Tinisch Hollins Leads California’s Largest Statewide Network of Survivors of Crime


October 30, 2020

Will Matthews, Californians for Safety and Justice, (909) 261-1398; [email protected]    

Tinisch Hollins, California state director for Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, will be honored tonight as a “brave space builder in our community” by Peace Over Violence, one of California’s leading advocacy organizations for victims of sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. 

Hollins will be presented with a special Humanitarian Award, along with actor Leah Aldridge and activist and founder of Futures Without Violence Ester Soler, during the annual Evening Over Violence event, Peace Over Violence’s largest yearly fundraiser. 

“I am deeply honored by this award, and by Peace Over Violence’s partnership and shared commitment to allowing the voices of survivors to be heard as we chart new pathways to healing and wholeness,” said Hollins. “For too long, the experiences of too many survivors of crime, especially those from communities that experience the most harm but receive the least help, have been ignored, and their needs have gone unmet. But a new and growing movement of survivors is beginning to change that reality. Justice must be coupled with access to healing and restoration to prevent harm from happening again and we look forward to continuing to walk with Peace Over Violence in this work.”

With more than 12,000 members statewide, Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice is the largest network of survivors of crime in California. 

The event, which celebrates and honors individuals and our community, while also raising critical funds to support Peace Over Violence’s programs, has been reimagined this year as a three night virtual series that will take place tonight, Nov. 12 when Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis will Be honored, and Nov. 19, when Kimberlé Crenshaw and the African American Policy Forum will be honored.