Report on LGBTQ intimate partner violence in U.S. released

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National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program

On October 26, 2010, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released the Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence in the United States in 2009.

Key findings include:

  • “Total reported cases are up in light of decrease in staff/organizational services available to provide services and report on the data;
  • Reported incidents of LGBTQ domestic/intimate partner violence are increasingly deadly;
  • Young adults make up 1/3 of reported cases
  • Barriers to reporting and accessing services may have increased for undocumented immigrants;
  • Reports to police are up, but so are reports of police misconduct and missarrest” (NCAVP 2010)

The report also provides recommendations to policy makers as well as to community organizations and service providers to make LGBTQ inclusive policies and organizational programming an integral part of the systems approach to combat violence.

Media Release for the Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence in the United States in 2009

Full Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence in the United States in 2009

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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