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How does HopeLine work?

HopeLine provides ways for individuals to take action against domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider. Verizon turns these resources into support for domestic violence organizations and programs nationwide.

Since its launch in October 2001, HopeLine has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to non-profit organizations and agencies.




For Immediate Victim Assistance

If you are a victim of domestic violence and need help and resources, contact:

National Domestic
Violence Hotline



If someone you know Is being abused, you can help.

The National Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Trainer Development Program
The National Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Trainer Development Program offers current trainers in the violence against women field the opportunity to strengthen core training and public speaking skills, learn how to effectively incorporate experiential learning into instruction, skillfully manage group dynamics, troubleshoot problems in the training environment, and enhance their ability to effectively educate law enforcement on crimes of violence against women.

Five training development events will be offered over the course of the next two years. Each four-day event will focus on one of the following:
* Domestic violence and stalking (2)
* Sexual assault and stalking (2)
* Human Trafficking (1)
For More Information Contact
Michael Rizzo at 800-843-4227
Call 1-800-THE-IACP Ext 818
– web site details here

The Mary Byron Foundation
The Mary Byron Foundation, a public-grant making charity based in Louisville, Kentucky, funds programs throughout the United States that are working to stop domestic violence.

Contact: The Mary Byron Foundation
10401 Linn Station Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40223 3842
Toll free: (866) 264-6684
Fax: (502) 561-1825

Marcia Roth,Executive Director
(502) 992-3444

The National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Texas Municipal Police Association

GREAT TRAINING RESOURCE – Texas Municipal Police Association was formed in 1950 by Peace Officers representing all ranks and agency sizes. TMPA began as a lobbying group of municipal officers with the objective of promoting professionalism in Texas law enforcement as well as improving job conditions and enhancing communication among Texas peace officers.

The Stalking Resource Center
The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Launched in July 2000, with initial funding from the Violence Against Women Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, our dual mission is to raise national awareness of stalking and to encourage the development and implementation of multi disciplinary responses to stalking in local communities across the country.

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims. For Victim Assistance, please call 1-800-FYI-CALL, M-F 8:30 AM -8:30 PM EST, or e-mail the victim services staff.

Olga R. Trujillo
Great Instructor: Olga R. Trujillo is a consultant and an attorney, who after nearly 13 years with the United States Department of Justice started her own practice to work on sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse issues. Her clients have included a number of national, state and local non-profit organizations. Ms. Trujillo is a survivor of childhood abuse and sexual assault and applies her experiences into her work today.

O.R.T. Solutions
P.O. Box 25695
Alexandria VA. 22313

Financial Resources for Women and Children

The mission of Financial Resources for Women and Children is to develop resources and services that improve the financial stability and long-term safety of women and children who have experienced family violence.

  National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women
The on-line resource for advocates working to end domestic violence,
sexual assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800 799 SAFE or: The Rape,
Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Hotline: 800 656 HOPE

CAVNET – Communities Against Violence Network

GREAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT SITE – Addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, violence against women, violence against people with disabilities, violence against children, violence against gays and lesbians. The purpose of the CAVNET homepage is to serve as a searchable, authoritative source of information about all of the above topics.

On October 10, 2002, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, the Police Department (SDPD), and the Domestic Violence Council will open the doors to the San Diego Family Justice Center, a center where approximately 100 domestic violence professionals will come together under one roof to improve our response to domestic violence. The goal of the Family Justice Center will be to prioritize victim safety by providing centralized services, advocacy and justice. It promises to be one of the most significant initiatives created for domestic violence victims in this region in the past 20 years.

707 Broadway, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92101
619-533-6000 or 1-866-933-HOPE (4673)

Praxis was organized in 1996 by activists in the battered women’s movement to work with other social change activists seeking to end violence against women. Praxis helps advocacy organizations and inter-agency collaborations analyze how institutions of social control can be challenged to adopt practices and philosophical approaches that promote autonomy, integrity and safety for women and their children. In 1997, we developed a method of analyzing criminal justice and human service agency responses to women who are abused by their partners. This analysis of institutional practices is called an ethnography, or audit.

