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The Impact of Medical Racism and Sexism on Maternal/Child Health

One of the most insidious forms of racial oppression is medical racism which, combined with medical sexism, causes especially devastating harm to Black women and children. Black women are 3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women. The majority of the deaths, 2 in 3, are preventable, and all of the causes of these disparities can be traced back to structural racism. A general lack of access to medical care means that Black mothers are much more likely to receive prenatal care late in their pregnancy…

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

For the past twenty years, the FBI Victim Services Division has stationed Victim Services Specialists in every FBI field office throughout the United States and territories. Victim Services Specialists work with victims of federal crimes during the FBI investigation, providing resources and referrals, emotional support and case status updates. The FBI Victim Services Specialists work closely with local agencies to ensure victims needs are met as well as the US Attorney’s Office’s Victim Witness Coordinator to ensure a continuum of care for those victims whose criminal cases are federally prosecuted.

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY)

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY)

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) is the most comprehensive service provider for the thousands of unaccompanied homeless youth in Southern Nevada. Exclusively serving unaccompanied homeless youth, ages 12 through 20, NPHY provides free and confidential wraparound services uniquely designed to meet the varied needs of young people. NPHY’s programs and services include street and community outreach, Safe Place mobile crisis intervention, basic needs services, family reunification assistance, emergency shelter, a drop-in center, life skills training, therapy, transitional housing, education and employment assistance, enrichment activities, and case management by licensed…

Preventing Interpersonal Violence With a More Equal And Just Economy

Understanding the factors that make people more vulnerable to interpersonal violence can also help us identify protective factors that can keep them safe. This is how we begin to understand violence prevention in a more holistic way. It’s not just about addressing restrictive gender roles and educating people about healthy relationships. We also need to look at how various forms of oppression make people more vulnerable to violence, and understand that the struggle to end interpersonal violence is tied to other struggles for justice. Poverty is one such form of…

Creating a Culture of Prevention In the Hospitality Industry

Party Smart started out as a public awareness campaign to provide basic safety tips to local and visiting party goers on the Strip. Over time, as new research and best practices for violence prevention became available, Party Smart shifted to educating the public about active bystander intervention. A few years ago, that public education turned into structured training in bystander intervention for staff at bars and nightclubs. Today, Party Smart encompasses both the Stay SAFE (Sex Assault Free Environments) and SAint (Sexual Assault Intervention) trainings. In partnership with LVMPD Crime…

Federal Action on MMIW

The epidemic of violence against Indigenous women reaches back beyond the beginnings of the United States as a nation. We now recognize how sexual violence has been deployed against Indigenous communities as a tactic of genocide. In recent history, we’ve made small moves to begin addressing this violence – like increasing protections for Indigenous women in the Violence Against Women Act. Now, following tireless activism by Indigenous communities, the federal government is taking significant action to address these issues. In October 2020, two bills seeking to address violence against Indigenous…

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