The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance operates the statewide Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline, which links thousands of survivors and professionals to services in their communities and educates individuals, professionals, communities, and legislators on how to stop sexual and domestic violence from happening and how to help those who have been hurt by violence.
American Institute on Domestic Violence
The American Institute on Domestic Violence offers on-site workshops and conference presentations that address the corporate cost of domestic violence in the workplace.
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national network that works to raise awareness in Asian and Pacific Islander communities about domestic violence; expand leadership and expertise within Asian and Pacific Islander communities about prevention, intervention, advocacy, and research; and promote culturally relevant programs, research, and advocacy by identifying promising practices.
Communities Against Violence Network
Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET) provides an interactive, online database of information; an international network of professionals; and real-time voice conferencing with professionals and survivors, throughout the world, using the Internet. CAVNET addresses violence against women, youth violence, and crimes against people with disabilities.
Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence (CAEPV) is a national, nonprofit alliance of corporations and businesses throughout the United States and Canada, working to prevent partner violence. CAEPV provides technical assistance and materials to help corporations and businesses address domestic violence in their workplaces.
Formerly known as The Center for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence, FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious, educational resource that addresses sexual and domestic violence issues. Its goal is to engage religious leaders in ending abuse and to prepare human services professionals to recognize and address the religious questions and issues that arise in their work with women and children in crisis.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world. The FVPV was instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994. The FVPV continues to reach new audiences, including men and youth; promote leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining; and transform the way health-care providers, police officers, judges, employers, and others address violence.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community seeks to create a community of African- American scholars and practitioners who address violence in the African-American community, further learning about African-American violence, raise community awareness of the impact of violence in the African-American community, inform public policy, organize and facilitate local and national conferences and training forums, and identify community needs and recommend best practices.
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is an electronic clearinghouse with educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding sources, upcoming training events, individuals or organizations that serve as resources, and searchable databases with more than 700 training manuals, videos, and other education resources. MINCAVA is also part of a cooperative project-Violence Against Women Online Resources-comprising the Center and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and Violence Against Women Office. The project's web site provides current information about interventions to stop violence against women to law, criminal justice, and social service professionals.
National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) is a nonprofit organization that serves victims of all types of crime, including intimate partner violence. The Center provides public policy advocacy; training and technical assistance to victim service organizations, counselors, attorneys, criminal justice agencies, and allied professionals; a toll-free hotline for crime victims; and a virtual library containing publications, current statistics with references, a list of recommended readings, and bibliographies.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence develops and provides innovative training and consultation, influences policy, and promotes collaboration and diversity in working to end domestic and sexual violence. NCDSV has a staff of nationally known trainers and sponsors national and regional conferences.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is a membership organization of domestic violence coalitions and service programs. NCADV provides training, technical assistance, legislative and policy advocacy, and promotional and educational materials and products on domestic violence; coordinates a national collaborative effort to assist battered women in removing the physical scars of abuse; and works to raise awareness about domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline connects individuals to help in their area by using a nationwide database that includes detailed information about domestic violence shelters, other emergency shelters, legal advocacy and assistance programs, and social service programs. Help is available in English or Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interpreters are available to translate 139 additional languages.
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (the Alianza) is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence. Members of the Alianza work together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to end domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relationships and communities. Support from the Administration on Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, has allowed the Alianza to establish El Centro: National Latino Research Center on Domestic Violence and the Alianza Training and Technical Assistance Division.
National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women
The National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women was cofounded in 1994 by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, AYUDA, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. The Network coordinates national advocacy efforts aimed at removing the barriers battered immigrant women and children face when they attempt to leave abusive relationships. Each organization provides leadership in its area of expertise.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions. NNEDV provides legislative and policy advocacy on behalf of the state domestic violence coalitions and provides training, technical assistance, and funds to domestic violence advocates through the NNEDV Fund.
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center provides information to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or lay person interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
Violence Against Women Electronic Network
The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women (VAWnet) provides a collection of full-text, searchable resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues as well as links to an "In the News" section, calendars listing trainings, conferences, grants, and access to the Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month subsites.