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U.S. National Organizations & Projects

Alianza: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza: Latina Nacional para Erradicar la Violencia Doméstica) 

Phone: (800) 342-9908

Alianza: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza: Latina Nacional para Erradicar la Violencia Doméstica) is “a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote an understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities.”

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violence (APIGBV)

Phone: (415) 568-3315

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It analyzes critical issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander survivors; provides training, technical assistance, and policy analysis; and maintains a clearinghouse of information on gender violence, current research, and culturally-specific models of intervention and community engagement. The Institute serves a national network of advocates, community-based service programs, federal agencies, national and state organizations, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates, and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women.

Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)

Phone: (800) 903-0111

The Battered Women’s Justice Project provides training, technical assistance, and other resources through a partnership of three organizations: The Battered Women’s Justice Project, focusing on Criminal Justice (800-903-0111 Ext. 1); The National Center on Full Faith and Credit, focusing on Civil Justice. (800-903-0111 Ext. 2); and The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, focusing on battered women charged with crimes and members of their defense teams (800-903-0111 Ext. 3).

Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Phone: (651) 646-5553

Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latin@s in the United States. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota with a mission to “mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence”, Casa de Esperanza was founded in 1982 to provide emergency shelter for Latinas and other women and children experiencing domestic violence. Today, Casa de Esperanza continues to offer critical and innovative services and support in its Minnesota Twin Cities communities, ranging from family advocacy and shelter services to leadership development and community engagement opportunities for Latin@ youth, women, and men.

Futures without Violence

Phone: (415) 678-5500

Futures Without Violence is a non-profit organisation, with offices in San Francisco, Washington DC and Boston, United States, with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence 

Phone: (512) 407-9020

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) provides training, consulting and advocacy at local, state, regional and national levels. NCDSV promotes a community collaboration model and collaborates with law enforcement, legal system agencies, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, the military and other community entities in their efforts to end domestic and sexual violence.

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 

Phone: (800) 903-0111 x3 or (215) 351-0010

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their battering. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

Phone: (303) 839-1852

Formed in 1978, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (NCADV) mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. NCADV is a national information and referral center for the general public, media, battered women and their children, allied and member agencies and organizations.

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

Phone: (800) 799-7233

For advocacy, counseling and referral, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will reach a trained advocate who can talk with you about your situation, your safety, and the options available to you. Friends and family members are also welcome to call for information. All conversations with hotline advocates are strictly confidential. Support is available in English or Spanish, with interpreters available for over 139 languages.

National Family Justice Center Alliance

Phone: (888) 511-3522

The National Family Justice Center Alliance works to create a network of national and international Family Justice Centers and other models of co-located, multi-agency service centers for victims of family violence and their children with close working relationships, shared training and technical assistance, collaborative learning processes, and coordinated funding assistance.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

Phone: (800) 537-2238

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) provides comprehensive information and resources, policy development and assistance to enhance community response to and prevention of domestic violence. NRCDV enhances the capacity of organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of women and their children and proactively supports the work of national, state, and local domestic violence programs.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) 

Phone: (877) 739-3895

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. Founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, the NSVRC is funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention.

The NSVRC does not provide direct services to sexual assault victims but rather supports those who do, such as coalitions, rape crisis centers, national, state and local agencies and allied programs. The NSVRC refers requests for direct victim’s services to the appropriate state coalition and/or to a local program conveniently located to the caller.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Phone: (406) 477-3896

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. Under this grant project and in compliance with statutory requirements, the NIWRC will seek to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

Phone: (775) 507-4777

The NCJFCJ is one of the largest and oldest judicial membership organizations in the nation. Also known as the Council, we serve an estimated 30,000 professionals in the juvenile and family justice system including judges, referees, commissioners, court masters and administrators, social and mental health workers, police, and probation officers.

The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Phone: (206) 568-7777

The NW Network works to prevent violence and build loving communities falls into four broad categories: Support for Survivors; Community Engagement and Education; Youth Programs and Activities; and Provider Training and Technical Assistance.

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection & Custody

Phone: (800) 527-3223

The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection & Custody (CPC) is part of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) Family Violence Department and provides information and tangible assistance to those working in the field of domestic violence and child protection and custody. In addition, the CPC identifies and develops model policies, protocols, and programs that are sensitive to the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics of child protection and custody cases involving family violence.

Stalking Resource Center 

Phone: (202) 467-8700

Stalking Resource Center (SRC), a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), raises national awareness of stalking and encourages the development and implementation of multidisciplinary responses to stalking in local communities. SRC provides training, an information clearinghouse, a practitioners’ network and a peer-to-peer exchange program.

VAWnet: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women 

Phone: (800) 537-2238

VAWnet: National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, a project of NRCDV, provides a comprehensive online collection of advocacy-based electronic resources on stalking, domestic and sexual violence, and related intersecting issues. Resources include applied research papers, policy and practice papers, federal and state funding information, prevention and public education materials, community advocacy materials and information about other national, state, regional and local organizations and programs.