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NCADV Announces Jamira Burley to Keynote 2019 Voices in Action National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Jamira Burley will be the keynote speaker for Voices in Action , NCADV’s 18th national domestic violence conference this September. In addition to keynoting the conference, Ms. Burley will also participate in a plenary panel on domestic violence and radical grassroots organizing and the impacts of such organizing. “I’m honored to join committed leaders, advocates and survivors from across... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, May 30, 2019

NCADV Responds to New Proposed Rules from HUD and HHS

New proposed rules from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put countless victims and survivors at risk by allowing healthcare providers to deny critical medical care to transgender people and permitting  homeless shelters to refuse to house them. This includes vulnerable transgender victims and survivors of domestic violence. Transgender people experience domestic violence and sexual assault at much higher rates... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Your Senators are home for recess. Make sure they hear from you - the Senate must pass a bill substantially similar to H.R.1585!

On April 4th, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. As the Senate is working on their VAWA reauthorization, we have to pressure the Senate to ensure the bill is as similar to H.R.1585 as possible. It must maintain important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical enhancements to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Your... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Action Alert: Your Senators are on Recess - Tell Them to Introduce a Strong Companion Bill to H.R. 1585

Your Senators are home for the recess! Go to town hall meetings, write op-eds, call them, or use social media to get them to do the right thing: Introduce a strong VAWA reauthorization bill with key updates and no rollbacks. Thanks to all of your hard work , the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585 , the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 on April 4! H.R.1585 is a modest reauthorization bill that includes narrowly focused enhancements that... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, April 18, 2019

NCADV Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019! NCADV and our allies have been proud to be involved with a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill that includes modest enhancements and critical updates to protect the safety and well-being of victims and survivors of domestic violence nationwide. This important bipartisan piece of legislation addresses gaps... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, April 4, 2019

An Open Letter to Congress and the Media

By Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV President/CEO As a survivor of domestic violence that included gun violence, and as the President/CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), it is my obligation to correct untruths about an issue I know very well, both professionally and personally - the intersection between domestic violence and firearms. Despite the outrageous and appalling claims of gun industry lobbyists and lawmakers, protecting victims of abuse and stalking from... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, April 4, 2019

Action Alert: The House is Voting on VAWA 2019 on THURSDAY!

Contact your Representative by 5:00 EST on WEDNESDAY and tell them to support victims and survivors - to pass H.R.1585 with no harmful amendments!   Join our TWITTER STORM at 1:00 EST, Tuesday, April 2!   Add your organization’s name to our sign - on letter in support of H.R.1585!   And you can read the NTF’s statement in response to attacks on VAWA by the gun industry lobby here .   Please forward... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Action Alert: VAWA Will Be on the House Floor First Week of April

It’s not too late to counter attacks against and to improve VAWA! Use our NEW toolkit to pressure Congress to do the right thing! Vote for H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019! Add your organization’s name to our sign - on letter in support of H.R.1585! The House of Representatives is slated to vote next week on H.R.1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, introduced by Representatives... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, March 27, 2019

More 2019 Advocacy Webinar Topics and Dates Announced

NCADV is excited to announce NCADV 2019 Quarter Two Webinars! April Webinar – Serving Human Trafficking Survivors: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Organizations In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Jenny Sell, Service Provider Partnership Manager, National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), Polaris - Freedom Happens Now On Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 PM EST, the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), operated by Polaris, will join NCADV to... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Action Alert: How to Support H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, During Congressional Recess

Your members of Congress are home for the recess! Go to town hall meetings, write op-eds, call them, or use social media to get them to do the right thing! PASS VAWA 2019 H.R. 1585 without adding any harmful restrictions. Then, join our call with Members of Congress and experts in the field on THURSDAY, MARCH 21 at 4:00 EST for the latest updates (see action item #5). Two weeks ago, House Judiciary Crime subcommittee Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Representative Brian... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Why All Businesses Should Incorporate Philanthropy Into Their Business Models

Whether it is planning a day to give back to the community or donating services at little-to-no cost, every business should be incorporating philanthropy into its business model. I believe charitable acts cannot only boost morale, but also leave a lasting impression on surrounding communities and potential customers. Here are a few reasons why my company, Meathead Movers, has taken pride in our philanthropic ways and believes other businesses should too. Create a greater purpose Most... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 14, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Members of Congress and Ask Them to Support H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

House Judiciary Crime subcommitte Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) have just introduced H.R.1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019! This important legislation reauthorizes VAWA grant programs and makes modest yet vital enhancements to existing law. Among other things, H.R.1585:   ● Invests in prevention; ● Ends impunity for non-Native perpetrators of sexual assault, child abuse co-occurring with domestic... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 7, 2019

