​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Strategic Initiatives 

The Strategic Initiatives section's mission is to combat Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Youth Violence, Sex Trafficking and HIV/AIDs through prevention, training, service provision improvement and community awareness. A vast variety of partnerships including advocacy groups, businesses, law enforcement agencies, schools, and medical professionals are utilized to achieve this mission.​

Paint Phoenix Purple

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The City of Phoenix plan to address awareness, prevention and response to domestic violence; click HERE to learn more...

Youth Violence Prevention

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​The Strategic Initiatives team works closely with youth serving organizations and high schools, to provide education on healthy relationships, identifying red flags, and available community resources; click HERE​ to learn more...

L​et's Talk Teal


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The City of Phoenix's efforts to raise public awareness about Sexual Violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it, click HERE​ to learn more...

October Is:

Domestic Violence 
Awareness Month

Paint Phoenix Purple is a local Domestic Violence awareness campaign brought to you by a collaboration of more than 50 community, private, and public organizations. Domestic Violence is a serious widespread and dangerous health and safety challenge in our community today. Displaying and wearing purple throughout October the community can come together to express a strong message there is no place for domestic violence in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, or workplaces.​


If you or someone you know needs victim services, call the Family Advocacy Center at 602-534-2120. If case of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1​.​


 Fast Track Cities Initiative

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Fast Track Cities works towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030; For more information, click ​​HERE​... 

The Compass Plan
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The City of Phoenix task force and workplan addressing and combating Human Trafficking, click HERE​ to learn more... 


The Strategic Initiatives team has several partnership opportunities for businesses, organizations, school districts, and the community.  Additional information is attached. 

  • Community/School Awareness Presentations
  • Staff Trainings and Train-the -Trainer
  • Resource Fairs
  • Awareness-themed Local Sporting Events
  • Item Drives

For more information, call 602-262-4946 or e-mail sergio.gomez@phoenix.gov.