National Domestic Violence Organizations

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession. The Commission addresses the acute need to increase the number of well-trained and supported attorneys providing representation to victims by providing creative training opportunities for lawyers, law students and other legal advocates.

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of community-based-organizations; advocates and professionals in legal, health, mental health, and social services; government agencies; state coalitions; national domestic and sexual violence organizations; and activists from communities and social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women. Its goals are to strengthen advocacy, promote community organizing, and influence systems change. It identifies and addresses critical issues, provides technical assistance and training, conducts research, and engages in policy advocacy.

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
ATASK primarily serves Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England who suffer from or are at risk of suffering from domestic violence. Our clients include a range of Asian ethnic populations. ATASK embraces and represents all ages, cultures, abilities, and sexual preferences.

Asista works to centralize, enhance and expand immigration assistance to frontline advocates and attorneys who provide legal assistance to immigrant victims.

Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)
BWJP provides training and technical assistance on civil, legal, and criminal justice system issues related to violence against women, including survivors who have been charged with crimes. For assistance, call 1-800-903-0111 and follow the prompts to access assistance on the issues on which you have questions

The Center on Domestic Violence – University of Colorado Denver

Founded in 2000, the Center on Domestic Violence is an academic, research and service center based at the University of Colorado Denver. The Center established the first graduate-level academic program in the nation to address the serious social issue of domestic violence through leadership development. The Center’s programs prepare individuals, organizations, and communities with the knowledge and ability to reduce, treat, intervene and prevent interpersonal violence.

Three primary goals define the Center’s work: (1) Develop skilled and informed leaders across the country for the movement to end interpersonal violence; (2) Inform and empower service providers, advocates, and policymakers through original research; and (3) Serve the community through direct services, capacity building initiatives, training and advocacy.

These combined efforts are reflected in the center’s mission: to end domestic violence by fostering institutional and social change through leadership development, education, research, and community collaboration. 

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice
The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization dedicated to enhancing advocacy for survivors of oppression-based intimate partner violence. CSAJ seeks to promote survivor-centered advocacy by enhancing the work of attorneys, by organizing communities, and by offering leadership on critical issues facing survivors and advocates throughout the nation.  CSAJ strives to enhance advocacy by cultivating a community of attorneys and advocates who are skilled in survivor-centered advocacy and capable of meeting the entire spectrum of civil legal assistance needs of survivors through their own advocacy and in partnership with others.

Community United Against Violence
CUAV is the nation’s first LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) anti-violence organization. Their mission is to prevent and respond to violence against and within our diverse LGBTQ communities. CUAV accomplishes this through peer-based counseling, direct assistance, education and outreach, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy.

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the costs and consequences of partner violence at work – and eliminating it altogether.  From policy and programs to legal issues and legislation, CAEPV is a credible source for information, materials, and advice.

FaithTrust Institute
FaithTrust Institute is an international, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence. It provides communities and advocates with tools to address the religious and cultural issues related to abuse. The FaithTrust web site contains many resources that can be ordered to assist with these efforts.  FaithTrust Institute works with many communities, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Buddhist, Jewish, Latino/a, Muslim, Black, Anglo, Indigenous, Protestant and Roman Catholic.

Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, has worked to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world for over 30 years. In 1994, Futures Without Violence was instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the US Congress. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, Futures Without Violence trains professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse. They work with advocates, policy makers and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships – the relationships that all individuals, families, and communities need and deserve.

Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community.  They support victims and survivors through education, advocacy and direct services.

Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
For more than a decade, the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence has supported health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence. The Center develops educational resources, training materials, and model protocols on domestic violence and screening to help health care providers better serve survivors of domestic violence.

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African-American Community
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. IDVAAC’s mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community.

Jewish Women International – Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community
JWI is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls – through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women’s leadership. Our innovative programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength.

Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum is the nation’s oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of all women and girls. Over the past 40 years, Legal Momentum has made historic contributions through litigation and public policy advocacy to advance economic and personal security for women. Our current programmatic work is focused on five strategic goals: increasing pathways into quality employment opportunities, protecting workplace rights of vulnerable populations, strengthening the safety net, expanding rights, justice, and services for victims of violence, and promoting gender equity.

