Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

As Congress returns for the lame duck session, they face a number of outstanding issues — one of which is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is a vital to the safety of victims, survivors, and their communities; it cannot simply be checked off of Congress’s to-do list by changing the dates for existing funding, ignoring the cries of countless survivors and direct service providers to do more. Survivors and their communities need Congress to take meaningful action.


The awareness of the scope of sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking occurring in our nation has never been greater. Congress must pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization that invests in increased evidence-based prevention, enhances survivors’ access to safety and justice, and maintains critical protections for vulnerable communities.


Requested Action

Contact your members of Congress to tell them:

  • VAWA is vital to protecting community safety, preventing violence, serving victims, and holding abusers accountable.
  • A VAWA that rolls back important protections for vulnerable communities or that fails to make important improvements identified by victims and survivors is unacceptable. Simple changing the dates on the existing funding will not address the needs of survivors.
  • VAWA has always been, and must always be, bipartisan.

2017 Anti-Bullying Conference- Riverside California

Anti-Bullying Conference

The 2017 Anti-Bullying Conference will gather school administrators, educators, law enforcement officials, psychologists, youth organization leaders, community representatives, parents and others from Southern California and beyond who are committed to addressing the bullying epidemic.

The annual conference will present the most up-to-date knowledge and offer many occasions for structured dialogue regarding bullying.  Presentations will be on the latest anti-bullying research, provide practical tools that attendees can take back to their schools and organizations. Our goal is to create awareness, promote workable solutions for preventing bullying and promote an opportunity for professional development.

Companies or organizations requiring an invoice or sending payment, please download the Conference Registration Form.  Return form to Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation, PO Box 2605, Riverside, CA 92516; email to; or fax to 951-682-2755.  For further information, call the Foundation at (951) 682-2753.

ABI Conference Registration Form

International Bullying Prevention Association(IBPA) hosts an annual conference November 5-7 in Nashville!!

International Bullying Prevention Association

The International Bullying Prevention Association (IBPA) hosts an annual conference to bring together those working to keep our schools and communities safe from bullying. Join us Nov. 5-7 in Nashville.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization: Job Opening

West Virginia State Director
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
The West Virginia State Director will manage CAIR’s civil rights and advocacy work in West Virginia. Tasks include community relations & organizing, media & civic engagement advocacy, delivering programs, and fundraising.
Primary duties include:
Organize public forums, media events, civic engagement efforts, educational events and campaigns for community empowerment
Establish and execute an annual fundraising plan, including seeking funds from private and corporate foundations, government grants, private donors and other potential sources; establish and maintain professional working relationships with potential and current funders and individual donors
Interface and build relationships with local community members, media, elected officials, community leaders, and others
Assist in resolving civil rights discrimination complaints
Oversee local office operations and supervise interns, and volunteers
Develop and disseminate local news releases, newsletters, and action alerts
Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the office facility
Other duties as assigned
All CAIR staff, whether permanent or temporary, are required to assist in general duties such as answering of phones, assisting with office management and cleanup, assisting with special projects such as conferences, conventions, mass mailing, and other CAIR events. CAIR employees may be asked to participate in events outside of normal business hours as instructed by CAIR Management.
The ideal candidate will have:
Demonstrated leadership, management, time-management and multi-tasking abilities
Nonprofit fundraising experience, including knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies
Ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments and meet deadlines; must be able to work well both independently and in a team environment
Passion for the mission of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
A proactive disposition showing interpersonal skills; superior communication (both verbal and written); core computer skills
Experience offering presentations to audiences and donors
An understanding of civil rights issues relating to American Muslims
Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field
Previous or current CAIR experience highly preferred

To Apply submit resume and cover letter to:
453 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Fax: 202.488.0833
Founded in 1994, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with its national headquarters located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. CAIR has 30 chapters across the country.
CAIR takes a multi-pronged approach to pervasive civil rights violations, including legal advocacy, civic engagement, coalition building, media, research, community outreach, and education.
CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.



Human Trafficking Hotline

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.
Call the Hotline1-888-373-7888

WV Center for Children’s Justice: Children’s Justice Task Force

Child Abuse and neglect are community problems requiring community solutions. The WV Children’s Justice Task Force, a multi-disciplinary body of public and private agencies and individuals, is committed to the protection of children. Our mission is to identify barriers to the successful investigation, prosecution, and resolution of child abuse and neglect issues; and to educate and advocate for change.
The WV Center for Children’s Justice (WV CCJ) at the West Virginia State Police administers the federal Children’s Justice Act (CJA) grant funds for the state of West Virginia. Funds are utilized to develop innovative programs to improve the investigation, prosecuting and judicial handling of child abuse and neglect cases. The West Virginia CJA Task force is responsible for making recommendations to the WV DHHR, Bureau for Children and Families regarding policies, programs and funding which improve the system’s handling of these cases.

WV Center for Children’s Justice
WV State Police Academy, PDC
123 Academy Drive
Dunbar, WV 25064

(304) 766-5881