Mission Statement

Ethno-Cultural Family Violence Committee (EFVC) enhances capacity, collaboration, and coordination of family violence resources and services for ethno-cultural communities by providing education, consultation, and advocacy.

Statement of Beliefs

 EFVC believes:

  • All people have the right to safety.
  • All families deserve a healthy relationship free from Family Violence.
  • All ethno-cultural families deserve access to culturally and linguistically sensitive services.
  • Culture (customs, traditions, and values) cannot be used to justify abuse.
  • Age, gender, and sexual orientation cannot be used to justify abuse.

All Ethno-Cultural Family Violence Committee members have one or more of the following:

  • Experience working with ethno-cultural individuals, families, groups, or communities.
  • A desire to acquire expertise working with family violence issues in ethno-cultural communities.
  • A desire to increase understanding of, and sensitivity to, family violence issues in ethno-cultural communities.

 

 

The following organizations are members of the EFVC: