University of Memphis Student Organizations
Perpetual Transition; transgender support group; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stonewall Tigers; The Stonewall Tigers operate as a resource and information base for gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, and supporting friends, to
facilitate discussion of issues and events relevant to the GLBTQ community and the
overall Memphis community at large.
National Organizations and Associations
Women's Research Centers
The Arizona Rape Prevention Education Project (ARPEP) is based at the University of
Arizona, College of Public Health, The ARPEP website is designed to share rape and
sexual assault statistics, evaluation, and research. Included on the site are national
and Arizona statistics, bibliographies of research reports on various topics, and
links to other relevant sites.
Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
The mission of the Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is to
eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by increasing
awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues
visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying
and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening
our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women.
Center for Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
The Center for Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence is an interreligious educational
resource addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence. Its goal is to engage
religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to prepare human services professionals
to recognize and attend to the religious questions and issues that may arise in their
work with women and children in crisis. Its emphasis is on education and prevention.
Communities Against Violence Network (CAVNET)
CAVNET is a nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. It works internationally
to address domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, youth violence, and crimes
against people with disabilities. CAVNET has developed a comprehensive on-line database
of information, and a virtual community of over one thousand professionals from the
United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, the Middle East,
Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some of the information on this site is only accessible
to registered users, but there is much for the general public as well.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help
women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse. The FVPF is a national nonprofit
organization committed to mobilizing concerned individuals, allied professionals,
women's rights, civil rights, and other social justice organizations, and children's
groups to join the campaign through public education/prevention campaigns, public
policy reform, model training, advocacy programs, and organizing.
Feminist Majority's Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Resource List
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is dedicated to
women's equality, reproductive health, and nonviolence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes
research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. It believes
that feminists-both women and men, girls and boys-are the majority, but this majority
must be empowered. Its Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Resource List includes links
to local and national rape crisis centers, sexual assault education networks, and
hotlines, as well as to other organizations and resources.
Feminist.com Anti-Violence Resources
Feminist.com is a grassroots, interactive community by, for, and about women. It aims
to facilitate information-sharing among women and encourage mobilization around political
issues. Its Anti-Violence page has links to many articles as well as to other resources.
Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community's mission is
to provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners,
and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual
opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings,
the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification
of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African
American community. This site includes bibliographies, hotline numbers, and links.
Laws.com provides the public with a free flow of information, especially in the area
of crime prevention.
Laws.com aims to keep the public informed, providing the most updated information
on current issues such as child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault to name
just a few. Laws.com also supplies crime prevention solutions, access to other justice
organizations, as well as access to various blogs for justice.
Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center
The Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center (MSARC) is a City of Memphis agency that
provides services at no cost to the victim or to their family members within Shelby
County. MSARC's service area includes Shelby County and counties outside of Shelby
on a referral basis.
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse Electronic Clearinghouse - University
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA) is a center within the School
of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. The MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse
provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of
violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding resources,
upcoming training events, individuals or organizations which serve as resources, and
searchable databases with over seven hundred training manuals, videos, and other education
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Fact Sheets
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention
and Control (NCIPC) works to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated
with injuries. Among the fact sheets available on this site are sheets on rape, intimate
partner violence, sexual violence, male batterers, and dating violence.
National Center for Justice Reference Service
The National Center for Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally sponsored
information clearinghouse for people around the country and the world involved with
research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control.
The NCJRS partner agencies publish hundreds of reports and other information products
each year. The types of reports and their content are designed to meet the broad range
of interests in the field and the audiences who use them. Most of the titles are available
on-line through this website.
National Institute of Justice Violence Against Women and Family Violence Research
and Evaluation Program
The Violence Against Women and Family Violence (VAWFV) Research and Evaluation Program
is one of many initiatives supported by the Office of Research and Evaluation of the
National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The VAWFV program provides funds for research,
including fellowships and NIJ-funded grant awards, in the areas of violence against
women and family violence. In addition, it creates partnerships with federal agencies
to promote collaborative research and evaluation initiatives; conducts field research
to test new approaches to combating violence against women and family violence; and
evaluates the effectiveness of those initiatives. This site includes links to several
National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (the Alianza)
is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists,
practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to
promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the
elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding
of the sacredness of all relations and communities.
