its team the Baltimore Ravens suspended
player Ray Rice over video evidence
he knocked out his then girlfriend, now wife Jayna Rice in an elevator last year while the couple were at an Atlantic City,
New Jersey casino. It has been the
subject of much conversation online, in social media and at water coolers at
office spaces nationwide.
pregnant or have children and are currently in situations where they are being
battered or abused emotionally or physically, who may not know there are resources
out there that can help them get out those situations or provide counseling and
please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233), 800-787-3224 TTY or find them online www.thehotline.org.
has several partners and links to other sites and locations where battered
women, and their family members can turn to for help:
Center on Domestic Violence
provides a wide range of free, comprehensive and individualized technical
assistance, training and resource materials.
The scope of NRCDV’s technical assistance is broad and includes domestic
violence intervention and prevention, community education and organizing,
public policy and systems advocacy, and funding.
Women’s Resource Center
(NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to
serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic
Violence and Safety for Indian Women. NIWRC seeks to enhance the capacity of
American Indian and Alaska Native (Native) tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Tribal
and Native Hawaiian organizations to respond to domestic violence.
Justice Project: Criminal and Civil Justice Center
within the civil and criminal justice systems that enhances their effectiveness
in providing safety, security and justice for battered women and their
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
Women, located in Philadelphia, PA, addresses the unique needs of battered
women who, as a result of the abuse they have experienced at the hands of their
intimate partner, end up charged with a crime.
The National Clearinghouse strives to prevent the revictimization of
battered women defendants by providing specialized technical assistance,
resources, and support to battered women charged with crimes and to members of
their defense teams.
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Futures Without Violence
(HRC) supports health care practitioners, administrators and systems, domestic
violence experts, survivors, and policy makers at all levels as they improve
health care’s response to domestic violence.
Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Mental Health is committed to developing comprehensive, accessible, and
culturally-relevant responses to the range of trauma-related issues faced by
domestic violence survivors and their children; to promoting advocacy that is
survivor-defined and rooted in principles of social justice; and to eradicating
the social and psychological conditions that contribute to interpersonal abuse
and violence across the lifespan.
Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
Juvenile and Family Court Judges provides leadership and assistance to
consumers and professionals dealing with the issue of child protection and
custody in the context of domestic violence through operation of the Resource
Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody.
Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Violence is a national training and technical assistance provider and a
clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander
communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community members,
organizations, service agencies, professionals, researchers, policy advocates
and activists from community and social justice organizations working to
eliminate violence against women.
Communities (NLN) exists to advance effective responses to eliminate violence
and promote healthy relationships within Latin@ families and communities. The NLN addresses four primary issues:
increasing access for Latin@s experiencing domestic violence through training
and technical assistance; producing culturally relevant tools for advocates and
practitioners; conducting culturally relevant research that explores the context
in which Latin@ families experience violence; and interjecting the lived
realities of Latin@s into policy efforts to better support Latin@ families. The
NLN is led by five dynamic and experienced national leaders and supported by
three national steering committees in policy, technical assistance, and
Violence in the African American Community
Community (IDVAAC) is an organization focused on the unique circumstances and
life experiences of African Americans as they seek resources and remedies
related to the victimization and perpetration of domestic violence in their
community. IDVAAC recognizes the impact
and high correlation of intimate partner violence to child abuse, elder
maltreatment, and community violence.
response to victims of domestic violence and their families, and a seamless
referral system to community programs in response to the needs of the women,
men and children on the line. The
Hotline, operated 24/7 and available in 170 languages, is the first step to
safety for many callers whose unique situation is assessed and evaluated to
meet short term needs, with a local referral to assist the caller in dealing
with the long-term effects of family violence.