Catholic Health Initiative Mission & Ministry Fund Awards Grants for Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Work

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Mission & Ministry Fund recently granted funding to violence prevention coalitions in seven CHI communities for the next three years.  These communities include Carrington, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Lisbon, Oakes, Valley City and Williston.  The total award for the seven communities is $940,811.  Veronica Zietz was named director of the violence prevention initiative.

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FY 2016 Funding Bill Includes Record Investments to Address Violence Against Women

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Congress passed the omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funding bill with record investments in programs that address domestic and sexual violence, including the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).

“Increased attention to domestic and sexual violence is shining a light on these shameful crimes that impact millions of victims and their families each year,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). “This level of funding is long overdue, and can begin to transform victim services and multiply our efforts towards preventing, addressing, and ending domestic and sexual violence.”

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Job Listing – Human Trafficking Navigators (2 positions)

North Dakota needs your support! Human trafficking is a reality in North Dakota and YOU can make a difference.

The North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force, in partnership with Youthworks (Fargo, ND) and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (“DVCC”) (Minot, ND), is seeking two experienced professionals who are responsible for assisting trafficking victims in accessing services and serving as regional experts for communities. The Navigators will serve as a point of contact for those working with trafficking victims, or those looking to receive training to learn more about human trafficking.

The Eastern ND Human Trafficking Navigator will be employed by Youthworks, and will be based in Fargo, ND. The Western ND Human Trafficking Navigator will be employed by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and will be based in Minot, ND. Each Navigator will provide referral and supportive case management services, education and community outreach, and development of, or training and technical assistance for, local multi-disciplinary teams in their region.

* This is a full-time position with benefits.

* Pay is commensurate with experience.

* Travel is required.

Recommended skills/experience: Advocacy or case management for victims of commercial sexual exploitation, sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence or labor exploitation. Proficiency in public speaking, collaboration, complex problem solving and meeting facilitation. Over one year relevant experience preferred.

Required education/licensure: Master’s Degree in Human Service related field, or law degree with social service experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered.  Professional Licensure preferred.

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume and optional letter of recommendation to Please indicate which position(s) the applicant is seeking to be considered for in cover letter.

For more information on the Eastern North Dakota position, please contact Joan at Youthworks at 701.232.8558 or visit

For more information on the Western North Dakota position, please contact Dena at DVCC at 701.852.2258.