NCADV Commends Introduction of Bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) commends Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) for their leadership in introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585). The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 contains modest enhancements and critical fixes to existing law, investing in prevention, improving access to justice for Native survivors, protecting victims of dating... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 7, 2019

What Most People Missed When They Watched “Lorena”

I recently watched “Lorena,” the Amazon miniseries documenting the relationship of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. For those who don’t remember, the Bobbitts became tabloid fodder in 1993 when Lorena cut John’s penis off after enduring years of rape and physical abuse. I found myself thinking about what had changed—and what had not changed—since 1993, and then stopped short (spoiler alert). One of the final scenes shows Bobbitt shooting at... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, February 26, 2019

NCADV Applauds Grand Jury for Indicting R. Kelly

The National Coalition Against Domestic VIolence (NCADV) applauds the Cook County grand jury who handed down 10 indictments today against R. Kelly for aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims. Per Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney, aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony, which carries a sentence of three to seven years. “We are so encouraged by a system that is taking the steps to hold this man accountable for his behaviors against the girls and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 25, 2019

NTF Applauds Congress for Supporting Victims and Survivors

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”) applauds Congress for their support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The recently introduced bipartisan, bicameral funding bill appropriates a record $497.5 million for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the 2019 fiscal year and releases over $3 billion from the Crime Victims Fund, including almost $170 million for Native victims. Funding for vital... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, February 15, 2019

NCADV Statement on "Surviving R. Kelly"

Let’s End It... Lifetime network’s six-part docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” was a loud call to action to end social tolerance for a culture where violence against women is normalized and excused. As a society we must raise the bar, holding all perpetrators accountable no matter what industry or institution – sports, entertainment, journalism, corporate America, government, and beyond. We can no longer participate in societal denial. The heartbreaking accounts... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 4, 2019

NCADV Statement on Recent Article and the Definition of Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has received a number of inquiries about an April 2018 change to the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) website highlighted in a Slate opinion piece. Before the change, the website described domestic violence as an advocate would, which includes verbal abuse, economic abuse, and other forms of abuse that are common but may not be illegal. The website now references the statutory definition of domestic violence for Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NCADV Encourages Congress, President to Reach Bipartisan Funding Deal

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) encourages Congress, the President and his Administration to reach a clean bipartisan deal to fund the federal government until the end of the fiscal year, which is September 30th, 2019. Last week’s continuing resolution which ended the partial government shutdown only funds the impacted parts of government until February 15th. If Congress and the Administration do not reach a deal by then, the federal government would once again... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NCADV Applauds Members of Congress for Introducing Bills to Close Loopholes

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for their leadership in introducing H.R. 569 and S.120, companion bills to close loopholes in federal law that allow dating abusers and stalkers to possess firearms. Current federal law prohibits some perpetrators who are subject to final domestic violence protective orders or convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor crime... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NCADV Praises Representative Brown's "Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019" Bill

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) praises Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD-4) and his 50 original co-sponsors for introducing H.R.511, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019. Current federal law prohibits domestic abusers who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to final protective orders from possessing firearms, but only if the victim and perpetrator are married, separated, divorced, live or... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, January 14, 2019

Yes, VAWA Expired: What This Means, How We Got Here, and What Happens Next

This blog post was originally published on 1/5/19. As NCADV receives updates, we will edit this post.  The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) is one of the pillars of the federal government’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Initially passed in 1994, VAWA has been reauthorized three times, each time expanding and updating to meet the needs of victims, survivors, advocates, and other stakeholders. In coalition with our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Saturday, January 5, 2019

What Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

Congress and the White House are at an impasse in their negotiations about funding the federal government, and a speedy resolution is not expected. RELATED: Yes, VAWA Expired: What This Means, How We Got Here, and What Happens Next Although parts of the government are currently shut down due to the gap in appropriations, the Office on Violence Against Women remains open this week. We recommend you reach out to your program manager as soon as possible to ascertain what you should... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, January 3, 2019

NCADV/Purse Power Social Media Toolkit

Together we are stronger. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has partnered with Purse Power to make a difference in the fight against domestic violence, amplify the voices of victims and survivors and support advocates. Download the Free Google Chrome extension and make a difference today. https://www.pursepower.com/ncadv @PursepowerInc         Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, December 18, 2018

3 NCADV Webinars to Attend in 2019

We are excited to announce NCADV 2019 Quarter One Webinars!   January Webinar – Domestic Violence Shelters and Pets: How RedRover offers assistance for successful co-sheltering   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Katie Campbell, Outreach Manager, RedRover On Thursday, January 24 th at 1:00 PM EST, RedRover will join NCADV to provide an overview of RedRover’s Domestic Violence grants program and the importance of recognizing pets and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, December 18, 2018

