Prevention Links

Domestic Violence: Prevention and Services
Domestic Violence: Community Specific Services
Domestic Violence: Religion
Domestic Violence: Resources
Domestic Violence: Statistics
Domestic Violence: Support for Survivors
Domestic Violence Prevention: Men's Involvement
General Violence Prevention
Girls and Young Women
Media Activism
Women's Safety, Equity and Justice

Domestic Violence: Prevention and Services

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence acts as a Leader and a Catalyst for innovative, long-range plans to end domestic violence. We are a statewide membership based coalition with a 25 year history providing a united voice for over 100 California agencies, organizations and others working to end domestic violence at local, state and national levels.
www.cpedv.org

The Family Violence Prevention Fund

The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse. Site features information on their programs, domestic violence related news reports, a celebrity watch and an online store for their resources.
www.fvpf.org

Peace Over Violence

Peace Over Violence is a non-profit organization, whose mission is the elimination of violence against women, youth and children through social change, equality and social justice. The TAPnet section of site provides information about teen relationship violence and its prevention. Site also features information about self-defense and a place to sign-up for a free Rape Prevention Action Kit.
www.peaceoverviolence.org

PreventConnect

PreventConnect is a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of violance against women. A project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, PreventConnect facilitates information sharing through web conferences, a moderated email list hosted by Yahoo! Groups, and other forms of online media.
www.preventconnect.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children. The site features guidelines for starting a shelter, information for survivors and NCADV resources and merchandise.
www.ncadv.org

Urban Institute

Urban Institute investigates social and economic problems, and analyzes efforts to solve these problems. Its goal is to increase awareness of important public choices and improve the formulation and implementation of government decisions. This site covers a broad range of topics, which includes research on domestic violence related issues.
www.urban.org

Domestic Violence: Community-Specific Services

The Abuse and Disability Initiative
Institute on Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago

SafeNetwork is the resources, training and technical assistance network of the State of California's Department of Health Services. They assist domestic violence service providers in building, maintaining, and enhancing their services to battered women and their children. The site provides links to statewide (California) technical assistance and training resources, grant information and an option to join SNTalk, an email list for shelter-based agencies, domestic violence prevention programs, and others committed to ending domestic violence.
www.uic.edu/UI-Service/programs

The Arc

Offers publications for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities, their families and educators. Free and for sale training items on the American with Disabilities Act, voting, sexuality, law enforcement and more.
www.thearc.org

Community United Against Violence

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) is a nonprofit agency, which addresses and works to prevent hate violence directed at lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons. CUAV also provides services to gay men who are battered by their partners.
www.cuav.org/

Community United Against Violence Network (CAVNET)

Features articles and resources addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, abuse and other crimes against people with disabilities.
www.cavnet.org

Center for Research On Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

Promotes academic research on issues related to women with physical disabilities. Offers publications on abuse, health care access, community living, sexual functioning, educational access and more.
www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd

Center for Research On Women with Disabilities (CROWD)

Promotes academic research on issues related to women with physical disabilities. Offers publications on abuse, health care access, community living, sexual functioning, educational access and more.
www.bcm.tmc.edu/crowd

Disability, Abuse and Personal Rights Project

Includes information about the 8th National and 1st International Conference on Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities, held February 25-27, 2002. Offers an e-mail sign up list and a document library. Also presents information and resources for the "CAN DO" (Child Abuse and Neglect Disability Outreach) project.
www.disability-abuse.com

DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario

Offers an extensive set of informational materials and resources on issues of concern to women with disabilities. The site is operated by a nonprofit feminist disability network working toward access, equity and full participation.
dawn.thot.net

Institute on Community Integration (ICI)

Offers education, empowerment and advocacy materials for fuller inclusion of people with developmental and other disabilities in community life.
www.ici.umn.edu/welcome

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community's focus is to set an agenda to reduce/eliminate domestic violence in the African American community. To this end, the group examines the interconnectedness between various types of violence. The web site features bibliographies on a variety of topics, their newsletter and links.
www.dvinstitute.org

