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Court Watch Montgomery Releases Report on Children’s Safety in DV Cases

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A new report released by the non-profit group Court Watch Montgomery suggests that Montgomery County’s Circuit Court may be falling significantly short of its obligation to pursue the “best interests of the child” in cases of domestic violence.  The report cites a disturbing number of lapses and also describes numerous positive practices by judges. The report […]

CDC’s NISVS 2010 Report on Intimate Partner Violence Released

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The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally-representative telephone sur vey that collects detailed information on IPV, sexual violence, and stalking victimization of adult women and men ages 18 and older in the United States. The survey collects data on past-year and lifetime experiences of violence. CDC developed NISVS to better […]

New BJS Report Finds DV Accounted for 1/5 of Violent Acts

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Domestic Violence Accounted for About a Fifth of all Violent Victimizations Between 2003 and 2012 Domestic violence accounted for 21 percent of all violent victimizations during the period from 2003 to 2012, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Intimate partner violence (15 percent) accounted for a greater percentage of all violent […]

New CDC Study Links IPV and HIV

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Links between Intimate Partner Violence and HIV CDC’s new research brief explores the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV in women.  In the United States, over 35% of women have experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime; and women and adolescent girls accounted for 20% of new […]

NNEDV: IRS Announces New Guidance that Will Help Victims Access Affordable Healthcare

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NNEDV: Supreme Court Keeps Guns Away from Domestic Violence Abusers

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Sunday, January 26, 2014: Women’s Legislative Briefing

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The Montgomery County Commission for Women and our many co-sponsoring organizations invite you to the 2014 Women’s Legislative Briefing. Registration begins at noon with light refreshments, and the conference will open with a keynote address followed by a panel discussion on Women’s Issues in Congress. Compelling seminars on legislation in the Maryland General Assembly will fill out […]

MNADV Releases Annual Report for FY13

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On October, 25, 2013, at MNADV’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, the MNADV Annual Report was unveiled. In FY13, MNADV made over 20,000 brochures available to victims and trained over 1,400 professionals in domestic violence. Through MNADV’s Lethality Assessment Program, over 12,000 lethality screens were conducted by first responders. To read more about MNADV’s accomplishments, download the full […]

MNADV Says NO MORE to Domestic Violence

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October marks the month of the year designated for Domestic Violence Awareness. Utilizing the “new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault,” the MNADV proudly joins the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s NO MORE campaign in encouraging our community members, victim service providers, allied professionals, […]

NNEDV Releases New Guide to Privacy and Safety on Facebook

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Privacy and Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has paired with the social networking site Facebook to create a guide for survivors of abuse to maintain safety and control over their personal information when utilizing social media. The comprehensive guide was released on Tuesday, […]

MNADV Receives Unprecedented Funding to Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides Throughout the U.S.

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MNADV and Partners Awarded Federal Funding to Implement and Evaluate Innovative Homicide Prevention Models The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV), in partnership with the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center (JGCC) of Massachusetts, and Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell of The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing has received a Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHP Initiative) […]

Domestic Violence Victims Now May be Eligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits!

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Effective October 1, 2012, individuals who must leave employment due to domestic violence may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits. The new law, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, with major support from the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, will provide certain individuals with the safety net of unemployment insurance […]

Washington Post Editorial: Maryland Should Crack Down on Strangulations

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Maryland should crack down on strangulations By Editorial Board, Published: April 2, 2012 A WOMAN WHO has been the victim of attempted strangulation by her husband or boyfriend is at an astronomical risk of ultimately being killed by that man. This disturbing revelation, contained in a 2008 study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, lies at […]

DV Counts 2011 is Here!

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While local domestic violence programs in the U.S. helped more than 67,000 victims in just one day, unmet requests increased. In just one day, advocates scrambled to find needed shelter, housing, and resources, though sadly could not meet 10,581 requests for assistance. An annual survey conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) […]