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23Jan 2013

Reviewing a Life to Improve Victim Services: S.T.O.P. in Action Montana

Montana Fatality Reviews Assist With Prevention and Intervention Efforts Montana’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission (“team”) was created by statute in 2003 and is coordinated by the Office of Victim Services.  Since its inception, the Commission has been supported by a STOP grant and would not be operational without this source of funding.  The team was trained ...
07Jan 2013

Providing Hope to Survivors – S.T.O.P. in Action Missouri

House of Hope provides just that – Hope (Polk County, Missouri) Last October, Maria* came to House of Hope, which provides immediate and long-term safety to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children through a hotline, victim services, emergency shelter or placement in a safe facility, and connection to community resources.  Maria was an ...
03Jan 2013

Supporting Sexual Assault Issues: S.T.O.P. in Action Mississippi

Mississippi STOP Funds Support Training and Technical Assistance on Sexual Assault Issues During one fiscal year, the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) provided training about sexual assault issues at thirty-nine events to 1,320 individuals.  Those trained included health care providers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, advocates, and others.  Trainings for nurses and social workers offered continuing education ...
03Dec 2012

Highlights from Engaging Latino Men and Boys to End Violence Against Women Conference

On a cool, rainy morning over fifty people representing approximately twenty service providers that address various issues ranging from domestic violence, to community violence, and mental health and wellness, gathered under the canopy in the courtyard of the beautiful and historic Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) in the heart of Humboldt Park ...
27Nov 2012

SMART Response to Sexual Assault: STOP in Action Minnesota

Minnesota SMART Teams Improve Response to Survivors of Sexual Assault For the past ten years, STOP grants (law enforcement and prosecution categories) have supported Sexual Assault Multi-disciplinary Action Teams (SMART).  SMART teams were developed for the purpose of developing effective, victim-centered responses to sexual assault, with a primary focus on improving the criminal justice system response. Currently ...