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Review for Stop Abuse Campaign, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Studies from the CDC provides the sad information that exposure to domestic violence and child abuse is far more harmful than previously understood. Even non-physical abuse is likely to shorten lives and cause a lifetime of health problems mostly from the stress. The good news, however is that prevention could be used to reduce cancer, heart disease, mental illness, substance abuse, suicide and many other scourges of society. The mission of the Stop Abuse Campaign is therefore to prevent ACEs. Many people don't know that custody courts relying on outdated and discredited practices routinely send children to abusers. The Stop Abuse Campaign has developed the Safe Child Act which is a group of best practices based on the belief that the health and safety of children should be the first priority and courts should integrate current research. They have promoted the Safe Child Act and educated professionals and the general public. This is important work because our children are suffering.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Center for Judicial Excellence, San Rafael, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the Center for Judicial Excellence concerning the broken custody court system and have always been impressed with the great work they do. They make such an important contribution to keeping children safe.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We have a calamity in the custody court in their response to domestic violence. The courts do not have the training they need and routinely place children in danger. The NCADV is one of the organizations that gets it and provides enormous support for protective mothers. Anything I have ever requested to help protect battererd mothers and their children has been enthusiastically provided. I wish I could say the same for the courts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish that had more resources because their work is so important.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The NCADV is the leading organization in the country working to end men's violence against women. In speaking to women around the world, I have repeatedly heard how fortunate we are in this country to have an organization like this. They have the moral authority to speak on behalf of women partnered with abusers and I particularly appreciate the strong support they are providing for protective mothers. Many people in the public are not aware that there is a crisis in the custody court system that has resulted in thousands of children being sent to live with abusers. The NCADV has made this issue a major priority.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been working with them on the protective mother issue and they have helped in every way I have requested.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wish they were given the financial resources needed to do the important work of ending domestic violence.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people involved are caring and are working hard to improve the world

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have had wonderful experience working directly with staff and with many other volunteers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide training in domestic violence to the many professionals who influence people's lives but don't understand domestic violence. They could help publicize the problem in this country and work with the media to improve the public's understanding of dv

Ways to make it better...

they were given the resources they need to support all the work that is needed

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the lack of adequate funding, the ignorance of professionals working on cases involving domestic violence (which they often don't recognize), the power and influence of abuser groups.

One thing I'd also say is that...

They are doing a remarkable job with the limited resources they have. We are so lucky to have an organization like the NCADV

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I have spoken at their conferences and helped to review potential workshops.