ITIN Card

For prescreening and more information, contact our Legal Department at (626) 584-6191.

LANGUAGE CAPACITY: Offered in english with spanish translators available.

 
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Winter Counselor Advocate Training
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Counselor Advocate Training

Do you want to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm.
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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Films Over Violence: What Doesn't Kill Me
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Films Over Violence: What Doesn't Kill Me

  • 1015 Wilshire Blvd. #200 Los Angeles, CA 90017 (map)
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FILMS OVER VIOLENCE PRESENTS “WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME”

ABOUT THE FILM
Every day, 5 million children in the U.S. experience domestic violence, either as witnesses or victims. Due to a horrific system that favors abusive fathers, a shocking number of mothers who seek to protect their children (and themselves) end up losing them. Most Americans are unaware that an abusive father, who contests custody from a protective mother, will win 70 percent of the time.   This bold and provocative film is a long overdue exploration into why the most powerful country in the world is not protecting its most vulnerable mothers and children and thus enabling generations of abusers to continue their abuse. 

Along with intimate personal stories, family revelations with hard hitting facts and frank discussions on the child custody issue with feminists, lawyers, judges and domestic violence experts we follow the indomitable 86-year-old Charlotta Harrison, a survivors’ advocate who herself survived a 60-year abusive marriage.  She speaks hauntingly about the pressures and fears that make it so difficult for women in danger to leave. With Charlotta, we meet women and children who have been separated, silenced, and pushed to extreme methods of escape—and who are fighting back.  ​

This sensitive film by British film maker Rachel Meyrick tells the story of the women and children who are fighting back against a court system biased toward male privilege and wealth. WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME exposes a national travesty compared by some to the Catholic Church scandal. A timely film for America; where radical misogyny is being exposed even in the highest offices and institutions in the country.​

This film is now being represented by WOMEN MAKE MOVIES.

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Free Naturalization Clinic
Oct
25
12:30 PM12:30

Free Naturalization Clinic

  • Los Angles, CA 90017 United States (map)
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Peace Over Violence’s Legal Advocacy Project is hosting a legal clinic for Citizenship Assistance on October 25, 2018. This naturalization clinic is in collaboration with Asian Advancing Justice Center LA, Goodwin Procter, and One Justice. All participants must be pre-screened and will be given a list of documents that they will need to bring with them to the clinic.

LANGUAGE CAPACITY: English and Spanish

CONTACT: 626-584-6191, to be pre screened and given further information.

 

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Counselor Advocate Training
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Counselor Advocate Training

Do you want to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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2018 Youth Over Violence Graduation
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Youth Over Violence Graduation

  • Central City Neighborhood Partners (map)
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You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the 2018 Youth Leadership Institute graduates. Join us in congratulating the youth for their commitment to violence prevention in their schools, families and in our communities! The Youth Leaders will present the results of their internships and share their experiences in the program. Come witness proactivity and positivity in action! 

These Youth Leaders will present the projects that they've worked on, through spoken word, short films and their community organizing plans and efforts during three tracks:
+ Community Organizing & Mobilizing
+ Creative Writing & Communications
+ Digital & Social Media

 

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7.25.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

7.25.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation

Do you want to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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Films Over Violence: I AM EVIDENCE
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Films Over Violence: I AM EVIDENCE

Peace Over Violence, in collaboration with the Joyful Heart Foundation and the LA County Women and Girls Initiative, invites you to a special evening screening of, "I AM EVIDENCE." This film brings together, survivors and advocates from all over the nation, including Peace Over Violence Executive Director, Patti Giggans, to expose the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character–driven narrative, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors. 

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6.20.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

6.20.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation

Do you want to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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Become a Violence Prevention Specialist
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Become a Violence Prevention Specialist

Violence Prevention Specialists provide education about gender-based violence and strategies for prevention to youth, community groups and professionals. VPS are experts who excel at community speaking, classroom instruction, and outreach events. Volunteers also help in organizing public awareness campaigns, such as Denim Day, an educational campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness month every April.

VPS volunteers work as POV ambassadors in the community, preventing violence through education to the public. As a volunteer with the Prevention Division, VPS volunteers present to schools and community groups on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and building healthy relationships.

BENEFITS

  • Become a trauma-informed educator
  • Learn and develop skills on preventing violence and building healthy communities, while strengthening your public speaking skills
  • Become a leader and beacon in your community
  • Network with community partners and connect with passionate individuals

REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to one full year of service (100 hours)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Must live in LA County
  • Pass background check

The training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday night beginning June 5, 2018 until August, 18, 2018. Applications are being accepted until May 1, 2018. 

Download the PDF Application 
Email your completed application to hannah@peaceoverviolence.org.

If you'd like to complete the online form, visit the VIOLENCE PREVENTION SPECIALIST section at www.peaceoverviolence.org/volunteer

 

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Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex
May
22
to Oct 9

Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex

Peace Over Violence provides comprehensive case management, individual and group counseling services for male survivors. POV’s Men who have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex (MENS) group is a psycho-educational and experiential support group for male survivors recovering from sexual abuse, assault, and unwanted/inappropriate sexual encounters. The primary goal of this group is to increase clients’ understanding of how sexual violence and trauma impacts their masculinity, male identity, sexuality, and relationships.

There are many reasons that men deny, ignore, or avoid talking about or thinking about the abuse: unwanted feelings like anger or shame; fear of triggering disturbing thoughts; or long-perceived and socially authorized ideas about masculinity. Peace Over Violence strives to create the safest environment for men to take their first step toward healing.

TREATMENT GOALS
+ Reducing of trauma symptoms
+ Improving effective coping skills
+ Increasing one’s resilience and self-esteem
+ Reestablishing or maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships

SOME FACTS
+ 1 in 6 adult men in United States experienced sexual abuse in childhood
+ On average, survivors do not disclose the abuse for 20 years
+ People who abuse boys are both male and female
+ The vast majority of male survivors will never sexually abuse another person
+ Men can and do heal from sexual abuse

If you’re interested in learning more information about this support group, please contact:
Milena Lukic at 213.955.9090 ext/155 or Joshua Beckett at 213.955.9090 ext/156

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5.16.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

5.16.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation

Do you want to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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