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September 2000Vol. 1, No. 6Project Targets Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Ten States will participate in a new public-private project aimed at addressing domestic violence in the workplace.

The Corporate Citizenship Initiative (CCI) on Domestic Violence was spearheaded by the National Workplace Resource Center on Domestic Violence, a program of the nonprofit Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF). Corporate sponsors of CCI are the Hitachi Foundation, Blue Shield of California, and Verizon Wireless.

The project will assemble teams in each State representing leaders from business, government, labor, victim advocates, and domestic violence coalitions. The teams will work to educate employers and employees about domestic violence and help establish model programs on domestic violence in the workplace. The project also will include a train-the-trainers component to widen the initiative's reach.

The participating States are Arizona, California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and West Virginia.

For more information, contact FVPF at:

Family Violence Prevention Fund
383 Rhode Island St., Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 415-252-8900
Fax: 415-252-8991

Related Items

Also see "Health Professionals to Focus on Domestic Violence Day" in this issue of CB Express.

To read a CB Express article about a U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics report on violence against women, see "Justice Bureau Examines Rates of Violence Against Women" in the June issue.

For other related CB Express articles, search our archives for "domestic violence."

The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information has materials available on domestic violence. Visit the publications section of the Clearinghouse website ( or call 800-FYI-3366.