Celebrating Solutions Award

Dec 11th, 2012 In: Latest News & Updates By: Comments 0

We’re celebrating being a 2012 recipient of
The Mary Byron Project’s “Celebrating Solutions Award.”


For the 10th year in a row the Mary Byron Project has selected four organizations to receive their “Celebrating Solutions” awards. These groups are recognized for innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Local and national experts helped select the top programs they believe serve as models for the nation. “These are wonderful organizations that are working tirelessly to put an end to domestic violence,” said Marcia Roth, Executive Director. “The Mary Byron Project is proud to recognize them for the great work they’re doing.”

This is an incredible honor for the Sin By Silence team and our work with the Global Center for Women & Justice. This partnership developed our Stop the Violence campaign that strategically focused our advocacy to bring the message of incarcerated survivors to communities and campuses across the country. We are grateful for this recognition of our efforts to provide a model for the entire nation to replicate, utilize and implement in furthering the movement to end violence against women.

Click here to read more about The Mary Byron Project.

Click here to read more about the Global Center for Women & Justice.

“Celebrating Solutions” Award Recipients:

· Asian Women’s Center – San Francisco, CA
The citywide Multilingual Access Model Program serves as a bridge between non-English-speaking domestic violence survivors and the services and resources AWS and partners provide. AWS recruits bilingual, bicultural women from underserved communities to become paid, on-call language advocates who speak over 40 languages.

· Day One New York – New York, NY
Day One is the only program in New York solely focused on preventing dating violence among youth and assisting young victims of relationship abuse. Through an interdisciplinary program combining community education, organizing, legal and counseling services, Day One engages youth in activism and helps adolescents and teens develop and maintain safe and healthy relationships throughout their lives.

· Sin by Silence and The Global Center for Women & Justice at Vanguard University (Stop the Violence Campaign) – Costa Mesa, CA
The Stop the Violence Campaign takes the message of the award-winning documentary Sin by Silence — which provides a unique look behind prison walls to reveal a new perspective on the tragedies of domestic violence — around the globe, focusing on college-age audiences to empower students and create advocates to become passionate foot soldiers in the battle against domestic violence.

· Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV); Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) – Warwick, RI
RICADV supports and assists the six domestic violence prevention agencies in Rhode Island. SOAR is a grassroots taskforce of the RICADV made up of domestic violence survivors dedicated to lending their voices to change the systems that oppress women, while educating the community about the dynamics of domestic violence.

About the Mary Byron Project:

The Mary Byron Project – Fostering Innovations and Strategies to End Domestic Violence – was established in memory of the young woman whose murder led to the creation of VINE. As a nationally recognized thought leader on domestic violence, the Mary Byron Project cultivates and supports efforts that extend beyond crisis management to attack the root causes of this epidemic and help build safer, healthier communities. Learn more at www.marybyronproject.org.

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