Additional Notes From Episode 11

  • Resources by State

    Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    P. O. Box 4762
    Montgomery, AL 36101
    Hotline: 1 (800) 650-6522
    Office: (334) 832-4842 Fax: (334) 832-4803
    Website: www.acadv.org
    Email: info@acadv.org

    Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    130 Seward Street, Suite 214
    Juneau, AK 99801
    Office: (907) 586-3650
    Website: www.andvsa.org
    Email: andvsa@andvsa.org

    Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    2800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1570
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Hotline: 1 (800) 782-6400
    Office: (602) 279-2900 Fax: (602) 279-2980
    Website: www.azcadv.org
    Email: info@azcadv.org

    Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    1401 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 170
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    Hotline: 1 (800) 269-4668
    Office: (501) 907-5612 Fax: (501) 907-5618
    Website: www.domesticpeace.com

    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
    P. O. Box 1798
    Sacramento, CA 95812
    Hotline: 1 (800) 524-4765
    Office: (916) 444-7163 Fax: (916) 444-7165
    Website: www.cpedv.org
    Email: info@cpedv.org

    Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    1120 Lincoln St, #900
    Denver, CO 80203
    Office: (303) 831-9632
    Website: www.ccadv.org

    Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    912 Silas Deane Highway, Lower Level
    Wethersfield, CT 06109
    Hotline: (888) 774-2900
    Office: (860) 282-7899 Fax: (860) 282-7892
    Website: www.ctcadv.org

    Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    100 W. 10th Street, Suite 903
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Northern Delaware: (302) 762-6110
    Southern Delaware: (302) 422-8058 Bilingual: (302) 745-9874
    Office: (302) 658-2958
    Website: www.dcadv.org

    DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    5 Thomas Circle, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    Office: (202) 299-1181 Fax: (202) 299-1193
    Website: www.dccadv.org
    Email: info@dccadv.org

    Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    425 Office Plaza
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    Hotline: (800) 500-1119
    TDD: (850) 621-4202
    Office: (850) 425-2749 Fax: (850) 425-3091
    Website: www.fcadv.org

    Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    114 New Street, Suite B
    Decatur, GA 30030
    Hotline: 1 (800) 334-2836
    Office: (404) 209-0280 Fax: (404) 766-3800
    Website: www.gcadv.org

    Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence
    P.O. Box 1093
    Hagatna, GU 96932
    Office: (671) 479-2277 Fax: (671) 479-7233
    Website: www.guamcoalition.org
    Email: info@guamcoalition.org

    Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    810 Richards Street, Suite 960
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Office: (808) 832-9316 Fax: (808) 841-6028
    Website: www.hscadv.org

    Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
    300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 130
    Boise, ID 83706
    Office: (208) 384-0419
    Website: www.idvsa.org
    Email: info@engagingvoices.org

    Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    Hotline: (877) 863-6338
    Office: (217) 789-2830
    Website: www.ilcadv.org

    Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    1915 W. 18th Street, Suite B
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Hotline: 1 (800) 332-7385
    Office: (317) 917-3685 Fax: (317) 917-3695
    Website: www.icadvinc.org

    Iowa Coalition against Domestic Violence
    3030 Merle Hay Road
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    Hotline: 1 (800) 942-0333
    Office: (515) 244-8028 Fax: (515) 244-7417
    Website: www.icadv.org
    Email: icadv@icadv.org

    Kansas Coalition against Sexual & Domestic Violence
    634 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS 66603
    Hotline: 1 (888) 363-2287
    Office: (785) 232-9784 Fax: (785) 266-1874
    Website: www.kcsdv.org

    Kentucky Domestic Violence Association
    111 Darby Shire Circle
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Office: (502) 209-5382 Fax: (502) 226-5382
    Website: www.kdva.org
    Email: info@kdva.org

    Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    P.O. Box 77308
    Baton Rouge, LA 70879
    Hotline: 1 (888) 411-1333
    Office: (225) 752-1296
    Website: www.lcadv.org

    Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
    One Weston Court, Box#2
    Augusta, ME 04330
    Hotline: 1 (866) 834-4357
    Office: (207) 430-8334 Fax: (207) 430-8348
    Website: www.mcedv.org
    Email: info@mcedv.org

    Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
    4601 Presidents Dr., Ste. 370
    Lanham, MD 20706
    Hotline: 1 (800) 634-3577
    Office: (301) 429-3601 Fax: (301) 429-3605
    Website: www.mnadv.org
    Email: info@mnadv.org

    Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence/Jane Doe, Inc.
    14 Beacon Street, Suite 507
    Boston, MA 02108
    Hotline: 1 (877) 785-2020
    TTY/TTD:  1 (877) 521-2601
    Office: (617) 248-0922 Fax: (617) 248-0902
    Website: www.janedoe.org
    Email: info@janedoe.org

    Michigan Coalition To End Domestic & Sexual Violence
    3893 Okemos Road, Suite B2
    Okemos, MI 48864
    Office: (517) 347-7000 Fax: (517) 347-1377
    TTY: (517) 381-8470
    Website: www.mcedsv.org

    Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women
    60 Plato Blvd. E, Suite 130
    Saint Paul, MN 55107
    Hotline: 1 (866) 223-1111
    Office: (651) 646-6177 Fax: (651) 646-1527
    Website: www.mcbw.org

    Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    P.O. Box 4703
    Jackson, MS 39296
    Hotline: 1 (800) 898-3234
    Office: (601) 981-9196 Fax: (601) 981-2501
    Website: www.mcadv.org
    Email: support@mcadv.org

    Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
    217 Oscar Dr., Suite A
    Jefferson City, MO 65101
    Office: (573) 634-4161
    Website: www.mocadsv.org

    Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
    32 S Ewing St
    Helena, MT 59601
    Office: (406) 443-7794
    Website: www.mcadsv.com
    Email: mtcoalition@mcadsv.com

    Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition
    245 South 84th St, Suite 200
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    Office: (402) 476-6256 Fax: (402) 476-6806
    Spanish Hotline: (877) 215-0167
    Website: www.ndvsac.org

    Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence
    250 South Rock Bldvd., Suite 116
    Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 828-1115 Fax: (775) 828-9911
    Website: www.nnadv.org

    New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
    P.O. Box 353
    Concord, NH 03302
    Hotline: 1 (866) 644-3574
    Office: (603) 224-8893 Fax: (603) 228-6096
    Website: www.nhcadsv.org

    New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women
    1670 Whitehorse Hamilton Square
    Trenton, NJ 08690
    Hotline: 1 (800) 572-7233 TTY: (800) 787-3224
    Office: (609) 584-8107 Fax: (609) 584-9750
    Website: www.njcbw.org

    New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    1210 Luisa Street, Suite 7
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    Office: (505) 246-9240 Fax: (505) 246-9240
    Website: www.nmcadv.org
    Email: info@nmcadv.org

    New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    119 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Albany, NY 12210
    Hotline NYS: 1 (800) 942-6906
    Hotline NYC: 1 (800) 621-4673
    Office: (518) 482-5465 Fax: (518) 482-3807
    Website: www.nyscadv.org

    North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    3710 University Drive, Suite 140
    Durham, NC 27707
    Office: (919) 956-9124 Fax: (919) 682-1449
    Website: www.nccadv.org

    North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services
    525 N. 4th St.
    Bismark, ND 58501
    Office: (701) 255-6240 Fax: (701) 255-1904
    Website: www.ndcaws.org

    Ohio Domestic Violence Network
    Hotline: (800) 934-9840
    Website: www.odvn.org

    Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    3815 N. Santa Fe Ave., Suite 124
    Oklahoma City, OK 73118
    Hotline: 1 (800) 522-7233
    Office: (405) 524-0700 TTY: (405) 512-5577
    Website: www.ocadvsa.org
    Email: info@ocadvsa.org

    Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
    9570 SW Barbur Blvd., Suite 214
    Portland, OR 97219
    Hotline: 1 (888) 235-5333
    Office: (503) 230-1951 Fax: (503) 230-1973
    Website: www.ocadsv.org

    Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
    Harrisburg PA 17110
    Office (717) 545-6400 TTY (800) 553-2508
    Website: www.pcadv.org

    Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer
    Apartado 193008
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-3008
    Office: (787) 281-7579
    Website: ww.pazparalamujer.org
    Email: pplmsmtp@ayustar.net

    Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    422 Post Road, Suite 201
    Warwick, RI 02888
    Hotline: 1 (800) 494-8100
    Office: (401) 467-9940 Fax: (401) 467-9943
    Website: www.ricadv.org
    Email: ricadv@ricadv.org

    South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    P.O. Box 7776
    Columbia, SC 29202
    Office: (803) 256-2900
    Website: www.sccadvasa.org

    South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    P.O. Box 141
    Pierre, SD 57501
    Office: (605) 945-0869
    Website: www.sdcedsv.org

    Tennessee Coalition To End Domestic & Sexual Violence
    2 International Plaza Dr. Suite 425
    Nashville, TN 37217
    Hotline: 1 (800) 356-6767
    Office: (615) 386-9406
    Website: tncoalition.org

    Texas Council on Family Violence
    P.O. Box 163865
    Austin, TX 78716
    Office: (512) 794-1133 Fax: (512) 685.6397
    Website: www.tcfv.org

    Women’s Coalition of St. Croix
    P.O. Box 222734
    Christiansted, VI 00822-2734
    Hotline: (340) 773-9272
    Fax: (340) 773-9062
    Website: www.wcstx.com
    Email: info@wcstx.org

    Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
    205 North 400 West,
    Salt Lake City, UT 84103
    Hotline: 1 (800) 897-5465
    Office: (801) 521-5544
    Website: www.udvc.org

    Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
    P.O. Box 405
    Montpelier, VT 05601
    Hotline: 1 (800) 228-7395
    Office: (802) 223-1302 Fax: (802) 223-6943
    Website: www.vtnetwork.org
    Email: vtnetwork@vtnetwork.org

    Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
    5008 Monument Avenue, Suite A
    Richmond, VA 23230
    Office: (804) 377-0335
    Website: www.vsdvalliance.org
    Email: info@vsdvalliance.org

    Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    711 Capitol Way, Suite 702
    Olympia, WA 98501
    Hotline: 1 (800) 562-6025
    Office: (360) 586-1022 Fax: (360) 586-1024
    Website: www.wscadv2.org
    Email: wscadv@wscadv.org

    West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    5004 Elk River Road, South
    Elkview, WV 25071
    Office: (304) 965-3552 Fax: (304) 965-3572
    Website: www.wvcadv.org

    Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    1245 E. Washington Ave, Suite 150
    Madison, WI 53703
    Office: (608) 255-0539 Fax: (608) 255-3560
    Website: endabusewi.org
    Email: wcadv@wcadv.org

    Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
    P.O. Box 236
    710 Garfield Street, Suite 218
    Laramie, WY 82073
    Office: (307) 755-5481 Fax: (307) 755-5482
    Website: www.wyomingdvsa.org

  • In a Violence Policy Center study on cases where men murder women there were 239 women shot and killed by either their husband or intimate acquaintance during the course of an argument.

    Nationwide, for homicides in which the weapon could be determined (1,458), more female homicides were committed with firearms (54 percent) than with any other weapon.

    What can I do to prepare myself for an emergency situation?

    • Safety planning is done best when it is specific to you and your situation. We strongly advise you seek out your local domestic violence organization or shelter to aid you in creating this plan.
    • Important things to consider in making your safety plan:

      Ensuring that law enforcement knows of any firearms prohibitions.

      Finding friends and family members that can help you in this process.

    • Make a list of the firearms your abusive partner possesses and whether they have

      ammunition, and keep the list in a safe place. This list can be helpful if you need to go to court or law enforcement to ask for help in having the firearms removed. However, if your abuser has access to your phone, computer, or other personal belongings, do not put yourself at further risk by writing this information down.

