October 2020

Bed, Bath & Beyond to pay $1.49 million in Settlement of Environmental Violations Oct 28, 2020

Oakland, California – District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, along with 30 other California District Attorneys and the Los Angeles City Attorney, announced today a $1.49 million settlement against New Jersey-based Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (“Bed Bath & Beyond”) to resolve allegations that the company violated state laws governing hazardous waste.

The judgment is the culmination of a civil enforcement lawsuit filed last month in Ventura County Superior Court claiming that more than 200 Bed Bath & Beyond stores throughout the state (including Cost Plus, buybuy BABY, Harmon, Harmon Face Values, World Market, and Cost Plus World Market stores) unlawfully handled, transported and disposed of batteries, electronic devices, ignitable liquids, aerosol products, cleaning agents, and other flammable, reactive, toxic, and corrosive materials, at local landfills that were not permitted to receive those wastes.

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DV Awareness October 30, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

Several anonymous, confidential hotlines are available 24/7 to help victims, offer support and provide resources. Whether it’s an immediate crisis or a quick question, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org) or the @Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (childhelphotline.org).

Local resources available here:

Alameda County Family Justice Center
510 267-8800

FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team
800 947-8301

#DVAM
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DomesticViolenceAwareness

En Español

Varias líneas directas anónimas y confidenciales están disponibles las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana para ayudar a las víctimas, ofrecer apoyo y proporcionar recursos. Ya sea que se trate de una crisis inmediata o una pregunta rápida, comuníquese con la Línea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica (thehotline.org) o la Línea Directa Nacional de Abuso Infantil @Childhelp (childhelphotline.org).

Recursos locales disponibles aquí:

Centro Familiar de Justicia del Condado de Alameda 510 267-8800

FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team 800 947-8301

#DVAM
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DomesticViolenceAwareness

DV Awareness October 29, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

Intimate partner violence doesn’t just affect adults, but also any children that are exposed to violence. Studies show that children who have witnessed domestic violence have trauma similar to that of a soldier who has witnessed war. Home is not always a safe place, but it's never too late to reach out for help:

@Childhelp
National Child Abuse Hotline
(childhelphotline.org)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org/

#DVAM
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DVAM2020

En Español

La violencia entre parejas no solo afecta a los adultos, sino también a los niños que están expuestos a la violencia. Los estudios muestran que los niños que han sido testigos de #ViolenciaDoméstica tienen un trauma similar al de un soldado que ha presenciado la guerra. El hogar no siempre es un lugar seguro, pero nunca es demasiado tarde para pedir ayuda:

Línea Directa Nacional de Abuso Infantil
@Childhelp
(childhelphotline.org)

Línea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org/

#DVAM
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth
#DVAM2020

DV Awareness October 28, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

A gun in a domestic violence household dramatically increases the risk of homicide. Even if it’s never fired, a gun can be used to harass, threaten, and intimidate. If you are aware of someone who has a firearm and has been convicted of a felony, a domestic violence charge, or may be subject to a restraining order, call your local police department or the ATF tip line at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (283-4867) or ATFTips@atf.gov.

Learn more about safety planning around guns and firearms: https://www.thehotline.org/resources/safety-planning-around-guns-and-firearms/
#DVAM
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

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Un arma en un hogar donde hay violencia doméstica aumenta drásticamente el riesgo de homicidio. Incluso si nunca se dispara, se puede usar un arma para acosar, amenazar e intimidar. Si sabe de alguien que tiene un arma de fuego y ha sido condenado por un delito grave, un cargo de violencia doméstica o puede estar sujeto a una orden de restricción ilegalmente, llame a su departamento de policía local o a la línea de información de ATF al 1-800-ATF- GUNS (283-4867) o ATFTips@atf.gov.

Obtenga más información sobre la planificación de la seguridad en torno a pistolas y las armas de fuego: https://www.thehotline.org/resources/safety-planning-around-guns-and-firearms/
#DVAM
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

DV Awareness October 27, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

#DomesticViolence affects every community, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, race or nationality. Nearly ¼ of women and 1/7 of men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner. 24/7 help is available in our community:

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org
@Childhelp
childhelphotline.org

Local support is here:

Alameda County Family Justice Center
510 267-8800
FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team
800 947-8301

#DVAM
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

En Español

La #ViolenciaDoméstica afecta a todas las comunidades, sin importar su edad, nivel socioeconómico, orientación sexual, género, religión, raza o nacionalidad. Casi ¼ de las mujeres y 1/7 de los hombres han sufrido violencia física grave por parte de una pareja íntima.
Hay ayuda disponible las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana en nuestra comunidad:

Línea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica, 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
https://www.thehotline.org
@Childhelp
childhelphotline.org

Local support is here:

Centro Familiar de Justicia del Condado de Alameda
510 267-8800
FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team
800 947-8301

#DVAM
#DomesticViolenceAwareness
#DVAM2020
#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

DV Awareness October 26, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth, and we are announcing a collaboration with District Attorneys and U.S. Attorneys from across California, as well as the national nonprofit Childhelp, to share important facts and resources this week. If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone.

