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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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BWJP Welcomes Julia Weber Esq. MSW, as the Director of the National Center on Gun Violence in Relationships and the Project Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms.   

BWJP Welcomes Julia Weber Esq. MSW, as the Director of the National Center on Gun Violence in Relationships and the Project Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms.  Julia obtained her combined degrees in law and social work from Washington University in St. Louis and has worked for almost 30 years […]

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A Q&A with External Relation Intern Bailey

Bailey Skeeter College: Loyola University Maryland  Graduation Year: May 2023  Major: Psychology, Minor African American Studies From a psychological perspective, gender-based violence can have serious and lost-lasting effects on the mental health and well-being of survivors as rates of gender-based violence disproportionately impact women of color. Research has shown that women of color, particularly Black […]

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Why is it so hard to believe Black women?

Published by: Patrice Tillery, and Christina M. Jones, Esq. “Why did she lie?” “But she had sex with him.” “Her story has changed several times.”  As a victim of intimate partner violence, there are so many things that go through your mind while you are processing the situation. Like any other traumatic event, many people […]

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BWJP Welcomes Two New Staff Members – Patrice Tillery and Kesimy Medina

Patrice Tillery is BWJP’s new Development Coordinator.   Patrice Tillery is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with over 15 years of experience in sales. She is excited to use her skill set to develop relationships that further the BWJP mission. She will assist the development team and help to shape strategies to […]

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BWJP Welcomes Kenneth Noyes, JD, Director of the Gender-Based Violence Initiative

Ken represented survivors in family courts and in the DC child welfare system for many years, which inspired his pursuit for social justice. Ken has considerable non-profit leadership experience having served as the Executive Director of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and as Chief Operations Officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. He worked […]

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