​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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...

Join us in February for 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Show your support for this annual campaign by wearing orange on February 9 and using #PaintPhxPurple#PhxTeenGoals
on your social media throughout the month to raise awareness!

February 8 - Respect Week
February 9 - Wear Orange Day

In 2010 Congress declared February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Teen dating violence affects millions of teen in the U.S. each year. This form of intimate partner violence can include physical violence, sexual violence, mental abuse and stalking.

The theme for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) 2021 is Know Your Worth and focuses on advocacy and education to stop abuse before it starts. Learning about healthy relationships, boundaries and self-respect is key to helping to prevent dating violence.

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If you or someone you know needs victim services, call the Family Advocacy Center at 602-534-2120. For support, education and advocacy for teens, young adults and their family/friends you can contact Love is Respect at 1-866-331-9474.



 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.