Dear Friends,

Prosecutor bias is a serious problem. In January we sent the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) a letter. We requested that they make their program, the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women (NCPVAW) gender neutral or gender inclusive, consistent with current research.

They didn’t do it. So last week we asked you to file complaints. You called and emailed; and for that we thank you. Unfortunately, our concerns have fallen on deaf ears.

NDAA has defended the NCPVAW program while reporting that it’s almost entirely funded by grant awards given by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). That almost sounds like an excuse to discriminate, doesn’t it? Oh my.

Luckily they also stated, “We train prosecutors all over the country to prosecute ALL cases of domestic violence – on behalf of BOTH MALE AND FEMALE VICTIMS.” Good thing, since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)’s inclusiveness mandate includes the need for prosecutors to charge DV suspects regardless of sex….and to prosecute false accusers.

We’d like you to make contact with the NDAA again. Just say, “You claim that all DV perps should be prosecuted, no matter their sex. Okay, NDAA, prove it!”

Please join us and contact Jason Baker, director of government affairs today:

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Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

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