Blog

20Aug 2012

Healing a Sore Heart: STOP in Action in Kentucky

This week VAWA-funded services at a Kentucky agency prove critical for an immigrant survivor: Fatima was born in Turkey and moved to Russia as a child.  Upon graduating high school, she found a job but soon married a man who was a family friend.  Within the first month of her marriage, her husband began physically abusing ...
09Aug 2012

Increased Understanding of Protection Orders: STOP in Action in Kansas

This week, Kansas’ protection orders technical assistance project: The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) is a statewide network of sexual assault and domestic violence programs serving all one-hundred-five (105) counties in Kansas.  KCSDV maintains a protection order project funded with  S.T.O.P. VAWA. Grant funds.  The project’s goal is to educate, inform, and positively ...
01Aug 2012

Multi-Layered Training Leads to Better Response for Iowa Survivors: STOP in Action in Iowa

This week, a multi-layered approach to law enforcement training in Iowa: Iowa employs a tripartite system to ensure that all law enforcement personnel in the state receive education and support on the proper response to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.  At the first level, law enforcement cadets attending the Iowa Law ...
25Jul 2012

Survivor Reaches a Turning Point: STOP in Action in Indiana

This week an Indiana program helps to protect victim’s safety through shelter and relocation: The Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (dba/Turning Point Domestic Violence Services) received a telephone call at one of its Community Outreach Offices from a local police officer. The officer had responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a victim ...
17Jul 2012

Latina survivor finds hope: S.T.O.P. in Action in Illinois

This week an Illinois program provides specialized services to Latina survivors: Mujeres Latinas en Acción is a Chicago-based domestic violence program that offers advocacy and other services to Latina survivors; Mujeres receives a STOP subgrant that supports its 24-hour crisis line.  Maria* contacted the program through the crisis line and disclosed that she was the survivor ...