California has been a leader in policy across the globe, but still lags behind in responding to research that shows children ages 11-17 are most vulnerable to domestic violence. While California has some of the strongest models of domestic violence prevention education for college campuses, it has failed to institute comparable systems in K-12 public education. States like Virginia and Ohio now surpass California in strong prevention policies, which outline standards for content and mandate timelines for implementation. California should implement a policy that mandates base-level orientation on domestic violence, sets a requirement for California’s health framework that includes a section dedicated to domestic violence, and incorporates out-of-classroom awareness programming.
"Working Paper: Domestic Violence Prevention Education for Middle School and High School Students in the State of California,"
Pepperdine Policy Review: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/ppr/vol12/iss1/4