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

RGoodellNFL_img_wiki_08292014 PCADV Executive Director Peg Dierkers commends NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on his decision to <a class="ExternalLink " title="enhance the NFL's policies on domestic violence" href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/08/28/roger-goodell-admits-mistake-toughens-nfl-domestic-violence-policy/mWBqhsnJNiiOKr23FnM8xM/story.html" target="_blank">enhance the NFL's policies on domestic violence</a>.

"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, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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

Starting September 2, you can donate toward Economic Justice for Pennsylvania victims

posted on August 25, 2014
logo_AllstateFound150x Starting September 2 you can donate toward Economic Justice for Pennsylvania victims

The Purple Purse symbolizes a ticket to financial independence for a domestic violence victim. Campaigns for Economic Justice such as those Allstate supports are crucial for victims to break away from an abuser, and be able to stay away. Abusers often keep control of their victims by keeping tight control over the family purse strings, sabotaging victims' careers, withholding money and controlling purchases - even of raspberries!

A national fundraising and awareness raising event, the Allstate Purple Purse Challenge benefits local non-profits that help domestic violence victims. Donations made in Pennsylvania will stay in the commonwealth.

A Call To Men: A Call To Action

posted on August 7, 2014
TonyPorter150x_img_08142014 A Call To Men: A Call To Action

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV), with support from FISA Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, invites you to join us on September 11, 2014, for A Call To Men: A Call To Action.

We are calling on human service providers, first responders, community and youth leaders, faith leaders, mentors, educators, coaches, health and mental health professionals, activist, students, fathers, grandfathers, uncles, business leaders, male advocates from domestic and sexual violence programs and anyone else that cares about our youth to join Co-Founder and Co-Director of A Call To Men, Tony Porter as he shares an important message about healthy masculinity!

Click here to Register today

"Revenge Porn" Bill Supported by PCADV Signed by Governor
Provides for criminal arrest and civil damages

keybdHandc150x_img_07032014 "Revenge Porn" Bill Supported by PCADV Signed by Governor
-Provides for criminal arrest and civil damages

Act 115 of 2014 - aka House Bill 2107-Unlawful Dissemination of an Intimate Image makes it a crime to intentionally shame or harass one's current/former intimate partners by the publication of nude or sexual photos or videos. The bill takes effect September 7, 2014.
Read the Penn Live article
Read the analysis
Read PCADV's letter of support

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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