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22nd Annual Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Conference

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The 22nd Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Conference is scheduled for October 28-30, 2013 at the Davis Convention Center located in Layton.

This year's conference theme is Choose to Cherish: Survivors and Advocates. Registration will be opening soon, check back for information.

Please join us to learn from some of the leading experts in our field, all while connecting with peers and re-energizing ourselves for the work ahead.

No Harm Done CD with Utah Artists!

No Harm Done, Songs Against Domestic Violence compilation album features 11 original songs by 11 Utah-grown artists.

Each song touches on some aspect of domestic abuse in a different way. The songs range from country, to pop, to rock and more. The artists represented hail from all over the state from Salt Lake City in the north to St. George in the south.

NHD CD cover 320Here's the playlist!
  • Better Off • Meister & Ting
  • See Me Now • Katie Ainge
  • For Good • Mikalene
  • Draw the Line • Insanity Void
  • Break Up Letter • Rush and Roulette
  • Never Break My Soul • Ellee Duke
  • Sleep Through It • Katie McMinn
  • Better Than I Used to Be • John VanWagoner
  • Throw Your Stone • Red Yeti
  • Doing It Wrong • Jefferson Montoya
  • Getting Better • Supersofar
 The musicians donated their time, talents and art and all proceeds go directly to the UDVC. 
PRE-ORDER your copy today so that you can get your CD as soon as they arrive on June 1!
The only way to know you'll get one is to reserve it now!

Evidence-Based Recommendations for DV Advocates

Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund commissioned a review of evidence-based, therapeutic intervention programs for children exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to offer a set of concise and practical recommendations for program staff and advocates working in the field of domestic violence. The recommendations are part of an effort to foster a cycle of learning between research and practice that honors both the importance of evidence-based approaches and wisdom that emanates from implementation.

Read the Recommendations >>

One Billion Rising Utah

Join the YWCA Salt Lake City and other private nonprofit organizations working to end violence against women and girls in Utah. We will be rising on the South Steps of the Utah State Capitol. Wear pink and red and come prepared to DANCE as a show of support for the ONE BILLION RISING movement.

Everyone is welcome to come and dance as they please, however we will be hosting three practice sessions for the "Break the Chain" choreography at the YWCA, 322 E 300 S, Salt Lake City: February 6 at noon, February 7 at 5:30, February 13 at 7:00.

Grant Allows SLC YWCA to Offer More Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Families in the Salt Lake area will have just a little bit more help after the YWCA announced that it won a substantial grant.

The $49,782 one-year grant was announced Wednesday and comes from the Avon Foundation for Women. According to YWCA marketing and communication manager Mike Varanakis, the money will be used to create a new position at the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center (SLAFJC). The new hire will help women impacted by domestic violence become economically self-sufficient, obtain housing and access other resources.

Remembering Those Lost to Domestic Violence in 2012

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition invites you to remember those who lost their lives as a result of domestic violence in the last 12 months in our state.

Please join us on 2nd January 2013 at the State Capitol Building in the Rotunda area at 12 pm. We welcome members from all communities and faith groups to reflect on an issue which cuts across all cultural and spiritual divides and which we must come together to address.

Urgent Action Needed on VAWA Tribal Provisions

American Indian and Alaska Native women are abused, raped and stalked at far greater rates that any other population of women in United States – 6 out of 10 will be physically assaulted in their lifetime, and 1 in 3 Native women will be raped. Eighty-eight percent of the abuse against Native women is committed by non-Native men—but we, as citizens of the United States, permit this abuse to go unchecked because we do not allow police officers, prosecutors and judges on tribal lands to perform their legal obligations regarding these non-Native men. In other words we, citizens of the United States, have sanctioned “open season against Native American women by non-Native men”. This is simply unconscionable. Each of us has an opportunity, now, to right this wrong. 

We urgently ask you to PLEASE:
Stop whatever important thing you are doing right now
Use this number 888.269.5702 to connect to the Capitol switchboard (using this number allows NNEDV to track the number of calls being made). Then ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative or Senator.

Ask your Members of Congress to tell you that they will do one of the following acceptable things:

  • Support § 904 in S. 1925
  • Sign on as a co-sponsor or pledge their support for the Issa-Cole § 904 compromise language (HR 6625)

Forward this message to all of your programs and distribution lists and ask everyone you know to do the same