Domestic Violence

For 30 years, numerous Junior Leagues have worked on the forefront of preventing violence against women, educating the public, operating transitional housing, and providing counseling to victims. They have also advocated for the prosecution of perpetrators with federal legislators, ultimately helping to write and pass the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

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  • Isabel’s House

    Isabel’s House, the Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks

    The Junior League of Springfield, Missouri

    The Junior League of Springfield, Missouri partners with an array of healthcare providers and institutions to open Isabel’s House, the Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, which addresses the physical and psychological needs of children whose families are in crisis.

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    Silent Witness National Initiative

    More than 100 Leagues

    Leagues in four countries adopt the Silent Witness initiative to combat domestic violence in their communities.  

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  • Stand! For Families Free of Domestic Violence

    The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay

    The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay established the Family Stress Center to aid victims of domestic violence. Nearly 40 years later the center has merged with another entity to become Stand! For Families Free of Domestic Violence and expanded its scope of services—as well as the number of families it helps.

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    Domestic Violence Initiative

    Various Leagues

    The Junior Leagues played a significant role in the passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the first federal legislation to address domestic violence in the 1980s. Today, numerous Leagues continue to work in substantive ways to educate the public about the problem and to prevent violence against women and their dependent children. 

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