The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Prolonged Government Shutdown Continues to Threaten Services for Victims What is your Congressperson doing to keep shelters and rape crisis centers open?   The House seems no nearer to passing a bill to reopen the government than before.  Progress is stalled in Congress and we need every voice in your state to call for Congress to […]

Press release issued by the National Network to End Domestic Violence September 13, 2012 NNEDV today commemorates the 18th Anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This landmark law, passed in 1994, has forever transformed and improved our nation’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. VAWA […]

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 crime is one of the few that increased in Rich­mond County last year. From Jan­uary through Octo­ber, the county had 2,518 domestic violence cases, up from 2,193 during the same period in 2010. From January to October 2009, there were 1,934, according to the county’s Web site. In the first week of 2012, there […] CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally-representative telephone survey that collects detailed information on sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization of adult women and men in the United States. The survey collects data on past-year experiences of violence as well as lifetime experiences of violence. The […]

Domestic violence has numerous negative effects on the health of women and children.  The article below highlights the importance of screening programs in health care settings.  Unfortunately, many health care organizations here in Georgia have limited screening programs set up in their facilities.  GCADV’s program, Project Connect is designed to help health departments and other […]

Washington, D.C. – The National Network to End Domestic Violence today marked National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to honor victims and victim advocates. This year’s theme—Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past—recognizes victims’ past struggles and our nation’s duty to help them rebuild stronger, safer lives. “For victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating […]

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