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Pennsylvania Coalition Against
Domestic Violence

Working collectively to build stronger, safer communities.
Read about What We Do.

Screen Shot 2014 09 08 at 9.45.37 AM $2100+ raised so far! We need YOU!

$2,100+ raised so far! We need YOU!

Donate now! You can help us transform lives in Pennsylvania by winning the Pennsylvania Purple Purse Challenge!

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We are excited to let you know that we're part of an amazing campaign called The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge. The Challenge runs through October 3rd and the non-profit that raises the most for their cause during that timeframe will get a grand prize of $100,000 from Allstate Foundation. To win would mean so much to our cause so we are out to make it happen.

UPDATE: Ravens Fire Rice After Video Shows Assault

posted on September 9, 2014

9/9/2014 Video "changes things," says Ravens leadership Read the Baltimore Sun article

Why would Goodell even need to see the new video to take such strong action? Read the Philly.com Opinion by Ronnie Polaneczky with Jeannine Lisitski, executive director of Philadelphia's Women Against Abuse

NPR's Morning Edition 9/10/2014- discussing how media coverage doesn't "ring true" to women/survivors and how twitter and other social media conversations are bringing out voices of real women about their experiences of DV. #whyIstayed #whyIleft

Thank You, Commissioner Goodell

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PCADV commends NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on his decision to enhance the NFL's policies on domestic violence.

"Thank you, Commissioner Goodell, for sending a clear signal to your players, employees and owners, and most important, to society, that domestic violence will not be tolerated in the National Football League. We all make mistakes, but a good leader learns from his mistakes and uses that knowledge to make wiser decisions. Your strict new penalties for domestic violence offenders will help save lives and keep families safer. We invite you to join #acalltomen by visiting www.pasaysnomore.com and signing the pledge to end domestic violence and sexual assault."
-- Peg J. Dierkers, executive director, PCADV

Read the full text of Roger Goodell’s letter to NFL owners on domestic violence

In July, Ms. Dierkers published an OpEd on PennLIve in which she was "heartened by the vociferous public backlash against Goodell's (earlier lenient) verdict, especially from men...men must play a leadership role."

PCADV Conference Features Workshops on Housing & Prevention, Oct. 8 & 9

LFasnachtYouT_img_08282014 PCADV Conference Features Workshops on Housing & Prevention Oct. 8 & 9

Advocates are urged to attend to work with experienced practitioners and proven tools to assist survivors of domestic violence. Advocate workshops focus on Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors and Teen Dating Violence Prevention.

Click for Schedules and to Register

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle took the pledge to end gender violence in Pennsylvania.

CHurdle150x_img_06162014 Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle took the pledge to end gender violence in Pennsylvania.

He's issued #acalltodads across Pennsylvania to join him. It's easy to do. Just visit www.pasaysnomore.com

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