Equality Can't Wait Challenge

The Domestic Violence Justice Project for Communities of Color

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

The Domestic Violence Justice Project will support women in communities of color to conduct research on domestic violence, advocate for justice, and lead community efforts transforming norms and behavior.

Last Updated: January 2022
Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • Georgia, United States
  • Alaska, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • New Mexico, United States
  • Massachusetts, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

The Domestic Violence Justice Project will support women in communities of color to conduct research, build coalitions to advocate for justice system reform, and lead community efforts to transform norms and behavior. In 52 states and territories, we will build the capacity of small organizations embedded in communities of color to research survivors' experiences and identify obstacles to help-seeking and justice. These organizations will build coalitions to leverage their data, raising awareness and improving justice system responses in their state. Academic researchers will scale the model to a three-year research and advocacy project in eight communities of color around the U.S. Findings will inform the culturally-specific design of a community empowerment initiative, which will shift norms and behavior through survivor-led support groups, adolescent peer leader programs, and groups for men who harm. The database housing the research will serve as an unparalleled resource informing policy, legislation and practice regarding domestic violence.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

website: https://casamyrna.org
Organization Headquarters
Massachusetts, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
51 to 100
Annual Operating Budget
$5.1 to 10 Million

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