Entries by CAWS

Understanding the Root Causes of Violence

June 7, 2019 Programming Spotlight: Building Healthy Relationships By Hallie CohenHallie is a Violence Prevention Educator on our Building Healthy Relationships Team. The BHR team is one of the programs that the Race Against Hate benefits. My co-facilitators on the Building Healthy Relationships team talk to several hundred middle and high school students in a given year […]

Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

Original post: New York Times | By Maya Salam | May 21, 2019 “This is a public health issue that should be taken seriously.” — Avanti Adhia, the lead author of a new study about teen dating violence It’s no secret that intimate partner violence is a leading killer of women in the United States: More than half […]

Child sexual abuse victims — mental health support is critical

Original Post: The Hill | BY ASHELY GARLING, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, 05/22/19 Google “child abuse” on any given day and you will find reports from across the nation. This year, there were reports of Baptist church leadersabusing children, some as young as 3 and the Pope’s acknowledgment of nuns being abused by church leaders. In both cases, investigations found […]

NNEDV Urges Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

  July 26, 2018 – Today on Capitol Hill, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for reauthorization (H.R.6545). This legislation provides critical improvements to VAWA that would ensure survivors can access vital resources to heal from trauma and rebuild their lives. We commend Congresswoman Jackson Lee’s leadership and her […]

Is ‘Time’s Up’ the Next Step for the #MeToo Movement?

Story by Megan Garber of The Atlantic | January 2, 2018 For the most part, powerful women. For the most part, wealthy women. For the most part, white women. #MeToo, for all the progress it has made in exposing sexual harassment and abuse—and in exposing the contours of systemic sexism more broadly—has been, from the outset, largely limited […]

In The Wake Of #MeToo, More Victims Seek Help For Repressed Trauma

Original post by Sarah McCammon (NPR)| December 27, 2017 12:10 PM ET In Norfolk,Va. the YWCA South Hampton Roads’s crisis counselors have been answering calls on a 24-hour hotline that serves the region in southeast Virginia. They help victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and related types of abuse find shelter, counseling, and other services. “[We’re hearing from] […]

Fargo Police Chief David Todd featured in NYT Opinion Video on Gun Rights and Domestic Violence

FARGO – Fargo Police Chief David Todd has entered the gun debate on the national stage. In a video on The New York Times’ website and Facebook page, Todd shares his views on gun rights and gun control, and discusses the death of officer Jason Moszer. “Even as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I have […]

ND SAVIN System to be Renovated

Original article by Daniela Hurtado (KFYR-TV) | Dec 08, 2017 BISMARCK, N.D. – Most crime victims want to know the status of the case against the accused. North Dakota’s statewide automated victim information and notification system or “SAVIN” provides that kind of information. SAVIN has seen updates in the last three months because of Marsy’s law, which is […]

Which domestic abusers will go on to commit murder? This one act offers a clue.

Article by Rachel Louise Snyder (Washington Post) | November 16, 2017   In 2012, while stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Devin Patrick Kelley assaulted his wife and stepson. Kelley was subsequently convicted of domestic violence and released early from the Air Force. One important detail of the attack: In addition to fracturing the child’s […]