Kamilat

Kamilat is a non-profit non-governmental organization that addresses quality-of-life issues faced by underserved women and their families, particularly within the Muslim community. The web site features a section on domestic violence and the Muslim community.
www.kamilat.org

Lambda Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Community Services

Lambda is a nonprofit, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes and discrimination, by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation and non-violence. This site features statistics and information on domestic violence in gay relationships.
www.lambda.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICCHY)

Offers information, bibliographies and other resources for parents of youth and teens with disabilities, as well as service providers, educators and other professionals.
www.nichcy.org

The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence is a group of Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities. Site includes a bibliography of resources, and more information about the activities of the organization. Site is available in English and Spanish.
www.dvalianza.org

Red Flag Green Flag Resources

Offers a variety of resource materials on treating and preventing sexual abuse of people with disabilities, including low literacy materials.
www.redflaggreenflag.com

Women's Justice Center

The Women's Justice Center advocates for victims of rape, domestic violence, and child abuse, particularly in the Latina and other under served communities of Sonoma County. They also perform advocacy training and community education, and coordinate the Task Force on Women in Policing with the goal of increasing the number of women and minorities in law enforcement agencies. This is a bilingual site.
www.justicewomen.com

Women with DisAbilities / National Women's Health Information Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Includes information about different types of disabilities and listings of resources on a range of topics related to women's health including abuse, reproductive health, parenting, sexuality, aging, etc.
www.4woman.gov/wwd

Domestic Violence: Religion

The FaithTrust Institute
(Formerly the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence)

The FaithTrust Institute (Formerly the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence)is an interreligious educational resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Their goal is to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human services professionals to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their work with women and children in crisis. The site offers an information coordinator to answer questions and provide information about the issues of religion and sexual and domestic violence.
www.cpsdv.org

Kamilat

Kamilat is a non-profit non-governmental organization that addresses quality-of-life issues faced by underserved women and their families, particularly within the Muslim community. The web site features a section on domestic violence and the Muslim community.
www.kamilat.org

Shalom Bayit

Shalom Bayit is Northern California's first and only Jewish agency dedicated solely to ending domestic violence in the Jewish community. Shalom Bayit's mission is to foster the social change and community response necessary to eradicate domestic violence in the Jewish community. A list of services can be viewed on their website.
www.shalom-bayit.org

Domestic Violence: Resources

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

This website provides information about a wide-range of domestic violence issues. Of special interest is the statistical information provided here. Statistics are given on a variety of domestic violence-related topics including, battered immigrant women, law enforcement, homicide, same-sex battering, recidivism and children.
www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/resources/statistics.html

Communities Against Violence Network

This is the public site of Communities Against Violence Network. They are committed to providing current information for professionals involved in the fight against violence in our society. The site for subscribers is www.cavnet2.org.
www.cavnet2.org

Domestic Violence Project of Santa Clara County

This site has an extensive list of links, articles and other resources for survivors and researchers of domestic violence.
www.growing.com/nonviolent

MINCAVA: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

This Electronic Clearinghouse provides resources on a wide range of violence-related topics for professionals, researchers and survivors.
www.mincava.umn.edu

U.S. Department of Justice - Violence Against Women Office

This site offers Violence Against Women (VAW) grant information, Federal VAW laws and regulations, Department of Justice research and statistical publications and information on intervention to stop violence against women, with the latest research and promising practices regarding issues of domestic violence, stalking, batterer intervention programs, child custody and protection, sexual assault and welfare reform.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo

VAWnet Library

VAWnet Library is an online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.
www.vawnet.org

Domestic Violence: Statistics

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

This website provides information about a wide-range of domestic violence issues. Of special interest is the statistical information provided here. Statistics are given on a variety of domestic violence-related topics including, battered immigrant women, law enforcement, homicide, same-sex battering, recidivism and children.
www.abanet.org/domviol

Lambda Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Community Services

Lambda is a nonprofit, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender agency dedicated to reducing homophobia, inequality, hate crimes and discrimination, by encouraging self-acceptance, cooperation and non-violence. This site features statistics and information on domestic violence in gay relationships.
www.lambda.org

