County of Marin Health and Human Services

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Marin (PIPVMarin)

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Starting March 17, 2020, most County of Marin Health and Human Services offices and public spaces are closed.
Please call ahead if you have an appointment or are required to be assisted in-person.

PIPVMarin is an initiative Health and Human Services and its community partners launched in 2014 to promote comprehensive prevention strategies that address the factors that contribute to the likelihood of intimate partner violence. With a common vision to work together to create safe and healthy relationships, PIPVMarin partners are committed to:

  • Engage all members of our community
  • Build upon collective wisdom of multiple sectors
  • Focus on changing social norms and conditions that contribute to violence

The goal is to stop Intimate partner violence (IPV) before it begins. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. There is a lot to learn about how to prevent IPV and what are the best strategies to address this issue in Marin.

To advance this effort, HHS established a grant program to fund projects aimed at addressing the factors that contribute to intimate partner violence. So far the following projects have received funding under this initiative:

  • Canal Alliance - Engaging men by expanding their Promotores/Health Outreach Program.
  • Center for Domestic Peace -Youth leadership development through the Marin Youth Services program.
  • Novato Youth Center - funding will be used to incorporate primary prevention approaches into their teen health education program.
  • Phoenix Project - Engaging men and promoting community awareness on IPV in Marin City.

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