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MNADV News & Updates
memorial29th Annual Domestic Violence Memorial Service 
Join the MNADV, community members, and leaders throughout Maryland at MNADV's 29th  Annual Memorial Service as we remember those whose lives were lost as a result of domestic violence, bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence in Maryland, and propose legislative changes to support survivors.
donationMake a Year-End Donation to MNADV

This past year - and every year - the MNADV provided statewide leadership to increase victim safety and abuser accountability through education and awareness, training and technical assistance, and collaboration and advocacy.

Now, more than ever, we need you. Your support is essential to promoting our coalition mission to end domestic violence in Maryland and make our state a safer place for families. Please help us in this effort.

Make a tax-deductible, end-of-the-year donation to MNADV. Your continued support will help MNADV's work in supporting programs and survivors across the state. 

DVFRTStatewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Report: Turning Tragedy Into Change

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence coordinates the local Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams (DVFRTs) in Maryland.  Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team members honor the lives of victims by identifying gaps in services and providing recommendations for improving agency, systemic, and statewide responses to victims of domestic violence.

Turning Tragedy into Change identifies key findings, recommendations, and statewide trends impacting victims of domestic violence in Maryland, based on reports from DVFRTs across the state. The report also illustrates the purpose and authorization of DVFRTs, identifies local teams, and describes the methodology utilized in reviewing cases and creating recommendations statewide.

HiringMNADV is hiring! 

MNADV is hiring a Project Coordinator of Special Populations and a part-time Project Specialist. 

bluebookLaunch of Revised "Blue Book" 
MNADV's quintessential publication, "It Shouldn't Hurt to Go Home" is now available in Spanish. The publication is commonly known as our "Blue Book."

This publication is an educational handbook for survivors and concerned community members to learn about domestic violence dynamics, available community resources, and steps to plan for safety.
This book has been updated to include sections on High-Danger factors, technology tips, and new support planning and safety planning sections. As with all of our publications, the listings for the 24 hour domestic violence hotlines of Maryland's 20 comprehensive domestic violence programs are included.
Organizations are welcome to make these booklets available to people in your community. Small quantities of these booklets can be ordered for free. Higher quantities are available for current paid members.
PolicyMNADV Policy Corner  

The MNADV provides research, collaborates with other local and statewide groups, participates in creating coalitions around specific issues, and offers information to the public. During the Maryland General Assembly Session, we advocate with legislative leaders and public officials, coordinate with legislative sponsors, and provide information and written and oral testimony to legislators, and monitor bills related to domestic violence or which impact on domestic violence victims or abusers to ensure support for beneficial initiatives and opposition to detrimental ones. Additionally, we collaborate with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and other national organizations to advocate for federal funding for domestic violence services and federal legislation that impacts victims and abusers. 

Last week, Congress passed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act, which makes critical improvements to the justice system for victims and for the accused. The bill includes criminal justice reforms and important protections for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive mental health reform bill, passed on December 8, 2016 and signed by President Obama on December 13, 2016 includes confidentiality provisions for domestic violence survivors.

Federal Funding Update 
On December 9, 2016, the Senate passed legislation to fund the government until April 28, 2017, narrowly avoiding a government shutdown by about an hour. The continuing resolution will maintain government funding at its current spend rate. For the moment, this means that programs will be funded at the same levels listed on the FY 16 Budget column found on NNEDV's  appropriations chart here . Congress will have to reach an agreement by late April on spending levels for the rest of fiscal year 2017.

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