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Domestic Violence, Gangs and the Systems Response

December 1, 2011

The conclusion of a three-part series, Building Community, Breaking the Cycle of Violence. This concluding segment explored the systems response to learned violence:

  • Law enforcement response
  • DCFS response
  • Emerging policy practices and potential for implementation in domestic violence
  • How systems work in the community to provide solutions
  • Implementing trauma-informed systems collaboration between DMH and DCFS

Speakers included:

  • Sgt. Curtis Woodle – Gang Department Liaison Supervisor, Detective Headquarters, Los Angeles Police Department. Sgt. Woodle is a member of the Domestic Violence Task Force of Los Angeles as well as the Girls & Gangs Standards for Gender Responsive Protocols Task Force.
  • Patti Culross, MD, MPH – Former Director, Injury & Violence Prevention Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Xiomara Flores-Holguin, MSW – Law Enforcement Liaison, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. An Advisory Board member to the Better LA Project, Ms. Flores-Holguin helped to develop and implement MART (Multi-Agency Response Team), a team of child welfare and law enforcement agencies serving children at risk for violence via gang, narcotic or weapons
  • Adriana E. Molina, LMFT – Director of Project ERIN, Children’s Institute, Inc., and member, Violence Prevention Coalition Steering Committee

Click here to download a printable flyer about this event.

Questions? Please contact Daniel Healy at the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles at or 213.346.3265.

This training is a program of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy and presented by The Leadership Center at Children’s Institute, Girls & Gangs, Kaiser Permanente, and the Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles.


Times: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am.


The California Endowment | Redwood Room

1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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