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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”
Member program executive director and NMCADV board member shares her thoughts on our responsibility take action against violence.
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).
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 […]
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 […]
Pam Wiseman speaks to with Santa Fe Radio Cafe host Mary-Charlotte, covering upcoming NMCADV projects including: the Message Matters conference, detailing why messaging and communication is important in creating support for domestic violence work and understanding who our detractors are; our partnership with Animal Protection New Mexico and the CARE program, explaining the link between animal […]
The NM Coalition Against DV and its member programs believe that yesterdays Supreme Court’s decision in State of NM v Almanzar is a good start toward greater protection for domestic violence victims. We celebrate the Supreme Court’s reliance on the Family Violence Protection Act and their recognition that the first priority in addressing domestic violence […]