National Organization of Women (NOW): Violence Against Women
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to making legal, political,
social and economic change in our society in order to achieve our goal, which is to
eliminate sexism and end all oppression. Its page on Violence Against Women includes
information on NOW's work in this area.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) is a project of the Pennsylvania
Coalition Against Rape. It serves as a central clearinghouse for the voluminous resources
and research on sexual violence and provides a place to turn to for information, help,
and support. The NSVRC hopes to influence policy, practice, and research by providing
greater interaction, investigation, and review, and by promoting awareness within
the anti-sexual violence movement. The University of Pennsylvania, the NSVRC's research
partner, provides review, analysis, and synthesis. The site includes links to statistical
reports and other information.
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center (NVAWPRC) was established
in 1998 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and its mission is to help
prevent violence against women by advancing knowledge about prevention research and
fostering collaboration among advocates, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.
The NVAWPRC is made up of faculty and students at three academic institutions: The
National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of
South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.; The Center for Trauma Recovery at the University
of Missouri, St. Louis; and The Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in
Wellesley, Mass. The Center is funded via a cooperative agreement with the CDC, hence
the CDC is a fourth and integral partner in its activities. The site includes statistics,
summaries of research, and information for survivors.
National Women's Health Information Center: Violence
The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) is a service of the Office
on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The NWHIC provides
a gateway to the vast array of federal and other women's health information resources.
The NWHIC's mission is to provide current, reliable, commercial and cost-free health
information to women and their families. The page on violence includes sections on
domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault and abuse, dating violence,
and elder violence. The site links to fact sheets, reports, and other information,
including the 2000 Violence Against Women Act and to state resources.
Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a nonprofit organization
composed of diverse community leaders and program members who share a common vision
of ending violence in the lives of Tennesseans through public policy, advocacy, education,
and activities which increase the capacity of programs and communities to address
V-Day: Until the Violence Stops
V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is also
a day-on or around Valentine's Day in February-for which annual theatrical and artistic
events are produced around the world to raise money and to transform consciousness.
This site includes statistics on international and national violence against women
as well as links to other resources.
Violence Against Women National Electronic Network (VAWnet)
The VAWnet Library (VAWlibrary) is an on-line resource provided through the National
Electronic Network on Violence Against Women (VAWnet). Working in close collaboration
with VAWnet participants, VAWlibrary collects, preserves, and provides electronic
access to information and materials developed to assist activists and organizations
working on a local, state, national, and international level to end violence against
all women and children.
Violence Against Women Office
The Violence Against Women Office of the Office of Justice Programs, United States
Department of Justice was created in 1995 to implement the 1994 Violence Against Women
Act (VAWA) and to lead the national effort to stop domestic violence, sexual assault,
and stalking. The Violence Against Women Office works with U.S. attorneys to ensure
enforcement of the federal criminal statutes contained in the 1994 act, assists the
attorney general in formulating policy related to civil and criminal justice for women,
and administers more than $270 million a year in grants to help states, tribes, and
local communities transform the way in which criminal justice systems respond to crimes
of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Violence Against Women Office
works with victim advocates and law enforcement in developing grant programs that
support a wide range of services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault,
and stalking, including advocacy, emergency shelter, law enforcement protection, and
legal aid. Additionally, the Violence Against Women Office is leading efforts nationally
and abroad to intervene in and prosecute crimes of trafficking in women and children.
Both publications and statistical information are available on this site.
Violence Against Women Act of 2000
This site, the official site for tracking federal government legislation, includes
the full text of the act, and its various versions, along with summary information
and related documents.
Violence Against Women Online Resources - University of Minnesota
This site is a cooperative project of the Violence Against Women Office, Office of
Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and the Minnesota Center Against Violence
& Abuse within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota. This site
provides law, criminal justice, advocacy, and social service professionals with up-to-date
information on interventions to stop violence against women.