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The site provides information and resources on general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency. The web site offers the latest facts and figures on juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and violence and victimization. It also provides a visual depiction of how cases typically proceed through the juvenile justice system.
www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org

Teen Relationship Web Site - Project of The Center for Domestic Violence Prevention

This site provides information for teens about respect and abuse in their relationships. The How's your relationship? section allows teens to "test" their relationships for the warning signs of abuse and being abusive. Site also offers statistics about domestic violence, links, a lists resources and a teen chat room.
www.cdvp.org/teens

U.S. Department of Justice - Violence Against Women Office

This site offers Violence Against Women (VAW) grant information, Federal VAW laws and regulations, Department of Justice research and statistical publications and information on intervention to stop violence against women, with the latest research and promising practices regarding issues of domestic violence, stalking, batterer intervention programs, child custody and protection, sexual assault and welfare reform.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/vawo

Domestic Violence: Support For Survivors

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Shelter Tour and Information Site

Take a virtual tour of a domestic violence shelter. Hear the voices of women who have sought shelter with Safe Horizon, see pictures of the inside of a shelter, and find answers to the questions battered women entering a shelter might ask. Go beyond the shelter and learn more about domestic violence issues, including teen relationship abuse, effect of domestic violence on children, welfare reform and immigration. Also includes links to resources throughout the world.
www.dvsheltertour.org

Survivor's Page - Letters, Writings, Poetry & Art

This page is dedicated to all survivors of sexual abuse and rape. There are millions of women, children, and men who fall victim to this crime. This page will hopefully be a comfort and an outlet for many survivors. One of the purposes of this page is to let you know that you are NOT alone!
Warning: This page may not be appropriate for all audiences. The content may be sexually graphic or violent.
www.stardate.bc.ca/survivors

Your Online Domestic Violence Survival Kit

This site explains what you can do if you are threatened or hit by your spouse or partner. This guide contains ideas to help you put together a safety plan and provides telephone numbers to call if you need shelter, advocacy services, counseling, a support group or if you just need someone to talk to.
www.dvsheltertour.org

Domestic Violence: Teens

Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women

The Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women is a non-profit organization, whose mission is the elimination of violence against women, youth and children through social change, equality and social justice. The TAPnet section of site provides information about teen relationship violence and its prevention. Site also features information about self-defense and a place to sign-up for a free Rape Prevention Action Kit.
www.lacaaw.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICCHY)

Offers information, bibliographies and other resources for parents of youth and teens with disabilities, as well as service providers, educators and other professionals.
www.nichcy.org

Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Shelter Tour and Information Site

Take a virtual tour of a domestic violence shelter. Hear the voices of women who have sought shelter with Safe Horizon, see pictures of the inside of a shelter, and find answers to the questions battered women entering a shelter might ask. Go beyond the shelter and learn more about domestic violence issues, including teen relationship abuse, effect of domestic violence on children, welfare reform and immigration. Also includes links to resources throughout the world.
www.dvsheltertour.org

Domestic Violence Prevention: Men's Involvement

The White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign is an organization dedicated to encouraging men and boys to get involved in helping to end violence against women. The site provides an online version of their newsletter and educational materials, including information about what men can do to stop violence against women and The Education & Action Kit, which is designed to introduce students and teachers to a range of issues that surround the problem of violence against women and explain how men and boys can take action on this issue.
http://www.whiteribbon.ca/

General Violence Prevention

The Pacific Center for Violence Prevention

The Pacific Center for Violence Prevention works to prevent youth violence in California. The Center designs and promotes public policies to reduce youth violence, using a public health approach.
www.pcvp.org

MINCAVA: Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

This Electronic Clearinghouse provides resources on a wide range of violence-related topics for professionals, researchers and survivors.
www.mincava.umn.edu

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

The site provides information and resources on general areas of interest about juvenile justice and delinquency. The web site offers the latest facts and figures on juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and violence and victimization. It also provides a visual depiction of how cases typically proceed through the juvenile justice system.
www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org

Girls and Young Women

Girl Zone

Girl Zone is a webzine that believes every girl is cool. This site features information on topics such as, money management, female athletes, travel, femaleÕs bodies, what girls can do to make a difference and more.
www.girlzone.com

