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What We Do

NNEDV projects address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations at the state, national and international level, we’re changing the way our society deals with domestic violence.

  • Domestic Violence Counts (Annual Census)

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    NNEDV’s Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census) is an annual noninvasive, unduplicated count of adults and children who seek services from U.S. domestic violence shelter programs during a single 24-hour survey period. Conducted annually by NNEDV since 2006, this Census takes into account the dangerous nature of domestic violence by using a survey designed to protect the confidentiality and safety of victims. [Read More]

  • WomensLaw

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    Through WomensLaw, we provide easy-to-understand, “plain language” legal information and resources to victims living with or escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or dating violence. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower survivors to lead independent lives, free from abuse.

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  • Our Role

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    We address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations at the state, national, and international levels, we’re changing the way our society deals with domestic violence.

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  • Capacity Technical Assistance

    Our strength is our network of the 56 state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence, who provide critical leadership in coordinating efforts to end violence against women. This network of coalitions is vital to NNEDV's work to address systematic barriers facing victims and to strengthen domestic violence services.

    NNEDV’s Coalition Capacity Project provides comprehensive, specialized technical assistance and training to the coalitions in order to best address the needs of victims and local domestic violence programs. The coalitions have access to technical assistance regarding best practices at the national level.

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  • Economic Justice

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    NNEDV’s Economic Justice Project works to strengthen victim advocates’ financial capabilities to better assist survivors of domestic violence move from short-term safety to long-term security, and to an economically sustainable independent life.

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  • Tech Safety Blog

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    Learn more about the ways that technology can be used to increase survivors’ safety and the ways that it can be used to abuse, harass, or harm victims from our Tech Safety Blog.

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  • Housing

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    NNEDV’s Housing Project supports transitional housing programs across the country, provides training and program development, and advocates for improved housing-related policies. The project works to enhance services and accessibility for survivors.

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  • Safety Net

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    Safety Net focuses on the intersection of technology and intimate partner abuse and works to address how it impacts the safety, privacy, accessibility, and civil rights of victims.

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  • Positively Safe: Addressing the Intersection of Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS

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    NNEDV Training for Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS Service Providers Developed in 2010, the Positively Safe project addresses the intersection of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. Together with the National Domestic Violence & HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee, NNEDV developed a curriculum to train service provider in both fields. The curriculum has a large focus on building collaboration to […]

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  • VAWA Implementation

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    NNEDV collaborates with U.S. state and territorial coalitions to assist states and local communities in the implementation of the U.S Violence Against Women Act, and provides state and territorial coalitions with the latest information about VAWA programs, policies, and legislative changes.

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  • Independence Project

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    Through the Independence Project, advocates and local domestic violence programs across the nation can support survivors of domestic violence in improving their credit scores through micro-lending.

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  • For OVW Grantees

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    NNEDV provides training, resources, and technical assistance to assist U.S. DOJ Office of Violence Against Women Grant Programs (OVW grantees) in their critical work of supporting victim safety, holding perpetrators accountable, and, ending violence.

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