The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

For the past 30 years, the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) has been Georgia’s leading representative of domestic violence agencies, advocates, allied individuals and survivors throughout the state. GCADV is committed to bringing together member agencies, allied organizations and supportive individuals who are committed to ending domestic violence. Additionally, GCADV leads advocacy efforts for […]

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By a 52-1 vote, the Georgia Senate passed House Bill 711, which will give prosecutors more tools to hold batterers accountable, while also protecting the communications between domestic violence and sexual assault program advocates and the victims they serve.  The bill now moves on to Governor Deal for his signature. If signed into law, House Bill […]

House Bill 711 will be voted on in the Georgia Senate at 10 a.m. on March 21!  Please contact your Senator and urge them to vote YES on House Bill 711! Thanks to your phone calls and emails, House Bill 711 has made it to the full Senate for a vote.  If it passes, it will […]

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization bill, S. 1925, will come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate within the coming days.  Senator Chambliss and Senator Isakson need to hear from as many Georgians as possible urging them to vote YES on Senate Bill 1925! Please take time THIS WEEK to contact both […]

The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence is seeking a full-time Prevention Coordinator. Responsibilities include managing all NCCADV’s prevention programs, with special attention to coordinating outreach and services to traditionally underserved populations.  This position will supervise key staff, facilitate resource sharing and develop programming.  The Prevention Coordinator oversees NCCADV’s Domestic Violence Enhancement and Leadership Through […]

ATLANTA— Georgia lawmakers are revising a bill that opponents say is almost certain to land in federal court. It would require welfare recipients to take a drug test before receiving benefits. Its sponsor says the measure would save taxpayers money but others say it’s unconstitutional. Sen. John Albers, a Roswell Republican, is the bill’s sponsor. […]

A Georgia Senate committee passed a measure Monday that would do away with a state law that allows a married domestic violence victim to avoid having to testify against their spouse.  Currently a married victim of domestic violence cannot be subpoenaed to testify in a criminal case against their husband or wife, because of what’s […]

Audrey Atkinson was the all-American girl. Blonde and bubbly, she could have been anyone’s daughter, granddaughter, sister or best friend. But Audrey had a secret. The 19-year-old was being abused by her boyfriend. Although she did everything right, she was killed the night before she was scheduled to see a judge about making a temporary […]

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