"Safety and Services: Women of Color Speak about their Communities," a new report released by the Center for Family Policy and Practice, highlights the perspectives and needs of African American women living in low-income communities.
Based on a series of listening sessions with domestic violence victims, survivors, advocates, and community service providers, "Safety and Services" elevates women’s experiences and perspectives on how they should be served. Relevant to them are cultural differences, community influences, a role for churches, and other factors. They suggest additional approaches to complement traditional domestic violence services, emphasizing family strengthening, economic security, and the value of providing a broad range of economic and social supports for men in their communities.
This event marks the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Center for Family Policy and Practice, the Center for American Progress, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Anne Menard, Director, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Jill Groblewski, Senior Project Manager, Center for Family Policy and Practice
Shelia Hankins, Co-Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
Lisa Nitsch, Vice-President, Women in Fatherhood, Inc.; and Program Manager, House of Ruth Maryland
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
Joy Moses, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress