There has to be a meeting of the minds — the NNEDV and NCADV can’t continue to direct public policy without any accountability measures in place. — Alexis A. Moore

NNEDV and NCADV are out of touch abuse and stalking victims left behind

by Alexis A. Moore

March 16th, 2011

Victims of domestic violence are finding it more and more difficult to get the support that they desperately need. Funding continues to be allocated to outdated programs and policies that are out of touch with the needs of victims today. Shelters continue to turn away battered victims and their children, and stalking victims have no resource at all. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) are not taking the steps necessary to reform resources and public policy to ensure that no victim is left behind…

…“We are seeking leadership that will listen and put the needs of victims first instead of their own agendas and egos,” says Alexis A. Moore, founder of Survivors In Action (SIA). The non-profits that are providing the direct services and support to victims need the support of the leadership at the national level, and they are not getting that today.  More often than not it is common for the NCADV and NNEDV to block public policy or resource reform that is vital to victims of today and this has to end…..

…There has to be a meeting of the minds — the NNEDV and NCADV can’t continue to direct public policy without any accountability measures in place…

…Leadership that listens is vital in order to prevent domestic violence and ensure victims have the resources they need to become survivors.  New leadership and a new organizational structure that better serves the victims of domestic violence are needed now.

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