Dating Violence

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: Thursday, 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: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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