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Contact: Teri Stoddard
Telephone: 301-801-0608
Email: tstoddard@saveservices.org

SAVE Offers Website Services for Domestic Violence Programs

WASHINGTON / May 8, 2013 — National victim-rights organization Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) announces the availability of a new website development service to help domestic violence shelters and programs implement the Inclusive-VAWA Mandate. Services include website planning, construction, and staff training. The services are available on a fee-for-service basis.

Website services represent the most recent offering by SAVE’s Inclusive-VAWA Resource Center: www.saveservices.org/inclusive-vawa/resources/. The Resource Center offers fact sheets, an inclusion checklist, special reports, and a summary of legal requirements. The Resource Center also includes a listing of Inclusive Abuse Shelters. (1)

SAVE hopes to help all abuse-reduction programs to follow the Inclusive-VAWA Mandate. The Mandate, which applies to all organizations receiving grants under the newly reauthorized Violence Against Women Act, bans discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability” (2).

“It’s important for abuse victims from underserved populations to know where they can find help,” says SAVE spokesperson Sheryle Hutter. “Many think there is no help for them, and they remain caught in perilous situations.”

A prototype website can be seen here: http://saveservices.org/dev/. For more information on SAVE’s website development services, contact inclusivevawa@saveservices.org.

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments is a victim-advocacy organization working for evidence-based solutions to domestic violence and sexual assault: www.saveservices.org

  1. http://www.saveservices.org/inclusive-vawa/shelter-listings/
  2. http://www.saveservices.org/inclusive-vawa/legal-provisions/