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Alliance of Local Service Organizations– created to coordinated services for youth and families in the Logan Square community on Chicago's Northwest Side. Becoming aware of the devastating impact of community violence on those families ALSO began to take action by implementing prevention programs to end street violence. In 2007, ALSO expanded its violence prevention and intervention efforts to include intimate partner violence. By working to end violence more broadly, ALSO began to see connections between violence on the streets and violence in the home. Today, ALSO works both locally and nationally to end violence, Chicago, IL.


Biden Foundation – builds upon that mission: to identify policies that advance the middle class, decrease economic inequality, and increase opportunity for all people. And, to ensure that everyone—no matter their income level, race, gender, age, or sexuality— is treated equally and gets a fair shot at achieving the American Dream. We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. It is more important than ever before to move the country forward and keep working towards the ideals that ensure that the American Dream can be a reality for all. Leaning on the knowledge of the world’s foremost experts, most experienced hands and brightest minds, the Biden Foundation will lead this next research and educational venture. But, it will take all of us, working together, to help Vice President and Dr. Biden complete this mission.


Center on Victimization & Safety, Vera Institute of Justice – works with government and nonprofit organizations to enhance efforts to prevent and address interpersonal violence and related crimes, including domestic violence and sexual assault. The Center specializes in fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration and promoting policies and practices that hold abusers accountable and also help survivors heal. By combining staff expertise and skills with the practical knowledge of professionals in the field, it provides technical assistance and guidance that is timely, relevant and reflective of current best practices. The Center's work includes End Abuse of People with Disabilities, Supervised Visitation and Promising Practices initiatives, New York, NY.


Inspire Action for Social Change our mission is to create change and improved opportunities for women and children experiencing barriers to safety as a result of domestic and sexual violence. We provide support, leadership, and technical assistance to organizations, communities, and institutions working to end violence against women and children.


Institute for Community Peace promotes a safe, healthy and peaceful nation by mobilizing community resources and leadership and supports strategies that emphasize civic empowerment and expanded national attention to the range of factors that contribute to and prevent violence and promote peace, Washington, DC.


Metta Knowledge for Peace – serving organizations, people, and animals working worldwide on the front lines to alleviate the problems of violence and to foster peace.


The National Center for Victims of Crime – is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. After more than 25 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims' rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives. The National Center is, at its core, an advocacy organization committed to ~ and working on behalf of ~ crime victims and their families. Rather than focus the entire organization's work on one type of crime or victim, the National Center addresses all types of crime, Washington, DC.

National Coalition Against Violent Athletes – educating the public on a variety of issues regarding athletes and violent behavior, while also providing support to the victims, including but not limited to, advocacy, referrals, and research, Littleton, CO.


NDD United – is a coalition of leaders joining forces in an effort to save public services (known in Congress as nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs) from devastating budget cuts. NDD programs are core services government provides for the benefit of everyone ~ including medical research, public health, infrastructure and education. Every day, these programs support economic growth and strengthen the safety and security of every American in every state and community across the nation, Washington, DC. Read Blog.


Olga Trujillo Consulting – founded by a survivor, attorney and nationally renowned consultant Olga Trujillo, Olga Trujillo Consulting is dedicated to assisting advocates, caseworkers, educators and criminal justice professionals in strengthening their response to violence against women and children. Press kit for Olga's new book, THE SUM OF MY PARTS ~ A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder.


Principle Voices – a non-profit education and advocacy organization. Our mission is to (1) educate others about polygamous families and their culture, to (2) encourage empowerment of individuals and families from the polygamous culture to secure themselves equal representation, decriminalization, and civil rights, and to (3) provide crisis response to those in our culture, Salt Lake City, UT.


Take Back the Night – a woman walks alone down a dark deserted street. With every shadow she sees, and every sound she hears, her pounding herat flutters and skips a beat. She hurries her paces as she sees her destination become closer. She is almost there. She reaches the front door, goes inside, collects herself, and moves on forgetting, at least for tonight, the gripping fear that momentarily enveloped her life. This scene could have occurred anywhere last night, last year, or even 100 years ago. Historically, women faced the anxiety of walking alone at night and that is why Take Back the Night began.


Think Equal (English / Español / Français), The World Bank – inequality is a lifelong experience for girls and women.


Wellstone – we believe that electoral politics, public policy and grassroots organizing can be woven together to create progressive change. We call it the Wellstone Triangle, and it anchors everything we do. We believe that to set this triangle in motion, and sustain change over the long haul, we need to develop a critical mass of diverse leaders with the motivation and expertise to win back our values. So that's what we do, Saint Paul, MN. See 2010 Annual Report.






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