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In This Edition: DV Advocates for Different Communities
Multifaith and API Resources
Native Americans and Domestic Violence
Prevention & Intervention for Muslim Communities
New Report on Sexual Violence in Latin@ Communities
DV in African American Communities
Immigration & LGBT Families
Share a Story
Beloved Community


 Welcome to the 17th issue of  

COLLECTIVE VOICE, a Newsletter by the Crossing Borders Project.

Collective Voice provides updates, information and news regarding immigration, domestic and sexual violence.    

Do you wonder how you can focus on the needs of specific communities affected by domestic violence while also combatting divisiveness? 


FaithTrust Institute logo   


The FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. They provide a wide range of services and resources, including training, consulting, and educational materials to help advocates address religious and cultural issues related to abuse.   


Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum logo


The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum works to represent Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to improve access to infrastructure, services, and a national voice. They put together a fascinating factsheet about the relationship between healthcare reform and domestic violence in those communities.   

Want to know how Native American communities are affected by and dealing with domestic violence?

  Bureau of Justice Statistics 

The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics Program has compiled an important study on domestic violence in Native American communities, how healthcare and DV legislation affects tribes, and the role of tribal law enforcement agencies in combatting these crimes.

Set up a Family Violence Prevention  

and Intervention Workshop  

for a Muslim Community!

Islamic Social Services Association logo

The Islamic Social Services Association has links, tips, and trainings for domestic violence advocates and social service providers to help empower local Muslims to create change within their own communities. Learn how to set up a workshop.

Preventing sexual violence  

in Latin@ communities:  

A national needs assessment


National Sexual Violence Resource Center logo


An interactive way to assess
domestic violence in
African American Communities


The University of Minnesota started the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community to address the specific experiences African American survivors of domestic violence face. Their resources are modern, innovative, and engaging--watch videos on their Youtube channel or read about one of their many current initiatives.

A step closer to equality
for LGBT families!



On June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court of the United States of America struck down a law known as The Defense of Marriage Act. This carries legal consequences for all immigrant LGBT families across the country. Immigration Equality has put together a resource on what you need to know about the law.

Share a story, make a difference!

WSCADV has put together a form for advocates to share stories that will be used as support for domestic violence related amendments in the House Immigration Bill.


Have you registered for our  

annual conference? 



You do not want to miss WSCADV's annual conference this year! We have an amazing line up of speakers from all over the nation.

Register today!


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