EVAWI's CFC # is 11400
We would like to thank all of the federal employees and military personnel who support our work through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Your donations help us create a world where sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking are unacceptable -- where perpetrators are held accountable, and victims receive the compassion, support, and justice they deserve. We consider every dollar contributed to be important and every donor like you to be the reason we are able to continue our vital work.
EVAWI is unique in that we are the only multidisciplinary organization working to end violence against women by improving the criminal justice and community response system. Each and every day we receive requests for technical assistance -- from police officers, prosecutors, health care providers, advocates, and survivors -- who plead for justice. Our goal is to train community professionals to respond appropriately to victims, so they get the help they need, while improving the law enforcement investigation and successful prosecution of these crimes. Thank you for helping us to help them.
Since its inception in 2003, EVAWI has provided training for almost 4,000 professionals, including police officers, forensic nurses, advocates and other first responders. This training has been provided at 15 live conferences and through the OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) we launched in 2007. We have also had over 120 military personnel attend our annual conferences alone.
"Thank you so much for your time and technical assistance. This will all be very helpful, and if there is a chance that this case can be salvaged, this will be it... You all are wonderful."
- NCIS Investigator
How to Donate to EVAWI through the Combined Federal Campaign:
EVAWI's CFC # is 11400
Here are some brief examples of what we have accomplished with donations through the CFC:
2012 Visionary Award Given to Russell Strand
EVAWI recently bestowed our Visionary Award on Russell Strand, a retired US Army Special Agent (Criminal Investigation Division) and current Chief of the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division at the U.S. Army Military Police School. He received the award at our 2012 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking in San Diego, California.
|Army Military Police SVU Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. (Both Dr. Kim Lonsway and Executive Director, Joanne Archambault work with Russell Strand and his Highly Qualified Experts to conduct the course.)
Mr. Strand was recognized for his long career of dedicated service to the women, men, and children who are victims of violence, as well as the training program that he originally developed for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division -- but now draws investigators and prosecutors from all branches of the military as well as civilian agencies. Strand has particularly focused on developing an interview strategy referred to as the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (or FETI). This training program and the FETI approach have created measurable change in the U.S. military’s response to sexual assault, by helping investigators and prosecutors gather the information they need to hold offenders accountable. It now serves as a model for best practices within the military, and in civilian agencies around the world.
Watch the Award Video
Read more about Russell Strand and his many accomplishments
Read NBC article on how Russell's training aims to improve how military sexual assaults are investigated
Shirley Pacely visits Illinois Air National Guard
EVAWI is represented by Board member, Shirley Paceley at the Kick-Off Celebration for federal employees presented by the Central Illinois CFC at the Illinois Air National Guard, 183rd Fighter Wing located in Springfield, IL. EVAWI was one of the agencies chosen by LFCC to provide information at the event. Shirley made available materials that illustrate the importance of services funded through their donations.
CFC funding, in particular, allowed us to create the Start by Believing public awareness campaign, bringing a “dream” idea into reality. We have long felt the need for an educational campaign dedicated to changing the way we as a society respond to victims of sexual assault. While we as professionals work as hard as we can -- to improve the services we offer to sexual assault victims and reform the criminal justice system to hold more offenders accountable -- we will only have limited impact if victims continue to face a gauntlet of disbelief and blame. We need to change how we all respond to victims.
Start by Believing
We encourage you to explore the Start By Believing website, Facebook page, blog, and Twitter feed. Then we hope you will join us. Please consider supporting the campaign by making a financial donation to EVAWI.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
We work with the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Indian affairs to develop policies and protocols, and disseminate best practices to improve the professional response to victims who are Native American or living on Tribal lands. For more information, read the Department of Justice press release.
Thank you for your commitment to End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
To date, EVAW International has received $96,154 in donations from the generous and caring individuals who participate in the CFC program.
Your contribution supports our ability to improve the criminal justice response to violence against women, your donation helps in enhancing services for victims and holding offenders accountable. We consider every dollar contributed to be important and every donor to be the reason we are able to continue our vital work.
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EVAWI's CFC # is 11400
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