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Family Violence Prevention FundFamily Violence Prevention Fund
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence. The FVPF challenges lawmakers to take the ... Read more
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence. The FVPF challenges lawmakers to take the issue seriously, educates judges to protect all victims of abuse, and advocates for laws to help battered women. The FVPF helps health care providers and employers identify and aid victims of abuse, and shows all Americans how to join the effort to end domestic violence. FVPF programs and policies have won countless awards and been replicated around the world. The FVPF is a national non-profit organization committed to mobilizing concerned individuals, allied professionals, women's rights, civil rights, and other social justice organizations, and children's groups to join the campaign through public education/prevention campaigns, public policy reform, model training, advocacy programs, and organizing.
The FVPF runs the following programs: There's No Excuse for Domestic Violence public education campaign in collaborative effort with the Advertising Council. The campaign includes powerful television, radio and print public service announcements and resources designed to galvanize people to take action against abuse. National Health Initiative on Domestic Violence that serves to train health care providers throuhout the nation to recognize signs of abuse and to intervene effectively. Judicial Education Project helps battered women and their children who seek help in court by teaching judges to better understand how their decisions can play a critical role in preventing domestic violence injuries and death. Child Welfare Project works to raise awareness of the integral links between child abuse, youth violence, and domestic violence in order to improve the child welfare system's response to domestic violence. The National Workplace Resource Center on Domestic Violence is a historic collaboration between the FVPF, employers, and unions around the nation that has the power to reach millions of Americans. The Battered Immigrant Women's Rights Project seeks to improve the legal rights of a vulnerable population that is too often ignored. International Initiative carries out primary and secondary domestic violence prevention campaigns in targeted communities.