NCADV and Purse Power Announce Partnership

Who knew shopping could help fight domestic violence? The  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)  and  Purse Power  have come together to provide education, services, and support to those affected by domestic violence. You can help us make a difference by supporting NCADV, the nation's leading grassroots voice on domestic violence, while you are doing your holiday shopping. Purse Power has created a  Google Chrome extension  that easily... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 29, 2018

Action Alert: There's Still Time to Take Action on VAWA

As the 115th Congress comes to a close, Congress faces a number of outstanding issues -- one of which is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is vital to the safety of victims, survivors, and their communities; it cannot simply be checked off of Congress’s to-do list by changing the dates for existing funding, ignoring countless survivors and direct service providers asking Congress to do more. Survivors and their communities need Congress to take meaningful... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 29, 2018

NCADV Statement on Chicago Mercy Hospital Shooting

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) grieves with the families and loved ones of the victims in yesterday’s Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting and with a community that will spend years healing.   Dr. Tamara O’Neal was a devoted emergency room physician who was doing what so many of us do every day -- going to work. But in yet another ultimate act of power and control, the shooter, who had been in an intimate relationship with Dr. O’Neal, targeted... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NCADV and Leading Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Disarm Domestic Violence

  Washington, D.C. -- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation, and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) announced the launch of a comprehensive website about domestic violence protective order enforcements and firearm surrender. The website is a user-friendly, unique tool to research and compare firearm removal laws, which often vary dramatically between states. The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 15, 2018

It Is Time to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and We Need to Do It Right

As Congress returns for the lame duck session, they face a number of outstanding issues -- one of which is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is a vital to the safety of victims, survivors, and their communities; it cannot simply be checked off of Congress’s to-do list by changing the dates for existing funding, ignoring the cries of countless survivors and direct service providers to do more. Survivors and their communities need Congress to take meaningful... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Meet Jase Wilson, NCADV’s Circle of Friends Honorary Chair

When Jase was a young child, he and his mother survived extreme domestic abuse that included gun violence, strangling, and years of stalking. Jase’s hero is his “Ma,” who found the courage and strength to protect him and ultimately, break the cycle and escape with him to safety. Later, when his Ma remarried, Jase’s new stepfather became his hero and his “real Dad,” playing a vital role in his healing and development. Jase also recognizes the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Statement Condemning Contemptible Behavior of National Leadership Toward Kavanaugh Accusers

We are appalled and outraged that the Senate Judiciary Committee leadership has released a statement about comments of a sexual nature allegedly made by Julie Swetnick . Such a statement is unacceptable in all events, but particularly because it attempts to smear someone who has not had the opportunity to be interviewed by the FBI.  The release of this statement violates the intent of the Rape Shield Rule drafted by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 and voted into law by Congress in... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Violence Against Women Act Did Not Expire on September 30th

The Violence Against Women Act did not expire on September 30. Many stakeholders have expressed significant concerns about the expiration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the impact the expiration would have on victims and survivors, particularly those in America’s most vulnerable communities, domestic violence and sexual assault programs, and many others. While Congress must act immediately to reauthorize VAWA with targeted fixes and modest enhancements, only grants need... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Voices on Video Episode 2: Voices Rising

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Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Announces 4th Quarter Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV’s remaining webinars of 2018! October Webinar  The Intersection of Guns and Domestic Violence   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Moderator – Ruth Glenn, President & CEO (NCADV) Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter (HuffPost) Rob Valente, Public Policy (NCADV) Dave Thomas (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Susan Sorenson, PhD, Executive Director, (Ortner Center on Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Statement on the Reauthorization of VAWA

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has working with Congress for over a year to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with modest but vital fixes that close gaps in current law and provide support and safety to all victims of sexual and domestic violence. After extensive outreach to domestic violence shelters, advocates, lawyers, and others, NCADV and our sister organizations presented Congress with a strong and largely noncontroversial reauthorization that was... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Senate Must Postpone Nomination Vote of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) calls on Congress to postpone the vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until a comprehensive, bipartisan, and respectful investigation into the allegations raised by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been completed . Dr. Blasey Ford has indicated, through counsel, that she is prepared to testify publicly, and her voice should be heard before Congress does anything further relating to the Kavanaugh... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 17, 2018