MINCAVA (Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse) Electronic Clearinghouse
The MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse contains educational resources about all types of violence, including published research, funding sources, information about upcoming training events, individuals and organizations that can provide technical assistance, and lists of training manuals, videos and other resources.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
The mission of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) is to design, provide, and customize training and consultation, influence policy, promote collaboration and enhance diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment.  Since its inception, the NCEA has operated as a unique, multi-disciplinary consortium of equal partners with expertise in elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Not only have the NCEA’s collaborators come from various professional fields, the NCEA has proved a valuable resource to many professionals working in some way with older victims of elder mistreatment, including: adult protective services; national, state, and local aging networks; law enforcement; health care professionals; domestic violence networks; and others.

National Clearinghouse on Abuse Later in Life
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence created the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) in 1999 with funding from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. Since 2002, NCALL has been providing technical assistance to the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program. Today, NCALL is a nationally-recognized leader on program development, policy, technical assistance, and training that addresses the nexus between domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. NCALL’s mission is to eliminate abuse in later life.  Through advocacy and education, NCALL strives to challenge and change the beliefs, policies, practices, and systems that allow abuse to occur and continue.  NCALL also aims to improve victim safety by increasing the quality and availability of victim services and support.

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987, is a resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with crimes related to their battering. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women. The National Clearinghouse works with battered women who have been arrested and are facing trial, as well as those who are serving prison sentences. Staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). Staff also conduct training seminars for members of the criminal justice and advocacy communities, and for the general public, regarding the unique experiences of battered women defendants.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. NCADV’s work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives – such as safe home and shelter programs – for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV’s caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
NCCAFV provides prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence: child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse and neglect.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline creates access by providing 24-hour support through advocacy, safety planning, resources and hope to everyone affected by domestic violence. You can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza)
Alianza is part of a national effort to address the domestic violence needs and concerns of under-served populations. Alianza’s mission is to promote understanding, initiate and sustain dialogue, and generate solutions that move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities.

National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. It is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals that provides leadership on public policy related to domestic violence.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) was established to inform, coordinate and strengthen public and private efforts to end domestic violence. Through technical assistance and training, development of resource materials and special projects, the NRCDV enhances and expands the domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts of communities and institutions. PCADV has received core funding to operate the NRCDV since 1993 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with supplemental funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support VAWnet, its national online resource center, and other private and public grants.

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Gay and Lesbian Survivors of Abuse
The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.

Resource Center on Child Protection and Custody
The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection & Custody (CPC) is part of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Family Violence Department and provides information and tangible assistance to those working in the field of domestic violence and child protection and custody. In addition, the CPC identifies and develops model policies, protocols, and programs that are sensitive to the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics of child protection and custody cases involving family violence.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to restoring safety to Native women by upholding the sovereignty of Indian and Alaska Native tribes. It is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women. Under this grant project and in compliance with statutory requirements, the NIWRC seeks to enhance the capacity of American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.

Southwest Center for Law and Policy
The Southwest Center For Law And Policy provides legal training and technical assistance to tribal communities and to organizations and agencies serving Native people. We are the host of the National Tribal Trial College providing free legal training for attorneys, judges, law enforcement, advocates and community members on: domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating/relationship violence, firearms, violence, abuse of elders, abuse of persons with disabilities, victims’ rights, sex offender registration and notification, forensic evidence, tribal court, and trial skills.

Stalking Resource Center
The Stalking Resource Center (SRC) was created in 2000 by the National Center for Victims of Crime in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.  The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. The Stalking Resource Center envisions a future in which the criminal justice system and its many allied community partners will have the best tools to effectively collaborate and respond to stalking, improve victim safety and well-being, and hold offenders accountable.

Survivor Project
Survivor Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action. Since 1997, we have provided presentations, workshops, consultation, materials, information and referrals to many anti-violence organizations and universities across the country, as well as gathered information about issues faced by intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

U.S. Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office
The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW administers financial and technical assistance to communities across the country that are developing programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs
Women’s Rural Advocacy Programs is a cooperative of Domestic Violence Community Advocacy programs serving southwestern Minnesota whose mission is to provide supportive services including crisis intervention, advocacy, and safe-housing, for women and their children victimized by domestic violence.

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