Important Legislation on Strangulation

Posted on 16. Feb, 2015 by in Articles, Legislative Updates, News

Malinda Williams, Executive Director of Community Against Violence in Taos, explains the importance of adding definitions of strangulation and suffocation to existing NM statutes this legislative session.From The Taos News:New Mexico is one of only six remaining states that do not have specific laws against strangulation.For the fourth consecutive year, women and men advocating for survivors […]

Senate bill seeks additional funding for Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)

Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by in Legislative Updates, News

In an article by Staci Matlock, The Santa Fe New Mexican profiles Senate Bill 178 which asks for $300,000 in additional funding for the Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), the collaborative project between NMCADV and Animal Protection of New Mexico. Article Link:http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/bill-seeks-to-aid-abuse-victims-with-animals/article_4c78de22-bfee-5a4e-8e95-4a581e7dfea4.html

NMCADV supporting Strangulation definitions in NM laws

Posted on 26. Jan, 2015 by in Legislative Updates, News

Our Policy Coordinator Lisa Weisenfeld interviewed this weekend with KOB Eyewitness News 4 to explain the importance of defining strangulation in NM civil and criminal codes in a bill proposed for this year’s legislative session. Strangulation victims are 7 times more likely to later on become victims of homicide. Our hope is to strengthen our […]

“Licenses help violence victims in several ways” – Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Enlace Comunitario

Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by in Legislative Updates, News, Policy Events

Member program Enlace Comunitario Executive Director Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez urges NM Governor Martinez and other state legislators to carefully consider repealing the law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain state driver’s licenses because of how it impacts domestic violence victims. ————————————From the Albuquerque Journal:“Gov. Susana Martinez is well known for her commitment to work against domestic violence.Domestic violence statistics against women […]

“Defending Childhood” released by Department of Justice

Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by in Articles, News, Research & Data

The Department of Justice recently released a report from the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. The report called “Defending Childhood” exposes a startling look at children’s exposure to violence across the country. “Exposure to violence is a national crisis that affects approximately two out of every three of our children. Of […]

NMCADV joins YWCA New Mexico in a Week Without Violence

Posted on 13. Oct, 2014 by in Events, News

During the third week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 13-17,  the NMCADV is proudly partnering with YWCA New Mexico and other local co-sponsors in a Week Without Violence. A Week Without Violence has been sponsored by YWCA’s across the country for the past 20 years to raise awareness about domestic violence and inspire communities […]

Valencia Shelter Services Executive Director Alexandria Taylor – “We Don’t Need to See It to Believe It”

Posted on 02. Oct, 2014 by in Articles, News

Member program executive director and NMCADV board member shares her thoughts on our responsibility take action against violence.

Animal Abuse & Domestic Violence – Pam Wiseman & Daniel Abram on KSFR

Posted on 24. Sep, 2014 by in Events, News, Projects

NMCADV Executive Director Pam Wiseman and Animal Protection of New Mexico Deputy Director Daniel Abram give their informative views on animal abuse and domestic violence and talk about our project the Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE). 

NMCADV attends the first meeting of the Conceptual Clarity Project

Posted on 23. Sep, 2014 by in Articles, Events, Meetings, News

Last week in Ann Arbor, MI experts from around the country met to explore the future of Batterer Intervention Programs. NMCADV executive director Pam Wiseman was proud to attend and be part of this project. The Conceptual Clarity Project will be ongoing and continue to develop advancements and innovations to batterer programs. There has been some skepticism […]

NMCADV Executive Director Pam Wiseman comments on the Ray Rice incident

Posted on 10. Sep, 2014 by in Events, News

September 10, 2014Advocates around the country reacted with surprise and relief when the Ray Rice domestic violence incident received so much media attention. After all, this is the sort of thing – and worse – that domestic violence advocates see every day. Unfortunately, in many places, the commission of an act of domestic violence is […]