How To Join CAVNET

Founded by Marc Dubin, Esq., former Special Counsel to the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women, CAVNET (Communities Against Violence Network) serves to bring together experts and advocates addressing violence against women, human rights, suicide, school violence, bullying, and crime victims with disabilities. We are a partner with Lifetime Television's End Violence Against Women Project and a recipient of a Ms. Foundation grant.To join, send a resume or brief bio to Marc Dubin, Esq, Executive Director, at Marc may also be contacted by cell phone at 305-896-3000. See Follow Marc on Twitter:@ADAExpertise

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Men As Victims of Intimate Violence

An article by Marc Dubin, Esq., Executive Director, CAVNET

There have been a series of articles published recently in major newspapers addressing the question of
the degree to which men are victims of intimate violence. (Cathy Young , “In Abuse, Men Are
Victims, Too”, published in the Boston Globe, June 16, 2003, and Karen S. Peterson, “Studies Shatter
Myth About Abuse”, published in USA TODAY, June 24, 2003). As a man who has prosecuted domestic violence, served as Special Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office at the Justice Department, and serves as Executive Director of CAVNET (Communities Against Violence Network (, a nonprofit that networks experts and advocates nationwide and provides a comprehensive online database
on the subject, I want to try to respond tosome of the issues raised in these articles....

"....According to the Justice Department, which oughta know, 85% of intimate violence is committed against women. Only 5-15% of intimate violence is committed against men...."


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