About Us


To strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence.


The NRCDV strives to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates.

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After being established in 1993 with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence operated as a national project housed within the structure of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), one of the first and most respected state coalitions. Working closely with an expert resource center staff, PCADV carefully nurtured the growth and development of the resource center.In late 2011, after discussions with key stakeholders (other domestic violence coalitions, national partners, consultants, funders, and NRCDV staff) and a thoughtful assessment, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Inc. (NRCDV) was formed as an independent non-profit organization to carry on this work.

FY 2013 Annual Report        FY 2013 Audit Statement

FY 2012 Annual Report        FY 2012 Audit Statement


NRCDV’s work is significantly strengthened by a long-standing partnership with the organizational members of the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN), which includes the other HHS-funded DV national, special issue and culturally-specific resource centers, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and as well as with other national allied organizations.


The NRCDV receives solid leadership and support from a multi-disciplinary and diverse Board of Directors and staff.


The NRCDV employs a diverse and multi-disciplinary staff of highly experienced advocates and professionals, many of whom have been active in the anti-violence against women movement for a significant number of years. Click here for a PDF NRCDV staff list.

The NRCDV operates under a team structure, which has facilitated the development of core competencies as well as specialized expertise. While the Capacity Building and Education Team takes the lead role in responding to incoming TA and training requests, staff from the Policy & Research, and Women of Color Network Teams are also heavily engaged in both TA, training and resource development activities. The NRCDV’s key initiatives often involve cross-team collaborations as well as partnerships with outside experts. The NRCDV’s Operations Team provides comprehensive support for all programmatic activities.

Anne Menard, Chief Executive Officer

Anne Menard is an activist who has worked on policy, practice and research issues affecting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors since the mid-70s. In 2005, after serving as a senior consultant to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, she returned as Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), a position she previously held from 1994-99. At the NRCDV, she directs technical assistance, training, resource development and special projects to support domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts in the U.S. Prior to this national level work, Anne led the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence for over six years, and, in the early 1980s, co-directed Connecticut’s largest domestic violence shelter and was actively involved in grassroots sexual assault advocacy.

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The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides a wide range of free, comprehensive, and individualized technical assistance, training, and specialized resource materials and key initiatives designed to enhance current domestic violence intervention and prevention strategies. Reach the NRCDV Technical Assistance Specialist for guidance at 1-800-537-2238 / TTY 1-800-553-2508 or via email at nrcdvTA@nrcdv.org. Or complete the NRCDV Online TA request form