A Call To Action For Domestic Violence and Stalking Reform

Jodie SanJuan
Jodie SanJuan 112 Comments
583 Signatures Goal: 500




The domestic violence and stalking service community is currently a self-regulated system that is broken. Victims face enormous obstacles when trying to find assistance, and often when they reach out for help, they are overly-referred, turned away or denied service, from agencies that donot offer 'direct services' to victims, but continue to receive the lion's share of government funding.
The most critical point in the victimization cycle is when a victim reaches out for help. Without proper access to much needed services, victims are often unable to escape or survive the cycle of violence, and become disenfranchised by the very system put in place to protect them. Without help,Stalking victims are finding it necessary to ‘self-advocate’. While this may work for some, other victims that may be up against a psychologically aggressive perpetrator do need outside assistance from advocates that are trained to handle high-risk domestic violence and stalking cases.
It is crucial that funding is reallocated to organizations that provide direct and much-needed services for victims in order to prevent further violence, re-victimization and even homicide.
There is a solution, but we need public support as we work to make a difference and enact change. Help us as we urge policy-makers to reform the current system and take stalking and domestic violence reform seriously. Please sign and share this petition, and if you would like to learn more, or get involved with our reform efforts please visit Survivors In Action. Thank You!

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  • deana devincenzo
    deana devincenzo United States, Hummelstown
    Oct 19, 2017
    Oct 19, 2017
    My ex-husband is a lawyer allowed to stalk and harass me through the courts continuously!!!!
  • Johanna Alperin
    Johanna Alperin United States, Denver
    Oct 06, 2017
    Oct 06, 2017
    I'm the victim lost in the cracks, abused by the system, lost everyone and everything. Only have shelter bc 3 local agencies helped but short term. I really have no way of making I just try. THANK YOU! I don't want anyone to ever fight the fights I do and have, never!!! Happy to help in the future (if I make it) so just reach out if my story or advocating is helpful!

    My attorney made a gofundme after criminal trial but bc my reputation was fully destroyed and not reparable it didn't work and things are far more destitute now, that was written last march. But the content my lawyer wrote is helping and links to 4 local newspaper article on my case (they don't explain the case but the gist).

    So here's a link If curious to learn!
    https://www.gofundme.com/johannavictim


    I'm a fighter but everything is terrible wrong, illegal and yes lack of education or aid...then take my tiny town that had no help for a victim like me. It's horrifying the situation.

    Signed with LOVE,

    Johanna Alperin
  • Glori  Williams
    Glori Williams United States, Paso Robles
    Sep 08, 2017
    Sep 08, 2017
    My ex husband was the most abusive psychopath, along with being extremely dangerous. Stalking and abuse were two things he did very well. I'm proud to sign this petition.
  • Jessica Korn
    Jessica Korn United States, Lancaster
    Feb 01, 2017
    Feb 01, 2017
    Please help.. please
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