NMCADV presents the 5th Annual Community Hero Awards

Posted on 01. Oct, 2015 by in Events, News

September 24, 2015 COMMUNITY MEMBERS HONORED WITH HERO AWARDS FOR SUPPORT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORK TAOS, NM – To kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month which begins in October, the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) will hold its annual Community Hero Awards ceremony and reception on September 24, 2015 at 5 p.m. in […]

The Case for an Interim Executive Director – By Pam Wiseman, NMCADV Executive Director

Posted on 16. Sep, 2015 by in Articles

The Case for an Interim Executive Director By Pam Wiseman Executive Director, NMCADV September 4th, 2015 Interim executive directors are people who serve for a short time after an ED leaves and before a new ED is secured. Often viewed as placeholders, they keep the lights on and the bills paid until a permanent, long-term […]

Excellent insight into dysfunctional communication and lateral violence

Posted on 11. Mar, 2015 by in News, Training

We all know workplace environments can be extremely stressful-especially in domestic violence service programs! This can often lead to dysfunctional communication, which can present itself as lateral violence. Lateral violence is violence, often in the form of bullying, that is used against ones peers or colleagues. This form of aggression is often seen in marginalized or minority groups […]

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 […]

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 […]

NMCADV will host Legislative Session Roundhouse Event

Posted on 19. Jan, 2015 by in Events

HOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES IN NEW MEXICO CREATE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT SANTA FE, NM – A diverse group of executive directors from domestic violence programs across the state of New Mexico will speak on their innovative approaches to providing victim services and the unique impact they each have on their communities. The event “RESULTS: Why Domestic […]

“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 […]

“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. […]

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 […]