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For over 3o years Voices Against Violence and Laurie’s House have been providing free and confidential crisis intervention, support, and advocacy services to victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. Click here to learn more about our organization.

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Violence Against Women Act Marks 20th Anniversary

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a landmark law that has been the foundation for a significant changes in how we think about and respond to domestic and sexual violence … Continue reading

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Standing Our Ground: Reproductive Justice for Marissa Alexander

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