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We’re Hiring: Attorney Advisor or Deputy Director, NCPOFFC

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Attorney Advisor or Deputy Director – Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC) About BWJP: The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is the national legal resource center on civil and criminal justice system responses to gender-based violence (GBV). Our projects provide some of the […]

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BWJP Welcomes Jennifer Waindle as the Project Director of the National Center on Improving Community Supervision Responses    

BWJP Welcomes Jennifer Waindle as the Project Director of the National Center on Improving Community Supervision Responses  Jennifer Waindle joins BWJP with extensive experience in domestic violence prevention and law enforcement. She has spent more than 17 years in various leadership roles in DeKalb County in metro Atlanta, helping protect victims and investigate and prosecute offenders while […]

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BWJP Reacts to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s Disappointing Ruling Undermining Federal Firearms Prohibitions for Persons Who Have Committed Acts of Domestic Violence     

ST. PAUL, MN – A federal court has ruled disarming people who have domestic violence protection orders against them does not “fit within our Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.” The court further wrote that the ban under 18 USC § 922(g)(8) is an “outlier that our ancestors would never have accepted.” This reckless interpretation […]

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Have We Been Desensitized to Stalking?     

By Bailey Skeeter and Patrice Tillery    Some people would rather be in jail than alone. Relationships can be emotional, meaningful, and complicated, but should never be dangerous. One way a relationship can become dangerous is through the crime of stalking.    The National Domestic Violence Hotline defines stalking as a pattern of behavior directed at a […]

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BWJP Summer 2023 Internship Program     

BWJP is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to addressing all issues related to gender-based violence. BWJP has seven centers, each offering specialized policy and practice initiatives to improve survivor safety. We strive to create systemic change and maintain a perspective that prioritizes the safety and well-being of marginalized communities.   BWJP is currently seeking applications […]

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Human Trafficking isn’t just a Global Issue. It’s a Local Issue too.     

By Maria Jose Fletcher, Esq.  There are cruel people who take advantage of our most vulnerable for profit, pleasure, or both. We often think it is happening in areas that are foreign to us. But often, it happens right in our own communities.    Trafficking in human beings is rooted in cultural, social, political, and economic […]

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