NCVLI Recognized for Innovation in Addressing Violence Against Women
In December, the National Crime Victim Law Institute’s Responding to Violence Against Women Project received a 2013 Celebrating Solutions Award from the Mary Byron Project. This honor recognizes nonprofit and governmental organizations with innovative programs that demonstrate promise in ending the generational cycle of domestic violence.
Recognizing that historical and cultural myths and biases create unique hurdles to women’s access to justice, the NCVLI’s Responding to Violence Against Women Project works to ensure that service providers responding to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and similar crimes have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect a victim’s rights, particularly in the criminal case against an offender. The project’s goal is to see that victims of these crimes are assisted and empowered, rather than victimized again, when they access the justice systems.