NCADV Releases 24th "Remember My Name" Poster

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2017 "Remember My Name" poster today, marking the 24th addition to the collection. The poster's release in September is in anticipation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October. This year's poster was designed by Denver graphic designer Alyssa Auerbach and can be  purchased from the NCADV website . The 2017 Remember My Name poster includes the names, ages, and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 17, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Bakersfield, California Community

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) mourns with the Bakersfield, California community and the families and loved ones of the victims, in the wake of yet another mass shooting rooted in domestic violence. “This week we witnessed the after-effects of yet another deadly intersection of firearms and domestic violence, as seen in the Bakersfield mass shooting, where an ultimate act of power and control merged with an abuser’s easy access to firearms  We are... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, September 14, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: A Potpourri of Topics

Voices Rising , NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence , begins in a few short weeks in Providence, Rhode Island. Our team has been working hard and the office has been buzzing with conference chatter. And soon we will be able to share that buzz with you! In this blog post, we’re rounding up the remaining workshops, plenaries and pre-conference intensives attendees will be able to enjoy. Read on for session descriptions on a potpourri of topics, including ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Voices Rising Awardees Announced by NCADV

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today the 2018  Voices Rising  Award Recipients, who will be honored for their contributions towards raising the voices of victims and survivors and the creation of a culture where domestic violence is not tolerated. Awardees include  Ineabelle Geena Cruz  (Survivor Activist Award),  Rosie Hidalgo  (Policy Change Award),  Nancy Provost on behalf of the Family Violence Project  (Media... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 10, 2018

NCADV Announces Campaign and Toolkit for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, NCADV is introducing a similar concept focused on domestic violence. This movement will help debunk common myths about domestic violence. In an effort to destigmatize domestic violence, and as a reflection of our mission to amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors, we have implemented the #SurvivorSpeaks hashtag. #MeToo shows us that cultural and social change is obtainable when the conversation is made accessible to all. Our hope is that ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, September 6, 2018

Action Alert: Propel VAWA Forward

The #MeToo movement has shown that we need national attention to address the needs of survivors of gender-based violence. It also is a call to organizational and individual advocates to work as one to prevent and end this harassment, battery, assault and rape. It is critical that policymakers respond to this powerful movement by supporting policies and programs that support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable. But right now, Congress is sitting on a reauthorization of the Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 5, 2018

11-Year-Old Youth Activist Naomi Wadler Opens NCADV’s 2018 Voices Rising National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old youth activist who provoked a strong reaction from Americans with her speech at the March for Our Lives (March 24th, 2018), will be opening Voices Rising , NCADV’s 17th biennial national domestic violence conference this September. “Ms. Wadler is a shining light and we admire her decision to shine her light on the issue of domestic violence,” said Ruth M. Glenn,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 27, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: Informative Workshops

Voices Rising , NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence, will return next month, September 23-26, 2018 in Providence, RI. We’re proud of our conference’s history of providing advocates and survivors cutting edge content and in-depth information -- far more than your typical “DV101” conference! In this blog post, we’re rounding up two dozen of the most informative workshops you you will have the opportunity to attend when you register for the 2018... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NCADV Applauds Reauthorization of VAWA of 2018

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) applauds Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee for introducing the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018 (H.R.6545), a bill that makes vital yet modest enhancements based on the needs identified by people who work one-on-one with victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This bill truly centers victims and survivors and mostly comprises provisions with... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 27, 2018

NCADV Supports the Reauthorization of VAWA of 2018

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”), of which NCADV is a member, announced today its support for the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018 as introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18). This bill continues important protections while also making modest yet vital enhancements to the existing Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) based on needs identified by direct service... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, July 26, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: Innovations and New Perspectives

The national domestic violence conference by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence returns in 2018! Here at NCADV, our staff has been working hard for almost two years on this event, which will be held in Rhode Island for the first time in the conference’s history. NCADV’s conferences consistently offer advocates and survivors the most cutting edge content with its workshops, plenary sessions, and pre-conference intensives. We’ve rounded up 15 workshops that offer... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NCADV Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

This week’s announcement that President Trump is nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has the potential to change the course of American legal rights for generations to come. As the national advocacy voice for survivors of domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) relies on the Supreme Court to uphold, and, in some cases, expand, fundamental legal protections and the right to privacy that are vital to the safety and autonomy... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 13, 2018

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Close the "Stalker Loophole" Now

Five people were murdered in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Our nation is shocked again. Our political leaders offer prayers and call this a tragedy, as though it could not be prevented—and as though it were a surprise. Those of us who work in the domestic violence field feel the terrible familiarity of the story. A stalker, harassing a woman whom he barely knew—a woman who did not want to know him any better. A stalker heaping unwarranted blame on journalists who reported on... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 2, 2018
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