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File #: 19-014    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2018 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Recommendation for appointments and reappointments to the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, each for a term from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021: A) Colsaria Henderson, Executive Director of Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), appointment representing a non-profit serving battered women; and B) Becky Arrendondo, Clinical Services Manager with Correctional Health Services, reappointment representing Correctional Health Services; and C) Rose Mukhar, Member-at-Large; and Attorney and Founder of Justice At Last, reappointment representing a non-profit law firm in San Mateo County specializing in the legal needs of survivors; and D) Lauren Zorfas, Member-at-Large; Attorney and Co-Founder of ADZ Law, LLP, reappointment representing a law firm in San Mateo County specializing in survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking.
Sponsors: Warren Slocum
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To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Warren Slocum
Subject: Appointments and Reappointments to the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation for appointments and reappointments to the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council, each for a term from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021:

A) Colsaria Henderson, Executive Director of Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), appointment representing a non-profit serving battered women; and

B) Becky Arrendondo, Clinical Services Manager with Correctional Health Services, reappointment representing Correctional Health Services; and

C) Rose Mukhar, Member-at-Large; and Attorney and Founder of Justice At Last, reappointment representing a non-profit law firm in San Mateo County specializing in the legal needs of survivors; and

D) Lauren Zorfas, Member-at-Large; Attorney and Co-Founder of ADZ Law, LLP, reappointment representing a law firm in San Mateo County specializing in survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking.

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BACKGROUND:
The San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council is responsible for establishing policies to reduce and prevent domestic violence and enhance victims' services.

Members of the Domestic Violence Council evaluate, make recommendations and initiate activities regarding: current response of law enforcement, the judicial system, health care services and community resources; local government efforts to reduce domestic and family violence; public awareness and public education necessary to state and local laws; and the need for services for those who are victims of domestic and family violence. The Council develops an annual work plan and submits an annual report to the Board of Supervisors.

DISCUSSION:
Colsaria Henderson is the new Executive Director with Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA). She brings nearly 20 ye...

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