#DVcounts Census 2013
For the 8th consecutive year, on Sept. 17, 2013, NNEDV conducted a 1-day unduplicated count of adults & children seeking domestic violence service in the US. | DV Counts Census, infographics, and briefing supported by the Avon Foundation for Women.
This great infographic from the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault shows the services provided in the state in just one day. This data was captured in our annual Domestic Violence Counts Census! #DVcounts nnedv.org/census
Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on the 1-Year Anniversary of the Enactment of the Leahy-Crapo Violence Against Women Act (#VAWA) | "The new nondiscrimination provisions we fought so hard to protect are ensuring that ALL victims have access to lifesaving programs and cannot be turned away...While some called for us to cast the most vulnerable groups among us aside and pass a watered down bill, I am proud that we held firm in our beliefs."
On September 17, 2013, there were nearly 10,000 unmet requests for domestic violence services forcing many victims to return to abusers or become homeless. #DVcounts | design by @Andria Waclawski | DV Counts Census infographic and briefing supported by the @Avon Foundation
On September 17, 2013, over 36,000 adults & children found refuge in emergency shelters and transitional housing. #DVcounts | design by @Andria Waclawski | DV counts census infographic and briefing supported by the @Avon Foundation
"We have the ability to end domestic violence if we commit to keeping this issue at the forefront," said Avon Foundation for Women President Carol Kurzig at the March 6 Congressional Briefing where she presented the 2013 National Domestic Violence Census Report.
On A Single Day, Nearly 10,000 Domestic Violence Victims Couldn’t Get The Help They Needed #DVcounts
Senator Leahy co-hosted NNEDV's #DVcounts Congressional Briefing held on 3/6/2013! "You work hard on behalf of survivors, and I'll stand there with you, every single day."
Over the last 7 years, every local program had to deny an average of 6 requests for help from victims in just one day. In that same time period, funding for shelters and services has stagnated. | design by @Andria Waclawski | DV Counts Census infographic and briefing supported by the @Avon Foundation
FVPSA is a lifeline for so many victims, but flatlining funding has left programs unable to help those in need. | design by @Andria Waclawski | DV counts census infographic and briefing supported by the @Avon Foundation
The dynamics of domestic violence are complex and changing them requires not just one thing to change, but many things simultaneously. #DVcounts