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The resources below are good sources for information and help for domestic violence issues.

For more information about a particular resource, click on the section heading to visit the website for that resource.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV)

The Coalition coordinates a statewide network of community-based programs and administers the contract for domestic violence services in Pennsylvania. In addition to providing life-saving services in every county of the Commonwealth, PCADV focuses on public policy development, training and technical assistance, public information, and education. PCADV has played a key role in the design and provision of domestic violence training to advocates for battered women and law enforcement during the past two decades, and has emerged as a leading expert on the response to this crime.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)

The mission of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is to serve as a catalyst for the prevention and reduction of crime and delinquency and to enhance the quality of justice for all Pennsylvanians. The PCCD strives to effect improvements in the criminal and juvenile justice systems by examining problems, proposing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating the impact of those solutions. The PCCD assists the criminal justice systems to function more productively by fostering interagency coordination and cooperation; by developing and coordinating policy issues; by rendering training and technical assistance; and by granting funds to support system improvements. It provides statewide criminal statistical and analytical services; fosters community-based prevention initiatives; and assists victims of crime through support for direct services and by alleviating the financial burdens resulting from the commission of a crime.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

NCADV was formally organized in January 1978 when over 100 battered women’s advocates from all parts of the nation attended the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing on battered women in Washington, DC, hoping to address common problems these programs usually faced in isolation. NCADV, having celebrated 20 years in 1998, remains the only national organization of grassroots shelter and service programs for battered women.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions. Today, the NNEDV is a leading voice among domestic violence advocates in public policy. More recently, the NNEDV has spearheaded efforts through its sister organization, the National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund to provide more direct support to local programs and coalitions through information, research, funding and training.

DomesticShelters.Org

Domesticshelters.org is the largest searchable directory of domestic violence service providers in the United States providing users the ability to find services best suited to their needs and providing domestic violence providers with invaluable online resources.  Our mission is simple: make more people aware of the available domestic violence services and make it easier for victims of domestic violence and their friends/family, as well as providers, to quickly find services best suited to their location, language and needs.

Family Violence Prevention Fund

The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence.

The Women’s Law Initiative

The mission of Women’s Law Initiative is to provide easy-to-understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence. By reaching out through the internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent and productive lives, free from abuse.

Statistics By Topic

There are many studies that provide statistics and facts about domestic violence, abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV). To make reading about and gathering the key figures and concepts, domesticshelters.org has compiled lists by common topics of interest and cited the sources of the information. To explore the statistics of any particular topic, simply select the topic below.

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