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Break the Cycle

Founded in Los Angeles in 1996, Break the Cycle's mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence. Break the Cycle provides teen-specific violence prevention education and legal services. In 2004, the organization expanded nationally in response to the huge need for violence prevention programs. They currently maintain two offices, one in Los Angeles and the other in Washington, DC. Break the Cycle works with a diverse coalition including the federal government, the National Dating Abuse Helpline, Mary Kay Inc., the Girl Scouts and schools across the nation.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

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Center for the Pacific Asian Family

The Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is nonprofit organization that offers domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse services in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. The mission of the Center is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of API women and their families.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

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Center for Women Policy Studies

The Center for Women Policy Studies, founded in 1972, works with state legislators in the USA and Members of Parliament worldwide on a range of women’s policy issues, including: women and HIV/AIDS, reproductive rights and health, international trafficking of women and girls into the USA and globally, access to college for low income women in the context of TANF, violence against women and girls, women’s health decision making.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

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Futures Without Violence

Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. Creating futures without violence has been the organization’s vision for over thirty years. From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault, Futures Without Violence works to end some of the most pressing global issues of our time. In 1994, Futures Without Violence was instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by the US Congress. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, Futures Without Violence trains professionals such as doctors, nurses, athletic coaches, and judges on improving responses to violence and abuse. In addition, Futures Without Violence works with advocates, policy makers and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships – the relationships that all individuals, families, and communities need and deserve.



Review Date: May 22, 2014

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National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, formed in 1978, is a national membership organization that represents grassroots organizations and individuals working to assist and empower battered women and their children. NCADV programs support and involve battered women of all social, racial, ethnic, religous and economic groups, ages, and lifestyles. Current projects address financial education for victims of domestic violence and cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery to repair damage done during an assault by an intimate partner or spouse.The organization advocates to improve legislation and public policy which affect battered women and their children. Issues of focus include funding for programs, and housing and shelter eligibility. NCADV also promotes the development of programs that meet the special needs of battered women. NCADV sponsors national conferences to provide a forum for the exchange of program information and action plans. NCADV is also the creator of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October. NCADV produces and distributes fact sheets, posters, videocassettes and newsletters. There are fees for most products. General information packets are provided at no cost.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

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National Crime Prevention Council

NCPC is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to help America prevent crime and build safer, stronger communities. In 1986 a group of individuals - government policy makers, law enforcement, business, and labor leaders launched the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign featuring McGruff the Crime Dog, our nation's symbol for crime prevention. Through the hard work and dedication of people around the country, NCPC has evolved into the nation's resource for crime prevention. NCPC offers publications, training, a web site and demonstration programs.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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