Third Wave Foundation

Third Wave Foundation is the only national activist philanthropic organization for young women between the ages of 15 and 30. Through grant-making, networking and public education, Third Wave seeks to inform and empower young women activists.
www.thirdwavefoundation.org

Media Activism

About-Face

About-Face is a media literacy organization focused on the impact mass media has on the physical, mental and emotional well being of women and girls. Through practical and activist methods they challenge our culture's overemphasis on physical appearance.
www.about-face.org

Center for Community Change: Media Advocacy

The Center for Community Change is committed to reducing poverty and rebuilding low-income communities. To do this, they help people develop the skills and resources they need to improve their communities as well as change policies and institutions that adversely affect their lives. Find articles and information on media advocacy by clicking on "Advocacy 101" under "Changing Policies," then click on "Media Advocacy. www.communitychange.org

Mediascope

Mediascope is a national, nonprofit research and policy organization working to promote issues of social relevance within the entertainment industry. Their principal objective is to encourage responsible portrayals in film, television, the internet, video games, music and advertising.
www.mediascope.org

Reporting on Violence: A Handbook for Journalists from the Pacific Center for Violence Prevention

This "briefing book" was created so that journalists would be better equipped to tell a more meaningful story about violence. The book suggests different questions that, when posed by journalists, may better illuminate the issue and give people better information to develop more effective policy and programs.
www.pcvp.org/pcvp/media

Reporting on Violence: A Handbook for Journalists from the Pacific Center for Violence Prevention

This "briefing book" was created so that journalists would be better equipped to tell a more meaningful story about violence. The book suggests different questions that, when posed by journalists, may better illuminate the issue and give people better information to develop more effective policy and programs.
www.pcvp.org/pcvp/media

Women's Safety, Equity and Justice

Colorlines Magazine

ColorLines is the first national, multi-racial magazine devoted to covering the politics and creations of communities of color.
www.colorlines.com

Feminist.com

Feminist.com is a grassroots, interactive community by, for and about women. It aims to facilitate information-sharing among women and encourage mobilization around political issues. This site offers news, resources, events and information about activism and anti-violence issues.
www.feminist.com

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Feminist Majority Foundation works for social, political and economic equality for women by using research and education to improve women's lives. The Feminist Majority Foundation Online features daily feminist news, action items, domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines, a feminist career center, feminist research resources and more.
www.feminist.org

Institute for Women's Policy Research

The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health care and domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation.
www.iwpr.org

National Organization for Women

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to achieve their goal, which is to eliminate sexism and end all oppression. Ending violence against women is one of NOW's official priorities. The site offers articles and information about women's issues and opportunities to take action.
www.now.org

The National Women's Health Information Center

The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources. The site can help you link to and download a wide variety of women's health-related material developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, other Federal agencies, and private sector resources. This site contains a section on Violence Against Women that includes topics such as, sexual assault and elder abuse.
www.4woman.gov

National Women's History Project

The National Women's History Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational material and programs.
www.nwhp.org

Women Action

Women Action 2000 was developed to create a communications network and information-sharing strategy that allows women in every world region to participate in and have an impact on the 5-year review of the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action.
www.womenaction.org

Women of Color Web

The Women of Color Web is dedicated to providing access to writings by and about women of color in the U.S. The site focuses specifically on issues related to feminism, sexualities and reproductive health and rights. The site also provides links to organizations, discussion lists, and academic tools concerned specifically with women of color.
www.hsph.harvard.edu/grhf/woc

Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Equity Resource Center

The WEEA Center is a national project that promotes bias-free education, believing that gender equity works for everyone--for girls and women, men and boys. Their mission is to increase educational opportunities and outcomes for all students.
www.edc.org/WomensEquity

Women's Internet Information Network, Inc.

Women's Internet Information Newtork, Inc. is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to telling the stories of women whose contributions have been ignored or minimized in traditional histories.
www.undelete.org

Women's Net

WomensNet is an online community of individuals and organizations who use computer technology to advance the interests of women worldwide.
www.igc.org/igc/gateway