AVON PROGRAM FOR WOMEN & JUSTICE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM
Did you know....
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Domestic violence is the number one 911 call received in virtually every city and town across Arizona.
Every 3 days, an Arizonan loses her/his life as a result of domestic violence.
Approximately 1 in 5 high school students reports being physically abused by a dating partner.
Employer costs resulting from domestic violence exceed $5.8 billion annually.
Domestic violence in Arizona is prevalent and deadly. It continues to impact the lives of nearly every resident of our state in some way. For this reason, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor selected domestic violence as the initial area of focus for the AVON Program for Women and Justice at O’Connor House.
Funded through a grant from the AVON Foundation, this program was established in 2008 to develop and implement initiatives to end domestic violence and improve systems that service victims. The program was not created as another service provider for victims, but rather as a convener of leaders, decision makers and the community to foster collaboration among stakeholders to affect meaningful improvement in the laws, policies and services dealing with violence against women in Arizona.
Justice O’Connor selected Lucia Fakonas Howard and Kim Sterling Heflin to establish and co-chair the Avon Program Domestic Violence Advisory Committee. Through the Advisory Committee and its numerous partners and collaborators, Justice O’Connor continues her commitment to women and justice.
Through its many collaborations and partnerships, the AVON Program for Women and Justice at O'Connor House initiates and participates in the developing and implementing a variety of domestic violence initiatives. Primary areas of focus are listed here:
Employers Against Domestic Violence
Minor Sex Trafficking
For additional information, read about our initiatives here.
O’Connor House is grateful to our many partners who are dedicating resources to this collaborative effort to end domestic violence.
Arizona Attorney General’s Office
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of Courts
AVON Foundation for Women
Governor’s Office on Women, Youth and Families
For more information about the Women and Justice Program at O’Connor House, email: info@OConnorHouse.org.
The Avon Program for Women and Justice does not provide direct domestic violence services. If you need help, please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233.
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