    • Getting a protective order in many states can require that an abusive partner turn over their guns. Ask the court to do so, and also ask the court to do a follow up compliance review to make sure the abuser has actually turned in the firearms.
    • If your partner is a convicted felon, anonymously let your partner’s parole/probation officer know your partner has a gun.
    • Familiarize yourself with First Aid techniques online or take a class through the Red Cross.

      For additional support and information about resources in your area:

      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) | thehotline.org

      Firearm Safety Sheet

      Tip Sheet:
      Firearm Safety in Domestic Violence Situations

      The presence of a firearm in a domestic violence situation increases the likelihood of death by five to eight times. Has your partner:

      • Threatened to use a firearm against you, your children, or family and friends?
      • Threatened to use a firearm against a pet?
      • Threatened to kill him/herself?
      • Used a firearm as a threat to keep you from seeking help?These are signs of escalated danger and it is strongly advised to seek support.

        Please note: This tip sheet is meant to provide general guidance and information. Do not take any actions or follow any tips that make you feel unsafe.

        “He’s never pointed it at me but he has laid it down on the table to say that I shouldn’t, [‘]cross the line[‘].”

        “He threatened my five-year-old son that he would shoot the entire family and maybe others.”

        Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
        Can I report my abuser and have their firearms and ammunition taken away?

        • If your abuser has been convicted of qualifying misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence (MCDVs), they are prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm.1
        • If your abuser has a qualifying protection order filed against them, they are prohibited under federal law from possessing or transporting a firearm or ammunition.2 3If I choose to report, where do I do that?
          • If you or a loved one are in immediate danger: 911
          • To report illegal firearms activity: 1-800-ATF-GUNS (1-800-283-4867)
          • To report firearms theft, call the Firearms Theft Hotline: 1-888-930-9275
          • Call your local police department using their non-emergency number
          • Call your local domestic violence organization to be connected to a victim advocate

      NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE • 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) • WWW.THEHOTLINE.ORG

      Can I get a restraining order and/or press charges?

      You have the right to file a charge against your abuser for things such as threat or use of a deadly weapon, threatened or attempted homicide, threat of or actual rape, criminal assault, aggravated assault, harassment, stalking or interfering with child custody. Go to your local police station or call 911. If you press charges and firearms were involved in the abuse or violence, ask the police or prosecutor for help in having the firearms removed and getting the court to prohibit the abuser from obtaining any other firearms.

      A protective order can help protect you immediately by legally keeping your partner from physically coming near you, harming you or harassing you, your children or your family members. This legal documentation to keep your abusive partner away from you can often contain provisions related to custody, finances and more. If you are concerned about your abuser’s use or threatened use or possession of firearms, you can also ask the court to have law enforcement remove the firearms and prohibit the abuser from obtaining any other firearms.

      Please note: a protective order cannot guarantee your safety, but it can be one step in an overall safety plan.

      If the abuser possesses firearms and has been threatening or hurting you in any way, with or without the firearms, strongly consider letting a victim advocate or the police know. Domestic violence escalates over time, and an abuser can very quickly move from threats to actual use of a firearm. A victim advocate can help you make a plan for how to stay safe and how to safely report the existence of the firearms.

      Where can I get an application to get a restraining order?

      • Courthouses
      • Women’s shelters
      • Volunteer legal services offices
      • Some police stations
      • What information will I need for the FBI to conduct a background check for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV)?
      • At least one of the following: defendant’s (i.e. the abusive partner) social security number, driver’s license number, address, or date of birth.
      • Case or docket number of the MCDV
      • If the defendant was an “intimate partner” of the victim
      • Has the defendant been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a MCDV
      • Did the defendant have the right to a jury
      • Was the defendant represented by counsel
      • If the defendant received notification of their conviction keeping them from possession of a firearm or ammunition.For more legal information visit womenslaw.org.

       

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