The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE For More Information Contact: Jameelah Ferrell, Event Coordinator 404-695-3943 Group Urges Georgia Lawmakers to Strengthen Family Violence Laws to Adequately Hold Offenders Accountable   ATLANTA, GA, February 2, 2016 – Hundreds gathered at the Georgia State Capitol today, urging legislators to pass a bill that would strengthen Georgia’s existing Family […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Justice Department Issues Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today a new guidance from the Justice Department designed to help law enforcement agencies prevent gender bias in their response to sexual […]

ATLANTA | Leaders from two anti-rape organizations told senators Monday that fewer victims would come forward if campus police were required to report all allegations to city and county police. Their comments came during a hearing of a Senate committee assembled to study the issue of campus rape. University officials said new procedures are being […]

Challenges Faced by LGBTQ Survivors  Alexis Champion, Training Manager, GCADV When the term “domestic violence” is brought up, the image that most often comes to mind is of a battered woman.  Sometimes she has a visible injury like a black eye, or maybe she is seen arguing with her boyfriend or husband. The reality of […]

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Media Contact:  Adrianne Hamilton-Butler 114 New Street Suite B Decatur, GA  30030 404-209-0280 x. 12 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Why Victims are Silent:  The complexities behind domestic violence July 23, 2015, Decatur, GA –  Sharon Wilkins, Nicole Thomas, and Rebecca Manning . . . victims of domestic […]

According to the 11th Annual Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project Report “survivors and surviving family members consistently turn to their faith communities for support and safety, whether they disclose abuse or not, often before they turn to traditional systems.  Faith can be a critical resource for victims in many different ways, from a source […]

GCADV is participating in Macy’s “Shop for a Cause,” Sat., Aug. 29.  “Shop for a Cause” enables participants to purchase $5 saving passes to use at any Macy’s store to receive the following discounts:   30% off all-day on SELECT regular, sale and clearance merchandise; 25% off all-day on select designer apparel collections for him & her, […]

NNEDV is pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that marriage is a fundamental, constitutional right that should be available to all people, regardless of their sexual orientation. Gay and lesbian couples will now enjoy the same rights as heterosexual married couples and will not need to fear that a state or local […]

Father’s Day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on what we learned from our own fathers.  And, for men, Father’s Day invites us to consider how we show up as fathers or mentors in the lives of the young people we love and care about. Who do we really want to be […] For Immediate Release: June 8, 2015 Announcing the 9th Annual #DVcounts Census Report reveals gaps in domestic violence service provision, highlights successes For the ninth consecutive year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted its annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services on September 10, 2014 and today released their […]

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