Local support is here:

Alameda County Family Justice Center
510 267-8800
FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team
800 947-8301

#DVAM #DVAM2020 #DomesticViolenceAwareness

En Español

Octubre es el Mes de Concientización de #ViolenciaDoméstica y estamos anunciando una colaboración con Fiscalías de Distrito y Procuradores Federales de todo California, al igual que la organización nacional sin fines de lucro Childhelp, para compartir información y recursos importantes esta semana. Si usted o algún ser querido sufre violencia doméstica, no están solos.

Hay recursos locales aquí:

Centro Familiar de Justicia del Condado de Alameda - 510 267-8800
FVLC 24hr. Mobile Response Team - 800 947-8301

#DVAM #DVAM2020 #DomesticViolenceAwareness

District Attorney Settles Price Gouging Case Against Safeway, Inc. Oct 21, 2020

Investigation found that Safeway, Inc. sold hand sanitizer at prices that
violated Governor’s Order

Continuing her efforts to protect consumers during the pandemic, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced that her office, together with the Contra Costa County District Attorney, settled a price gouging case against Safeway, Inc. The investigation was prompted by a concerned citizen, who complained about the prices being charged by Safeway for two brands of hand sanitizer, Raff Distillerie Hand Sanitizer and Ocean Fresh Pump Gel Hand Sanitizer. The district attorneys’ investigation revealed that Safeway first began selling the products after the onset of the pandemic and had marked up both items more than 50% over its wholesale cost. This practice is prohibited by an April 2020 emergency order issued by Governor Newsom related to price gouging during the COVID-19 crisis.

Safeway cooperated fully in the investigation and took immediate steps to correct the pricing discrepancy when called to its attention.

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Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Oct 13, 2020

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced the creation of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI). She has appointed Assistant District Attorney II Terry Wiley to the head the groundbreaking new division.

Under the leadership of DA O’Malley, the District Attorney’s Office convened the Fair and Equitable Policing and Prosecution Working Group in 2016. ADA Wiley has been a part of the Working Group from its inception, focusing on issues such as implicit bias, updating guidelines and protocols, and creating policies that ensure fairness and equity in prosecution, in working with victims of crime and within the Office.

These efforts have led to the creation of several programs and collaborative courts that offer alternatives to incarceration, providing individuals charged with crimes the opportunities to gain insight, to build skills, to complete their education and to move beyond the criminal justice system. We have also created a misdemeanor pre-charging program for people to participate in to avoid charges. As the State reports, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has more collaborative courts per capita than any other county.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020 Oct 6, 2020

10/27 - Wellness Wednesdays

Come join us in a safe space to learn and practice mindfulness techniques. The focus is on self-care to reduce stress and support healing and growth. Take time for yourself.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:15 to 1 pm

Virtual Zoom meeting: Join here
Dr. Joanna Zygmont
ACFJC Trauma Recovery Center
(510) 267-8800


Saturdays in October -Community Conversations

A Safe Space will host virtual discussions guided by members of the African American Domestic Peace Project through the month.

10/24 - Mental Health + Trauma

Save your spot for these conversations here

DAs Announce Expansion of MOU in Nine Bay Area Counties to Respond in The Event of Mass Casualty Oct 1, 2020

On the third anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas, the District Attorneys of the nine Bay Area Counties announce the signing and expansion of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to streamline a coordinated response in the event of a mass casualty crime incident.

The nine counties include Alameda, San Francisco, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Solano, and Santa Cruz counties. The MOU allows any participating county impacted by a mass casualty crime incident to request shared resources and personnel from the surrounding counties. This is critical because a mass casualty event can quickly deplete county resources and victim or witness support staff, given the high number of people affected by suffering injuries, witnessing the incident, or experiencing the loss of a loved one. In such an event, the other counties would deploy staff and support to the affected county to ensure that there are sufficient victim and witness support providers available in the aftermath of a mass violence event.

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