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May 3, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) praises the vital bipartisan commitment of Congress to supporting and serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The appropriations package to complete the remainder of fiscal year 2017 (FY 17) commits investments to critical programs serving victims of crime, including Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).

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April 27, 2017

Dear Ned,

My sister is in a relationship with a terrible guy. He’s clearly abusive. He yells at her, calls her names, and rages over stupid things like the gas tank being at the ¼ mark. He throws things when he’s raging, and although she said he’s never hit her, I don’t think I believe her. I’m worried about her, but I’m also very frustrated with her. She keeps saying that she’ll leave him, but she never does. The one time she did, she went back after only seven hours apart. Sometimes, I get so mad at her. She’s incredibly dependent on him, and I’m scared that one day he’ll hurt her. How can I get her to leave him for good?

Sincerely,

My Sister Needs to Break Up With Her Abuser

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April 20, 2017

Every semester, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is enhanced by an inspiring, driven, and talented group of interns. This spring was no exception! Our work to end domestic violence is supported by interns and we are beyond grateful for their contributions. And now, let us introduce the spring 2017 dream team:

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April 17, 2017

Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) are teaming up to raise awareness about domestic violence through the Share-A-Haircut program on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2. For every haircut purchased at one of the Hair Cuttery’s nearly 900 salons, a free haircut certificate will be donated to a victim of domestic violence through a network of state coalitions and local programs nationwide.

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April 14, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. This week, we acknowledge the need for greater understanding around the issue of parricide (which occurs when a child kills his or her parent), particularly as it relates to domestic violence. As we raise awareness on this topic, we stand in solidarity with children like Bresha Meadows, who are often overlooked as victims of domestic violence.

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April 12, 2017

Lethal school shooting leaves three dead in San Bernardino County

On Monday afternoon, known domestic violence offender Cedric Anderson reportedly opened fire in an elementary school. Police are now referring to this crime as a “murder-suicide” – a term which fails to acknowledge the deadly consequences of domestic violence and the wider impacts in this case: one dead child and one child seriously injured. [1] Abusers often make specific threats to harm their victims, and those threats are frequently not taken seriously (see: Elonis v. United States).

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