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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. 

Recent Articles


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.  


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 […]


CDC’s NISVS 2010 Report on Intimate Partner Violence Released

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

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

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 […]