Thursday, October 23, 2014

Harris County SAFE Court - Survivors Acquiring Freedom and Empowerment

Harris County SAFE Court – Survivors Acquiring Freedom and Empowerment
Dr. Lisa Muftic, CVI's Assistant Director, is serving as a research partner for Harris County's new SAFE Court, a prostitution prevention program targeting first offenders between 17 and 25 years old. The program combines a specialty court with evidence-based treatment to provide the tools needed to reduce victimization and criminalization of these young adults. See link below for more information.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the most recent statistics from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 2011. According to this national survey, more than 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner in their lifetime (NISVS 2011 Report).

Between 2003 and 2012, domestic violence accounted for 21% of all violent victimizations in the United States (see Nonfatal Domestic Violence 2003-12).
In 2013, 119 Texas women were killed by a current or former partner.
For their stories, see the TCFV report, Honoring Texas Victims.
Remember their names, and be a Voice Against Violence!