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The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) is the state domestic violence coalition that brings together victim service providers, allied professionals, and concerned individuals for the common purpose of reducing intimate partner and family violence and its harmful effects on our citizens. The Network accomplishes this goal by providing education, training, resources, and advocacy to advance victim safety and abuser accountability. 





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

“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 […]

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Court Watch Montgomery Releases Report on IPV Related Homicides

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

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 […]

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

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

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.  

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

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 […]