Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

  • Nonprofit organization providing information and resources to promote awareness and understanding of the issues involved in sexual assault and other abuse by helping professionals, including doctors, therapists, teachers, and clergy. Website has database of attorneys who specialize in practitioner abuse, links to resources, forums, and other helpful information.
  • Provides training, technical assistance, and consultation to advocates and policymakers on the most promising practices of the criminal and civil justice system in addressing domestic violence.  Criminal and Civil Justice staff can provide information and analyses on effective policing, prosecuting, sentencing, and monitoring of domestic violence offenders, as well as protection orders, confidentiality issues, divorce and custody, and separation violence. BWJP also manages the National Center on Full Faith and Credit.
  • Their 'Face to Face: National Domestic Violence Program' provides free reconstructive surgery to domestic violence victims who have scars or injuries of the face, head, or neck due to domestic violence. Works with women’s shelters and other domestic violence programs to ensure both physical and emotional healing.
  • The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit (NCPOFFC) is a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project. NCPOFFC’s mission is to facilitate implementation of the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Violence Against Women Act in all states, tribes, and territories by raising public awareness of the statute’s requirements and by providing problem-solving technical assistance and support to individuals and jurisdictions.
  • Through their 'Give Back a Smile' program, AACD members provide free dentistry to help survivors of domestic violence who have damaged or lost teeth due to domestic violence. Call toll-free number to apply for services.
  • International, multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence by helping religious leaders become part of community response to domestic violence. Works with clergy and religious communities by providing on-site training, as well as internet, video, and other informational resources to prevent sexual and domestic violence.  Special projects focus on clergy ethics, prevention of child abuse, trafficking and sexual exploitation.
  • An important resource and advocacy organization for crime victims, including victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Affiliated with the National Crime Victims Bar Association. Helps with protective orders and creating safety plans.
  • Public policy and education address multiple aspects of domestic violence and abuse, nationally and internationally.
  • 24-hour hotline staffed by trained counselors to provide support referrals to local organizations that help crime victims, including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Also does public policy work to promote victims’ rights, provides technical assistance to advocates and community programs.
  • Public education on a variety of issues regarding athletes and violent behavior. Also provides advocacy, referrals and research for victims of violence by athletes. Promotes positive athlete development through education, support and accountability.
  • Faith-based organization that focuses both on healing the individual victim and the institution. Information about therapists, lawyers and legislative decisions regarding the sexual abuse of minors available on website. Also connects people with local activist groups and healing liturgies.
  • Works to provide information, training, technical assistance, program development, funding to state and community domestic violence organizations; lobbies congress for comprehensive legislative remedies to end domestic violence. Special projects include Women of Color Leadership Project, Technology Safety Project, Transitional Housing Project, VAWA implementation.