National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence ( designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. Founded in 1998, the vision for the National Center was to create an organization that encouraged and created unprecedented levels of collaboration among professionals working to end violence against women. The National Center trains law enforcement officers in their response to domestic violence and sexual assault through partnerships with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the National Center for Rural Law Enforcement, and the National Sheriffs’ Association. In addition, the National Center trains and consults with numerous organizations and systems across the country that are addressing domestic violence and sexual assault issues. The National Center provides meeting planning support to approximately 48 other organizations throughout the U.S. that are designing and hosting a variety of educational events for community and governmental agencies working on ending violence against women through grants funded by the Office on Violence Against Women.