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Violence and Abuse in Rural America – Organizations

Emerge: Counseling and Education to Stop Domestic Violence
Works to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. Provides training on domestic violence offender treatment nationally.
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Home of The Duluth Model
Works towards the elimination of violence in the lives of women and their children. Provides national domestic abuse intervention training and offender treatment information.
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National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Supports the development of medical-legal partnerships, which focus on addressing health-harming civil legal problems for patients, such as concerns related to income, housing, education, employment, legal status, personal safety, and other social determinants of health.
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National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Resource center providing information on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including research, training, best practices, news, and resources. Part of the Administration on Aging.
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National Indigenous Women's Resource Center (NIWRC)
Serves as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) addressing violence and safety for Native women and their children, within their homes and in their communities, both on and off tribal lands. The Center works with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and Native organizations to build their capacity to respond to gender-based violence.
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National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
Membership and advocacy organization representing state domestic violence coalitions and organizations. Offers training and technical assistance, raises awareness of issues, and makes policy recommendations in support of programs assisting victims of violence.
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Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI)
Provides research, education, and training for the identification and prevention of elder abuse in Indigenous communities.
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Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Part of the U.S. Department of Justice, this federal agency addresses legal and policy issues regarding violence against women and child victims. Programs work to strengthen services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and stalking.
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Last Reviewed: 1/24/2024