1991-2000

1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000 2001-current

1991 Lifetime Television films Comedy Night Benefit in Pasadena for the National Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCASA) and the agency.

1994 Los Angeles Commission On Assaults Against Women named United Way Agency of the Year.

O.J. Simpson accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was enacted as the first federal legislation to directly address gender-based crimes.

1995 Nicole Brown Simpson-Ronald Goldman double murder trial – termed the “Trial of the Century.”

October 3 – O.J. Simpson acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1996 The agency expands its services into the San Fernando Valley with the opening of the LACAAW Mid-Valley Violence Prevention Center in Van Nuys.

Women own over one-third of small businesses in the nation.

25th Anniversary Humanitarian Awards and Celebration at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.

1997 The agency expands its services into the West San Gabriel Valley with the opening of an office in Pasadena.

1998 The agency moves its central office in Hollywood to a new location in Downtown Los Angeles at the historic Standard Oil building.

The Latina Services program begins monolingual Spanish training for the crisis hotline volunteers.

1999 The agency organizes the first ever “Denim Day” in response to the decision handed down by the Italian Supreme Court, which overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans.

The United Nations War Crime Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands convicted three Bosnian Serb military commanders of rape and torture in the first international trial to focus exclusively on wartime sexual violence. The violence was termed a “crime against humanity”.

2000 Violence Against Women Act II is passed.

The agency establishes Youth Self-Defense Safety program.

Valentine’s day – collaborative with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office creates “love me not” a citywide anti-stalking effort. The agency operates the 24-hour stalking hotline.