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May 31, 2017

NNEDV: First, tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?

Wynn is from Columbia, Tennessee, but he and his family lived in Texas for ten years with his stepfather. During those years, Wynn witnessed the abuse of his mother by his stepfather and saw police do nothing to intervene. When he became a police officer in Wichita, Kansas, an aspiration that came from his father who was also an officer, he realized that officers weren’t trained to deal with domestic violence, nor did they understand the crime. Wynn was hired at the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department in 1978 and he started teaching in 1982 on best practices for addressing domestic violence. In the early 1990s Wynn became the co-creator of the largest domestic violence unit in history.

Wynn has trained for over forty years in all fifty states and thirteen countries, including China, Russia, and Turkey, for the U.S. State Department. He is married to Valerie, an advocate, therapist, and Founder & Executive Director of the Mary Parrish Center in Nashville, a domestic and sexual violence therapeutic transitional housing program named after Wynn's mother. Wynn has consulted for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where he trained Chiefs of Police on how to write and implement policies on domestic violence. For the past thirteen years, he has trained on modern efforts in responding to sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking at the IACP National Institute Leadership on Violence Against Women. Since 2001, Wynn has taught in over 1,000 classrooms and traveled over two million miles to train law enforcement, individuals within the criminal justice system, advocates, and others.

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May 30, 2017

New website highlights important intersection of domestic & sexual violence and homelessness, provides resources for advocates.

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May 25, 2017

The Domestic Violence & Housing Technical Assistance Consortium (DVHTAC) is releasing a series of webinars and resource materials around the upcoming U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition, expected to be released soon. We invite Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs, Homeless and Housing Service Programs, and CoCs to register for webinars in this series, designed to help you build strong partnerships and effective community responses to ending homelessness.

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May 22, 2017

The Safety Net project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) explores the intersection of technology and domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and dating violence. Safety Net strives to help survivors increase their safety while continuing to use their technology through the provision of safety tips and tools.

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May 18, 2017

On May 18, 2017, seven national organizations – including Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (APIGBV), ASISTA, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), and Tahirih Justice Center – working to end domestic violence and sexual assault released the results of the 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors.

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May 16, 2017

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) survivors of domestic and sexual violence are not only harmed by the abuse their partners inflict, but also by homophobic, transphobic, and biphobic laws, policies, and practices.

On May 17 – the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia – the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins with anti-violence groups around the world advocating for policies and initiatives that work to fight these systemic oppressions and build safety for all survivors. NNEDV calls on all those working with survivors of domestic violence around the globe – including shelters, advocacy programs, legal services offices, first responders, and other providers – to ensure that both their policies and their practices create an atmosphere of inclusion that ensures LGBTQ survivors have meaningful access to their services and feel supported on their journey to safety.

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