BWJP Presents: Taking Back Control
By The Battered Women's Justice Project
This is a podcast brought to you by BWJP. BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to gender based violence. In this podcast we will bring together advocates from across the country to talk about the importance of centering survivor stories in the work of gender based violence.
Celebrating Bisexual+ Survivors
In this episode, we celebrate and highlight Bisexual+ survivors of intimate partner violence. Bisexual+ people represent a large community under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, with more and more young people identifying as bisexual. We know that bisexual+ people report a higher prevalence of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking than their heterosexual peers, so in this episode we're speaking to Andrea Holland at the Bisexual+ Resource Center to find out more about public health, gender-based violence, and the Bisexual+ community. Find the Bisexual Resource Center at www.biresource.org Twitter/Instagram/Facebook @biresource/bisexualresourcecenter Find a Bi+ Group: https://biresource.org/find-a-bi-group/ Bi+ Health month resources: https://bihealthmonth.org/ Find BWJP at www.bwjp.org BWJP Technical Assistance line: (800) 903-0111 x 1 To discuss Taking Back Control email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 24, 2022
Codifying Coercive Control
This episode builds on our previous one: "Coercive Control in Washington State." We discuss the benefits and drawbacks of codifying coercive control with Kristine Lizdas, co-Director of BWJP's Policy Division. We go in depth about codifying coercive control within the criminal, protection order, and child custody contexts. We discuss BWJP's recent policy papers on coercive control, and our reasons behind not recommending that coercive control be included in state domestic violence laws. BWJP's brief guide on coercive control codification is found here: https://bwjp.org/site-resources/coercive-control-codification-policy-brief-domestic-violence-protection-orders/ BWJP's coercive control matrix can be found here: https://bwjp.org/site-resources/coercive-control-codification-matrix/ Our policy papers on coercive control can be found here: https://bwjp.org/site-resources/coercive-control-codification-brief-a-guide-for-advocates-and-coalitions/ Find us: www.bwjp.org BWJP Technical Assistance line: (800) 903-0111 x 1 To discuss Taking Back Control, email us at email@example.com
October 17, 2022
Coercive Control in Washington State
Coercive Control is a pattern of threatening, humiliating, or intimidating actions. It is a pattern of behavior that seeks to take away an individual's liberty or freedom and strip away their sense of self. Coercive Control is designed to make someone dependent, isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence, and regulating their everyday behavior. Many survivors and professionals in the field of gender-based violence are discussing the importance of coercive control to a full understanding of intimate partner violence. In this episode, we discuss the push to include coercive control in the laws of the state of Washington with Heather Wehr, Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, www.wscadv.org A report on HB 1901, the Washington bill codifying coercive control in protection orders and discussed in this episode, is found here. To discuss Taking Back Control, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 30, 2022
The Open Secret
In this episode we speak with Dave Keck, the former Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, and Jennifer Gollan, a print journalist experienced in reporting on the connection between firearms and gender-based violence, who has worked on a year-long series about the connection between domestic violence and illegal guns. Dave and Jennifer discuss a crisis: across the U.S. laws prohibit abusers from possessing guns, but these laws aren't enforced. That firearms surrender works on the honor system. This is The Open Secret. The National Resource Center works with communities on implementing firearms surrender and trains professionals nationwide on issues surrounding firearms and domestic violence. Its website, "Safer Families. Safer Communities." is linked here. Jennifer Gollan's latest article on firearms and domestic violence, "Revealed: U.S. police consistently miss red flags - and domestic abuse turns deadly," published in The Guardian, is linked here. Her twitter is @jennifergollan. Find BWJP at www.bwjp.org. BWJP's twitter is @batteredwomenjp. BWJP Technical Assistance line: (800) 903-0111 x 1 To discuss Taking Back Control email us at: email@example.com
September 30, 2022
Justice for Survivors Charged With Crimes
The criminalization of survivors of gender-based violence is not new. Survivors end up inside the criminal justice system in so many ways. We talk to Cindene Pezzell, Legal Director of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, an organization working for criminalized survivors since 1987. We discuss about what we would do if we had a magic wand and could fix how the criminal justice system relates to survivors. National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women: www.ncdbw.org Cindene Pezzell may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org NCDBW Phone: (800) 903-0111 x 3 Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at email@example.com or check out our website www.bwjp.org.
