Asian Pacific Heritage Month: DV RISC and Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) Discussion Panel

In celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, DV RISC and API-GBV hosted a panel discussion addressing diversity within Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other communities, risk factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) in AAPI communities, assessing for IPV lethality risk for AAPI survivors, and promising community efforts to better assess and manage high risk … Continued

Foundational Building Blocks for IPV Risk Assessment Implementation: Cultural Responsiveness Key Takeaways

Understanding your community is vital when implementing intimate partner violence (IPV) risk assessments. These assessments often don’t account for community-specific factors, which can result in undesirable impacts on marginalized groups. Therefore, it’s imperative to incorporate the perspectives and needs of the communities being served by the assessment or model in use. Drawn from the Foundational … Continued

Special Edition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

This special edition of Restoration (magazine) features joint efforts to honor Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) during the 2022 National Week of Action culminating into the National Day of Awareness for MMIW. This edition also highlights understanding the crisis and uplifting family voices of MMIW.

Homicides of American Indians/Alaska Natives — National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2003–2018

Homicide is a leading cause of death for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Intimate partner violence (IPV) contributes to many homicides, particularly among AI/AN females. This report summarizes data from CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) on AI/AN homicides. Results include victim and suspect sex, age group, and race/ethnicity; method of injury; type of location … Continued

2020 Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report + Special Feature on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Peoples

Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), the pandemic has inequitably impacted BIPOC survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Tribal Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault programs are chronically underfunded, leaving Native women and girls more vulnerable to violence. This report highlights once more the urgent need to think differently about … Continued

A Sample of Predominately African American Domestic Violence Victims Response to Objective Risk Assessments

Most stakeholders agree domestic abuse is a problem. Many agree the need to assess for abuse risk is important.  Some value the usefulness of objective risk assessment measures. But what if all stakeholders worked to merge objective risk assessments and victim risk perceptions to solidify safety?  During this process, additional research is needed to understand … Continued

Rooted in Culture: Approaches to Abusive Partner Intervention in Native Communities

In this podcast, host Juan Carlos Areán from Futures Without Violence speaks with Aldo Seoane and Greg Grey Cloud, co-founders of Wica Agli, and Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell, the director of the National Native Coalition of Men’s Programs, about their abusive partner intervention program in South Dakota and their national work to improve safety and prevent domestic … Continued

Domestic Violence in Asian & Pacific Islander Homes

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence has been compiling and updating statistics on domestic violence in our communities since 2001. Building on the previous editions (2009, 2015, 2019), Facts & Stats Report: Domestic Violence in Asian and Pacific Islander Homes: Updated and Expanded 2020 includes new data along with expanded information. This report raises … Continued