Shana Aldahl from NMCADV Interviewed On Popular Podcast “Working Like Dogs”

Posted on 15. Feb, 2018 by in News

Listen to the podcast as Shana Aldahl and other participants talk about the rights and policies related to service animals and emotional support animals in domestic violence programs. Download a copy of the model guidelines.

Strangulation Bill Passes 65-0

Posted on 15. Feb, 2018 by in Articles, News

Bill SB 61 has passed. This bill adds the definition of strangulation and suffocation to the criminal code, Aggravated Battery Against a Household Member, as a third degree felony, as well as to the Family Violence Protection Act and Child Abuse and Neglect Statute. The passage of this bill also demonstrates that advocacy, hard work, […]

Final Report Issued Today from the New Mexico Task Force on Intimate Partner Strangulation

Posted on 13. Feb, 2018 by in Articles, News

  Task Force Report Download A final report was issued today by the New Mexico Task Force on Intimate Partner Strangulation. Senate Memorial 38 (2017), sponsored by Senator Mimi Stewart, directed the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs and the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women […]

Domestic Violence Advocates Tout Progress of Strangulation Bills

Posted on 11. Feb, 2018 by in News

Read the Article in the Santa Fe New Mexican      

Domestic Violence Suddenly Up Front and Center

Posted on 11. Feb, 2018 by in Articles, News

From Pam Weisman, Executive Director Domestic violence is suddenly front and center. Lots of people are discovering what people in the domestic violence community have known all along. Abusers don’t come with warning labels. They don’t wear hats emblazoned with the word abuser. They escape notice and consequently accountability. Victims of domestic violence always ask, in […]

Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Domestic Violence Programs

Posted on 05. Feb, 2018 by in Articles, News

Learn more about the rights and regulations that apply to clients with service animals and emotional support animals in domestic violence programs and shelters. Watch the video and read the model guidelines. Model Guidelines for Service Animals and ESA in NM DV Programs – January 2018

NMCADV Now Recruiting New Board Members

Posted on 10. Jan, 2018 by in Articles, News

Would you love to make a valuable contribution in reducing domestic violence and its impact in New Mexico? We’re looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our programs. If you can contribute your time, passion, and skills in your area of expertise, such as law, accounting, finance, research, […]

Safe and Together™ Model Training

Posted on 13. Nov, 2017 by in Articles, News, Training

Over 100 leaders and frontline staff from both CYFD Protective Services and domestic violence programs came together for a one-day kick-off event to introduce the Safe and Together™ Model, a model Developed by David Mandel and the Safe and Together Institute. A national best practice and field-tested approach, the Safe and Together™ Model was designed […]

NMCADV Responds to Sutherland Springs Tragedy

Posted on 07. Nov, 2017 by in Events, News

Lots of people believe that domestic violence is a crime that affects only people in families, and while that is true, the effects of domestic violence are much further reaching than most realize. The shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas was a domestic violence incident – it appears that the shooter’s purpose was to hurt his […]

NMCADV BOD Member Submits Letter to the Editor of Carlsbad Paper

Posted on 24. Oct, 2017 by in Articles, News

A re-commitment to ending domestic violence October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it marks the 23rd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA. VAWA marked a turning point for many, including law enforcement. I began my career as a police officer in 1986. At that time there was no domestic violence shelter in the […]