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National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

Founded in 1995, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is the only national coalition dedicated to reducing violence and its impacts on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) communities in the United States. NCAVP currently brings together LGBTQH anti-violence programs in cities and regions across the United States and in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario. 



NCAVP Mission

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQH communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change. We strive to increase power, safety and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.

NCAVP Members

To find the local member program closest to you, visit NCAVP's pdf member list.

National Reports

NCAVP produces two annual national reports on LGBTQH Hate Violence and LGBTQH Intimate Partner Violence, the only national reports of their kind. NCAVP uses these reports to document and raise awareness of the prevalence of this violence, advocate for policy and funding changes that will increase resources to address LGBTQH violence, and recommend strategies to prevent, respond to, and end this violence.  

Most Recent Report:

2012 Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence released Octobe 1, 2013. 

pdf Read the full text of NCAVP's 2012 Report on Intimate Partner Violence here. (Large file, may take a minute to download)

pdf Read the Media Release for NCAVP's Report on Intimate Partner Violnece here

Read all of NCAVP's Reports here

NCAVP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center

NCAVP coordinates the National LGBTQ Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center. The NCAVP LGBTQ TTA Center provides free ongoing technical assistance and support to current and potential Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees nationwide through a toll-free warmline number, list serve, Deaf-accessible instant messaging AIM, and resource bank of LGBTQ anti-violence materials. The NCAVP LGBTQ TTA Center is available for direct service and advocacy organizations seeking answers, support, and strategies to become inclusive of and accessible to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer survivors, including HIV-affected survivors.

Support for Local and Developing Anti-Violence Programs

NCAVP assists established and developing local anti-violence programs by providing technical assistance and support for their anti-violence efforts, referrals to promising practice models, information and materials sharing from experts across the country, and more. Contact us to receive support and technical assistance for your local anti-violence efforts.

Violence Response

NCAVP provides direct rapid response to critical incidents of LGBTQH violence across the country and assists local communities in their anti-violence efforts responding to violence.

Report Violence: NCAVP encourages anyone who has experienced violence to pdf contact a local anti-violence program for support or report this violence through our secure online form

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Get Involved: Join NCAVP in our efforts to prevent and respond to LGBTQH violence. To learn more about our national advocacy contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .