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(a) Establishment. A Family Violence Council for the City and County of San Francisco (referred to in this Article XIX as “Council”) is hereby established as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors.
(b) Purpose. The Council is established to advise and submit recommendations to the Board of Supervisors that address the problems of family violence. Family violence includes child abuse, domestic violence, and elder/dependent adult abuse. The Council may also advise the courts of the City and County and the Mayor by submitting recommendations to improve the response by departments to family violence and abuse. The general purposes of the Council shall be the following:
(1) Increase the awareness and understanding of family violence, its disproportionate impact on people of color, and its consequences by establishing a series of roundtables, forums, meetings, or summits that identify, highlight, and discuss critical issues pertaining to family violence so as to broaden understanding of family violence and its causes and consequences among the public, governmental agencies, courts, and community organizations.
(2) Recommend programs and policies that promote communication and coordination of City and community-based organizations’ services relating to child abuse, domestic violence, and elder/dependent adult abuse.
(3) Recommend programs, policies, and coordination of City services to the Board of Supervisors and Mayor that may reduce the incidence of family violence in San Francisco, and its disproportionate impact on people of color.
(Added as Sec. 5.190 by Ord. 217-07, File No. 070884, App. 9/21/2007; amended by Ord. 48-15, File No. 150083, App. 4/24/2015, Eff. 5/24/2015; redesignated by Ord. 100-18, File No. 180216, App. 5/4/2018, Eff. 6/4/2018; amended by Ord. 50-21, File No. 210142, App. 4/16/2021, Eff. 5/17/2021, Retro. 5/1/2021)