March 25, 2022
Teens Deserve Protection Too
Teens and young people deserve to be safe from abusive behaviors. Did you know that most jurisdictions have a separate process for teens to receive protection orders? In this episode, we talk with BWJP Attorney-Advisor Sarah Henry about what the National Center on Protective Orders and Full Faith and Credit does to help teens and their families understand the laws around protection orders. Find your jurisdiction's law around teens and protection orders: https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/states-allowing-juveniles-access-protection-orders.html Need help? Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or Love is Respect, the teen dating violence resource at 1.866.331.9474 or www.loveisrespect.org. You can also reach out to BWJP’s National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit at (800) 903-0111 x 2. Want to know more? Find us at bwjp.org. On Instagram: @batteredwomensjusticeproject. Twitter: @BatteredWomenJP
February 25, 2022
Using Our Platform to Inform Policy
The best national policy is informed by the real-world experiences of the people who policies affect. BWJP recently responded to the Biden Administration's National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. In this episode, we talk to BWJP CEO Amy Sánchez about our response and why organizations should engage with national policy decisions. BWJP's response to the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality: https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/white-house-gender-equity-strategy-report.html White House Strategy: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/National-Strategy-on-Gender-Equity-and-Equality.pdf Want to connect with us? Find us at bwjp.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 25, 2022
The Loyalty Trap: Black Woman, Domestic Violence and Firearms
In the 1980s, Dr. Beth Ritchie coined the concept of "The Trap of Loyalty." The term refers to the immense pressure that black women feel to protect black men even at the expense of their own bodies. In this episode, Alicia Nichols, Deputy Director of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms joins Christina Jones to interview Lashonia Thompson-El and Tiffany Garner about the incredible danger that domestic violence and guns are to black women. The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms (preventdvgunviolence.org) Interviewees: Lashonia Thompson-El, Co-chief Cure the Streets DC and Executive Director of The W.I.R.E. Women Involved in Reentry Efforts [The WIRE] – The WIRE (thewiredc.org) Cure the Streets: OAG’s Violence Interruption Program | Attorney General Karl A. Racine (dc.gov) Tiffany Garner Community Violence Initiative State Manager Giffords Law Center https://giffords.org/people/tiffany-garner/
November 22, 2021
The Lived Perspectives of Latina Survivors
Rosario de la Torre es Co-directora de apoyo a las familias y participación comunitaria de la organización Esperanza United. Rosario a dedicado su vida profesional a ser intercesora de las mujeres latinas sobrevivientes de violencia de género y a abogar por la comunidad. A raíz de su labor, Rosario conoce las deficiencias del sistema y sus limitaciones en cuanto a la comunidad latina se refiere. En este episodio, moderado por Ana Martínez-Mullen de BWJP, Rosario explora la realidad de la comunidad latina y profundiza en cómo el sistema puede servir mejor a las mujeres latinas y sus familias. Este episodio está grabado en español. Rosario de la Torre is Co-director of Family Advocacy and Community Engagement for Esperanza United. As a lifelong advocate for Latina women, she understands where the gaps in the systems exist for Latina women. In this episode, guest hosted by BWJP’s very own Anadelle Martinez, Rosario takes a deep dive into how the system can better serve Latina women and their families. This episode is recorded in Spanish.
October 29, 2021
How we can better serve victim-survivors who identify as LGBTQ.
The most predictive indicator of domestic violence is gender. In most cases, a woman is being abused by a man. Most systems operate with the assumption that a woman is being abused by a man. But how do systems treat people who are in same sex relationships? In this episode, we chat with Connie Burk, a lifelong advocate in the LGBTQ domestic violence space to talk about how the system can be more responsive to victim-survivors who identify as LGBTQ. Want to know more about Connie? Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others: van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura, Burk, Connie: 8580001069340: Amazon.com: Books Transgender Intimate Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Introduction by Adam M. Messinger, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com) Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at email@example.com or check out our website www.bwjp.org.
October 29, 2021
Reclaiming Bodily Sovereignty
Centering the stories of Native women and girls are essential because they are disproportionately impacted by intimate partner violence. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United to dig deeper in what it means to reclaim bodily sovereignty for Native women and girls. Find Dr. Sanchez at TewaWomenUnited.org Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.bwjp.org.
October 15, 2021
Centering the Stories of the Hmong Community
In this episode, we talk to Kabzuag Vaj, Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc. Kabzuag is a longtime advocate and proud Hmong-American who has spent her life working to build collective power and social change. We talk to her about the intersection of firearms and domestic violence and the different ways in which communities can tell their stories. Want to know more about Kabzuag? Find her at Freedom-inc.org. Twitter: @aboutfreedominc Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at email@example.com or check out our website www.bwjp.org.
October 08, 2021
Hearing the Authentic Voices of Black Women
Advocates across the country have been doing some amazing work in culturally specific communities. Antonia Drew Vann, Director and Founder of the The Asha Project, has been working with black survivors of domestic violence for over 30 years. In this episode, we dive into the importance of culturally specific services and why the movement needs to hear the authentic voices of black women. Find Antonia Drew Vann at Ashafamilyservices.org; Find We Are Here MKE at weareheremke.org. Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website www.bwjp.org.
October 08, 2021
The Stories That We Tell
In this episode, we talk with BWJP Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Sujata Warrier about the history of the advocacy movement and the importance of using your privilege to lift up others. Reach out to Dr. Warrier at email@example.com. Find BWJP at www.bwjp.org. Twitter: @BatteredWomenJP Instagram: @BatteredWomensJusticeProject
October 01, 2021
Organizational Shifts and How to Bring Your Whole Self to Your Work
Welcome to Episode 1 of BWJP Present's Taking Back Control. In this inaugural episode, we talk to BWJP CEO Amy Sanchez about the importance of bringing your full self to the table and the importance of amplifying the voices of marginalized survivors of gender-based-violence. Find Amy at ASanchez@bwjp.org. www.bwjp.org IG: @batteredwomensjusticeproject Twitter: @BatteredWomenJP
October 01, 2021
BWJP Presents Taking Back Control
BWJP is proud to present a new podcast that shines a light on gender-based violence. Join us as we talk to advocates from across the United State's about their role as advocates and what systems can do to truly help survivors. Find us online! www.bwjp.org Twitter: @batteredwomenJP
August 24, 2021