Advocacy matters.

July 23, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

On July 21, during the VOCA signing ceremony, U.S. President Joe Biden shared a story that moved him – a story that End Abuse Director of Policy and Systems Change Jenna Gormal offered from her previous experience as a shelter advocate. As she lobbied for the #VOCAFix over the past several months, her advocacy included educating lawmakers about the complex dynamics of abuse and the need for stable funding for local programs.

VOCA Fix Passes Unanimously in the Senate, Secures Billions in Victim Service Funding

July 21, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

On July 20, with an extraordinary vote of 100 to 0, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1652, the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 ("VOCA Fix"). The bill will impact over 6,000 local domestic violence shelters, child abuse treatment programs, elder fraud and abuse services, rape crisis centers, and legal services programs in every U.S. state and territory.

Newly Released! Transformative Multidisciplinary Team Bulletin – Summer 2021

June 16, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

The latest edition of Transformative, our quarterly newsletter for advocates & multi-disciplinary teams, is released for Summer 2021, with a focus on PRIDE MONTH! With dedicated sections including Local Voices, Policy Spotlights, and Practices for Healing and Accountability, Systems Change Coordinator Tegan Swanson provides tools to foster change, accountability, and healing in our personal and professional communities.

2021 Annual Services Survey Open Through July 22!

June 11, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Each year, we ask all who use our services – domestic violence program staff, allies, & survivors statewide – to take a survey that asks: How can we best work together? From trainings & resources, to help and support, it’s a chance to tell us how we’ve done, reflect on where we are, and shape where we should go. Share your thoughts, and form the future of our work!

Our Thanks and Congratulations to Bonnie Brandl

May 28, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Founder and current NCALL Director, Bonnie Brandl, is retiring after 30 years of leadership at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Brandl has worked in the gender-based violence movement since 1982, and as a recognized leader within the elder abuse field and domestic violence movement, Brandl’s career holds many notable accomplishments.

In the Wake of Green Bay Shooting, End Abuse Identifies Gender-Based Violence as Public Health Crisis in Wisconsin

May 4, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

“Gender-based violence, which takes many forms including harassment, workplace violence, stalking, and domestic violence, must be understood for what it is: a community issue that requires community-based solutions. It is too often dismissed as a personal or private matter, and known patterns that predict future violence are ignored by those with power to prevent harm. This recent tragedy demonstrates the far-reaching ramifications of not addressing root causes of violence."

2019-2020 Annual Report: The Shadow Pandemic of Domestic Violence – Adjusting Coalition Services During Unprecedented Times

April 29, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Few things were highlighted more throughout 2020 than interconnection and the need to shift when something is broken. We were shown on a global scale that it is in the interconnectedness of people, of issues, and of support systems that we may find not only the source of our struggles, but also the solutions. To see how the coalition responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, view our 2019-20 Annual Report here.

Newly Released! 2021-2023 Legislative Agenda

April 19, 2021 by Elise Buchbinder

Legislative advocacy is a unique and essential way we work to ensure the public policy landscape in WI is one that centers survivors and member programs across the state. This two-year agenda summarizes our advocacy stance on priorities like housing and homelessness, economic justice, the criminal legal system, prevention, transformative justice, racial equity, and dismantling white supremacy.