The Board of the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Sanchez as its Executive Director effective September 28, 2020. A thorough national search has resulted in a stellar candidate and we now look forward to supporting her leadership!

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe and into our homes, domestic abusers are finding new ways to exercise coercive control. This short video describes how abusers can exploit social distancing and shelter-in-place policies to achieve power and control over household members.

In the first week of April, BWJP staff sat in on a Zoom call with over 75 people in Miami-Dade County working together in responding to intimate partner violence during the current public health crisis. Read about what the Miami-Dade court and CCR systems are doing in response to COVID-19.

Online processes can increase access to dispute resolution for some domestic violence survivors, but come with their own limitations. We've put together a tipsheet to help make these sessions as effective as possible.

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BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to intimate partner violence.

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