January 27, 2011
A new survey conducted by NNEDV reveals telling information about domestic violence services in the U.S. On September 15, 2010 – one 24-hour period – domestic violence victim advocates served more than 70,000 adults and children and answered more than 20,000 emergency hotline calls. During the same 24 hours, more than 9,000 requests for services went unmet, largely due to lack of funding.
January 25, 2011
NNEDV applauded Attorney General Eric Holder for creating the Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force. The group will create a guide for the federal prosecution of violence against women in Indian Country and recommend specific strategies for prosecuting domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
January 10, 2011
NNEDV is recognizing January as National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking affects 3.4 million victims every year. This year’s theme – Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It. – urges people to end this dangerous crime by learning more and taking action.
January 5, 2011
Amy's Courage Fund helps survivors of domestic violence pay for everyday things. NNEDV recently helped Kimberly, whose abuser slashed her tires and broke the windshield of her car to try to prevent her from escaping. With the help of Amy's Courage Fund, Kimberly repaired her car and bought new tires. Now she can go to work and live financially independent from her abuser. She feels that her life is finally coming back together and looks forward to a brighter, safer future.
"I couldn't have done it without the help of Amy's Courage Fund," Kimberly said. "There is life after abuse."
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December 20, 2010
NNEDV commended President Barack Obama for signing into law the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. The legislation is the only dedicated federal funding for domestic violence service programs nationwide. It passed on Capitol Hill as part of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and President Obama signed it today.