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A. It is the policy of the City to take and diligently pursue all feasible measures to prevent and redress sexual and domestic violence against women, which may include, but are not limited to, where appropriate:

1. Police enforcement of criminal penalties;

2. Providing protective and supportive services for survivors, including counseling and rehabilitation programs;

3. Providing gender sensitive training of city employees regarding violence against women; and

4. Providing rehabilitation programs for perpetrators of violence against women.

B. The City shall not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, language or sexual orientation, when providing the above supportive services.

C. It shall be the policy of the City that all necessary measures be taken to protect women from sexual harassment in their places of employment, school, public transportation, and any other places where they may be subject to harassment.

D. Because prostitutes are especially vulnerable to violence because their legal status tends to marginalize them, it shall be the policy of the City to diligently investigate violent attacks against prostitutes and make efforts to determine the level of coercion involved in individual cases of prostitution, in particular where there is evidence of trafficking in women and girls.

E. It shall be the goal of the City to fund public information and education programs to change traditional attitudes concerning the roles and status of women and men. (Ord. 7224-NS § 1 (part), 2012)