NAME AND LOOK FOR NATIONAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
AUSTIN, Texas The National Training
Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence is dropping “training”
from its name and will now be known as the National
Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.
“The new name,” according to Deborah D.
Tucker, National Center’s Executive Director,
“better reflects the focus of our organization
and is more inclusive of our work. We’re doing
more than training, which has been our primary activity
since our inception in 1998. While training is still
an important component of our work, we’re doing
consulting and advocacy work as well.”
The National Center recently received a grant from the
Office on Violence Against Women of the U.S. Department
of Justice to provide meeting planning support to approximately
48 other organizations around the country. These agencies
are designing and hosting a variety of educational events
for community and governmental agencies working on ending
violence against women through grants funded by OVW.
In addition, the National Center provides technical
assistance and training to Texas domestic violence programs
and state and local welfare and workforce offices on
issues affecting low income women. A new project for
the National Center is working with leaders in Monterrey,
Mexico to develop and deliver a training curriculum
for battered women’s advocates in that country.
According to Tucker, “We’re still very actively
involved in training law enforcement officers about
domestic and sexual violence through partnerships with
the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National
Sheriffs’ Association and the National Center
on Rural Law Enforcement. We’re also excited about
two new programs that we’re working on with our
partners to train military law enforcement officers
and 911 dispatchers. We’re also working with a
variety of organizations around the country to make
presentations during their conferences and workshops.”
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation;
influences policy; promotes collaboration; and enhances
diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual
Coinciding with the new name for the agency, the National
Center adopted a new logo and redesigned
their website (www.ncdsv.org).
For more information, contact Christina Walsh at 512/407-9020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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