The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Congress needs to send a strong, bipartisan VAWA, that safely and effectively meets the needs of all victims, to the President.  Congressional leaders must hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option.  Let’s […]

Sadly, Georgia was ranked 6th highest in the nation for its rate of men killing women in 2011 and in 43% of domestic violence cases, children were present. This bleak statistic is why partnerships like this are crucial for GCADV to unite individual victims with domestic violence programs to create a seamless transition towards safety […]

The United States still has a lot of work to do in regard to addressing the prevalence of domestic violence. In fact, an in-depth story from the Arizona Republic has pointed to the fact that in the last several years, the number of deaths from domestic violence has stayed fairly consistent in Arizona. While this […]

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Brianna Butler would prefer never again to see the inside of the DeKalb County welfare office. She is eager to work. This she says repeatedly. But she is a 19-year-old single mother with no one to look after her 10-month-old daughter, making work essentially beyond reach. Reluctantly, she has turned to […]

The CDC has released new data on dating violence among high school students. What does it tell us? That we still have much work to do when it comes to helping our teens to have healthy relationships. 9.4 % are victims. See page 10 and the full report. To view this report, visit

  Caminar Latino (CL) is a non-profit comprehensive domestic violence program for Latino families in Metro Atlanta and its surrounding counties.  Caminar Latino has been working in the Latino community for the past 22 years and is currently seeking an office assistant that will help maintain an efficient office environment by providing administrative and financial […]

We wanted to pass along the sad news that Georgia has lost one of its pioneers in the domestic violence movement.  Betty Higgins passed away on June 6, 2012 in Dalton, GA. As many of you know, Betty was the director of the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center for nearly 30 years and was one […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2012 CONTACT: Kenneth J. Wolfe, 202-690-1217, HHS, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS TEAM UP, ANNOUNCE $35 MILLION PLAN TO KEEP AT-RISK FAMILIES TOGETHER  New initiative aims for early identification, targeted services  Washington, DC — The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is teaming up with four national foundations to combat family homelessness.  […]

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