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New MD Stalking and DV Laws Effective October 1

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New Legislation to Help Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Assault Victims/Survivors Takes Effect in Maryland on October 1, 2016 Important legislation to help domestic violence and sexual assault victims/survivors, passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2016, will take effect in Maryland on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The legislation redefines the crime of stalking and […]

MNADV’s Statewide Training & TA Needs Assessment

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Conducted with domestic violence service providers, these results guide MNADV’s annual training plan and future projects. Both leadership and frontline workers provide input.

MNADV Signs on to National Statement Supporting Full and Equal Access for the Trans Community

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National Consensus Statement of Anti-Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Organizations in Support of Full and Equal Access for the Transgender Community The nation’s leading anti-sexual assault and domestic violence organizations are among the 250 groups issuing the statement. The statement was initiated by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women. […]

National Domestic Violence Hotline Releases NEW National and State Data

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The 24/7 National Domestic Violence Hotline is available to answer questions, provide crisis intervention and safety planning information, and directly connect callers to domestic violence resources available in their local calling area. In 2015, the Hotline answered 264,980 contacts and provided crisis intervention, safely planning, referrals, and education to callers who reached out for services. An […]

MNADV Service Animal Initiative

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MNADV’s Service Animal Accommodation Information for Domestic Violence Service Providers document is now available.

LAP in the News

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The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence’s (MNADV) Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (LAP) was featured on ABC2 News, WMAR-TV in an In Focus segment. Alicia Bickoff, Program Manager at MNADV provided an overview of the LAP, it’s purpose, and research behind it. The LAP is a three-pronged protocol where a first responder, such as a police officer […]

10th Annual National Census of DV Services Highlights Successes and Unmet Needs

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10th Annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services 2015 Maryland Report Highlights Successes and Unmet Needs The 10th annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) on September 16, 2015 was released on February 25, 2016. Twenty-two Maryland local domestic violence programs participated in the 24 hour […]

Lethality Assessment Program – Maryland Model in Bryan, Texas

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Now, law enforcement in the Brazos Valley announce a new initiative to fight domestic violence. The Maryland network against domestic violence is training law enforcement officers and advocates on their groundbreaking “Lethality Assessment Program.”

This Is Not A Love Story (from The Huffington Post)

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“First responders ask a woman a series of questions designed to determine her risk level…If a woman has a high score, police alert her to her danger level and refer her to services on the spot. Police may further monitor abusers marked as high-risk, and the criminal justice system may use that information to manage […]

Court Watch Montgomery Releases Report on IPV Related Homicides

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They were nurses, janitors, professors, flight attendants… A new Court Watch study finds that 60 Montgomery County residents were killed as part of violent intimate partner incidents from 2000-2015.  Fifteen of those killed were children. More than 30 children were left without mothers as a result of these homicides. *  All but one of the […]

Women’s Legislative Briefing

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 Doors Open at 11:30 am, Program 12:30–6:00 pm The Universities at Shady Grove, Bldg II 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland General Admission Registration begins at 11:30 am with light refreshments. The conference begins with an opening ceremony and greetings. Compelling seminars on legislation in the Maryland General Assembly will fill out the afternoon. A reception will conclude the […]

State Law Compendium: Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors (2015)

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The National Housing Law Project (NHLP) has just released the 2015 edition of “Housing Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors: A State and Local Law Compendium.” This compendium, which is updated annually, is a compilation of state and local laws that provide important safeguards for survivors of domestic violence who seek to access and maintain housing. The […]

MNADV is excited to provide the High-Danger Safety Planning Protocol

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MNADV is excited to provide the High-Danger Safety Planning Model Guidelines. The guidelines were developed by victim advocates from across Maryland who came together to create a safety planning guide for new and experienced advocates, highlighting specific aspects of safety planning that are critical to High-Danger victims.  

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 […]