Since it was organized in 1994, the NRCDV has provided operational support to the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN), which currently includes two national resource centers, four special issue resource centers, three culturally-specific Institutes, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. All are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to inform and strengthen domestic violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community, and societal levels. A listing of the DVRN organizations can be found here, brief descriptions are also provided below.
The DVRN works collaboratively to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice not just a priority, but also a reality. DVRN member agencies ensure that victims of domestic violence, advocates, community-based programs, educators, legal assistance providers, law enforcement and court personnel, health care providers, policy makers, and government leaders at the local, state, tribal and federal levels have access to up-to-date information on best practices, policies, research and victim resources.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) 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.
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
855-649-7299 | www.niwrc.org
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (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.
Battered Women’s Justice Project: Criminal and Civil Justice Center
800-903-0111 ext. 1 | www.bwjp.org
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) promotes change within the civil and criminal justice systems that enhances their effectiveness in providing safety, security and justice for battered women and their families.
Battered Women’s Justice Project:
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
800-903-0111 ext. 3 | www.ncdbw.org
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered 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.
National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Futures Without Violence
888-792-2873 | www.futureswithoutviolence.org/health
The National Health Resource Center on Domestic 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.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
312-726-7020 | www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & 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.
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
800-527-3223 | www.ncjfcj.org
The Family Violence Department of the National Council of 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.
Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
415-568-3315 | www.apiidv.org
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic 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.
Casa de Esperanza
651-646-5553 | www.casadeesperanza.org
The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and 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 research.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
877-643-8222 | www.dvinstitute.org
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American 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.
Other DVRN Partners
National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (7233) | 800-787-3224 TTY | www.thehotline.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides an immediate 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.