Research Domestic Violence National/Global Resources
Since 1993 has been promoting justice and safety for victims of intimate partner violence and their families. Offers resource center covering topics such as child custody, protection orders, firearms and offender intervention, training and technical assistance, and a series of six important projects including one covering the inter-jurisdictional enforcement of protection orders.
The Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado Denver works vigilantly to modernize programming and design new strategies to support service professionals. They offer training and technical assistance and also run a program called END Violence which is a youth-centered program designed to empower K-12 schools to create enduring, systemic change so that ALL children feel safe, welcome and supported. Their resources page offers a range of information, including an expansive library, which contains over 500 titles to assist with research.
Resourceful Canadian group with an ambitious array of resources including studies on violence and the workplace, a website called Cut It Out for beauty and hair care professionals, training on topics such as safe schools, media literacy and much more.
EVAWI works to inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable. They promote victim-centered, multidisciplinary collaboration, which strengthens the response of the criminal justice system, other professionals, allies, and the general public -- making communities safer. Their OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) provides professionals the opportunity to earn 213 contact hours while learning about cutting-edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault.
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Their work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice.
A collaboration of the NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence creates a bridge between mainstream DV services and LGBTQ community programs and empowers local communities to create sustainable strategies that work at the local level. The LBGTQ Institute on IPV expands the capacity of individuals, organizations, governmental agencies, local communities, tribes, and tribal organizations to identify and respond to the specific and emerging needs of diverse LGBTQ intimate partner violence survivors. They inform research and policy agendas, coordinate with other Domestic Violence Resource Network members, and provide training and technical assistance to improve violence prevention and intervention efforts nationwide.
This Washington, DC-based outfit that was formed in 1990 as social change organization, dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Though more focused on policy and supporting state coalitions and allied organizations, it does offer plenty of useful information and operates a separate website covering domestic violence laws. They also offer detailed information about technology safety.
Through its special projects, NRCDV has been a source for 20 years for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence. The special projects include Building Comprehensive Solutions, Domestic Violence Awareness Project, Domestic Violence Evidence Project, VAWnet, preventIPV, RHY Toolkit and ACE-DV, and each has its own dedicated website with additional resources that you can access here.
OVC was formally established in 1988 through an amendment to the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). Its mission is to enhance the Nation's capacity to assist crime victims by providing leadership and funding on behalf of crime victims. Visit their website to find victim assistance programs in your area including compensation programs through the Crime Victim's Fund.
Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the new National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center, supports comprehensive implementation and enforcement of domestic violence firearm prohibitions at all levels of government. Launched in 2016, the Safer Families, Safer Communities website is the first website wholly dedicated to addressing the intersection of domestic violence and firearms. By providing information, as well as community-based strategies and examples, this project seeks to prevent domestic violence-related homicide in our families and communities.
WomenatthecentrE is a survivor centered and led non-profit organization working to eradicate all forms of gender-based violence globally. They are dedicated to ensuring the voices and expertise of survivors are central in the inception, development, and implementation of all programs and policies aimed at preventing and responding to gender based violence. Survivors are the true experts, and the organization channels their shared experiences to create a better world for everyone.