New Year’s Resilience

For many of us, the beginning of a new year is an opportunity to renew a commitment to health and well-being. This time of year, we are so inundated with promotions for “wellness” products and plans that it can be hard to sort good information from seasonal gimmicks. The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma […]

New Resource: Research Across the Walls

Research Across the Walls is a new resource available from Survived and Punished, a national coalition working to support incarcerated survivors. Survived and Punished advocates for an end to policies and practices that criminalize and punish survivors for actions taken to survive sexual and domestic violence. Research Across the Walls presents tools, resources, ideas, models, […]

New Report on Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & Girls

A new report by the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) documents murdered and missing indigenous women and girls in 71 cities. Seventy-one cases identified were in Washington State, the second highest of 10 states included in the analysis. Forty-five of those cases were in Seattle, the highest number of the 71 cities surveyed. The report, […]

New data from the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)

The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) is an ongoing, nationally representative survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey assesses sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence in the United States. In May 2018, the CDC released new data in this NISVS 2015 Data Brief. Sexual […]

Domestic Violence Fatalities

Every single life lost to domestic violence is one too many. In WA state last year there were 55 domestic violence-related fatalities (35 homicides and 20 abuser suicides). This table includes the number of domestic violence fatalities by county for the past 21 years. We study and report on this because it isn’t just data. […]

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) illustrate the lifetime health consequences of domestic and sexual violence. In Washington State, 41% of women and 32% of men report experiencing violence from an intimate partner. According to national data, men and women experience […]

Domestic Violence Counts: Census 2016 Report

On September 14, 2016, 66 out of 70 (94%) identified domestic violence programs in Washington participated in the National Census of Domestic Violence Services, a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour […]

Building the Evidence Base for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions

A new report from the Center for Policy Research and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence looks at opportunities for building the evidence base for domestic violence services and interventions. Building Evidence for Domestic Violence Services & Interventions: A Framing Paper This paper 1) provides a summary and critique of the current state of rigorous evidence on core […]

New Study: Violence Against American Indian & Alaska Native Women & Men

A new study funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) looks at the extent and impact of sexual and intimate partner violence against American Indian and Alaska Native victims. The study analyzed data from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). The rates of violence against both Native women and men are […]

Stalking And Domestic Violence

The Stalking Resource Center compiles national research on the prevalence of stalking, the impact of stalking on victims, and state, tribal, and federal laws on stalking. Stalking statistics: 6.6 million people in this country are stalked annually 66% of female and 41% of male victims of stalking are stalked by a current or former intimate […]