The Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women is tasked with developing legislative and policy recommendations with regard to preventing violence against women, as well as expanding on successful prevention initiatives and coordinating and expanding services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Commission seeks to unite and enhance statewide efforts to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence. Members
of the Commission represent a wide variety of disciplines, regions and cultural perspectives. Commissioners advise the Commission Chair and staff on critical issues across the state and apply their particular expertise to the issues at hand.
This Commission is able to create workgroups necessary to further facilitate what is outlined in the body's Executive Order. Each workgroup is comprised of members which include: issue-area experts, and/or community stakeholders. The Commission further develops its work through the following:
- Outreach and Awareness Workgroup
- Prevention and Training Workgroup
- Victim Services Workgroup