5402 North Shore Drive
Duluth, MN 55804
email: info@praxisinternational.org
phone: (218) 525-0487
fax: (218) 525-0445


National Sheriffs
In 1999, the National Sheriffs‚ Association (NSA) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Violence Against Women Office to provide tuition-free training to VAWO Rural Grantees, members of rural law enforcement, members of advocacy groups, and members of prosecutors‚ officers and dispatchers. The training is entitled: Rural Enforcement Training: Domestic Violence Intervention and Investigation.

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violencedesigns, provides, and customizes training and consultation; influences policy; promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.

Debby Tucker – Executive Director
4612 Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78756

National Children's Alliance
National Children’s Alliance(formerly the National Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide training, technical assistance and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish and improve Children’s Advocacy Centers.


Sgt. Joanne Archambault
GREAT INSTRUCTOR– Sgt. Joanne Archambault – Sexual Assault Training & Investigations (SATI) provides effective, victim centered, multi-disciplinary training and expert consultation regarding crimes of sexual assault.


Gallagher-Westfall Group, Inc.
Gallagher-Westfall Group, Inc.
540- 789-4056

The Gallagher-Westfall Group, Inc. is a well-known and well respected consulting company, the first to bridge the gap between insurance and risk management on one side, and law enforcement and corrections on the other side. This bridge was built by providing a continuum of services and products, using proactive, active and reactive approaches to cover every need.

You Have the Power
You Have the Power
2814 Twelfth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-7027

Public presentations, resource guidebooks on domestic violence, elder abuse, child sexual abuse, crime survivor’s guide offered at no charge. Video documentaries, reasonably priced, on domestic violence, elder abuse, child sexual abuse, surviving crime.

National Resource Center
National Resource Center
on Domestic Violence


National Bulletin on Domestic Violence Prevention
Quinlan Publishing Group

Great monthly newsletter covering all the issues related to domestic violence prevention

American Bar Association's<br /> Commission on Domestic Violence
American Bar Association’s
Commission on Domestic Violence


The Battered Women’s Justice Project
Training, referrals, etc.

The mission of the Battered Women’s Justice Project is to promote systemic change within community organizations and governmental agencies engaged in the civil and criminal justice response to domestic violence that creates true institutional accountability to the goal of ensuring safety for battered women and their families. To this end, BWJP undertakes projects on the local, state, national, and international levels.

National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The Violence Against Women Grants Office(VAWGO)

810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
(202) 307-6026 phone
(202) 307-3911 fax
(202) 307-2277 TTY

In the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice administers 1 formula and 3 discretionary grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act. The grant programs are designed to help prevent , detect, and stop violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The grant programs administered by VAWGO include: STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants, Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies, Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grants, and STOP Violence Against Indian Women Discretionary Grants.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.


National Council on Juvenile and Family Court JudgesNational Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Get the U.S. “Model Legislative Code” Free plus they have judges as Great D.V. Speakers

Family Violence Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The Family Violence Department (FVD) of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is dedicated to improving the way courts, law enforcement, agencies and others respond to family violence, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of domestic violence victims and their children.



VINE & Vine Link
Fax: 1-502-561-1825
Early warning system for victims of violence crimes.

NOVA – National Organization for Victim’s Assistance

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

                          Contact: 615-386-9406
A great site for new legislation, resources, statistics, programs and efforts across Tennessee.


Nashville Metropolitan Police Department
Nashville Metropolitan Police Department
Nashville, Tennessee – Website on Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement: Victim Safety Plan; Assessing Lethality; Police Training Curriculum; Department Policy on D.V.

City of Shelter
Please contact odonnell@donet.com for more information.

The City of Shelter video-based domestic violence training curriculum is currently being used by over 1,000 agencies in all 50 states, and five other countries. National leaders in the domestic violence field consider City of Shelter to be the most comprehensive training series available.

Men Stopping Violence
Men Stopping Violence

Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization dedicated to ending
men’s violence against women.

Email: mstewart@igc.org



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Mark Wynn Consulting   |   info@markwynn.com   |   2479 Murfreesboro Road - PMB 135   |   Nashville, TN 37217
Phone: (615) 360-3994   |   Fax: (615) 469-0823