Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

From victim to survivor, In the news, & Centuries of progress - Fall 2017 newsletter

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Ortner Center posted a powerful new video showing how we link people, numbers, and policy. To view the video on YouTube, click here.


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The Ortner Center launches a new project that aims to obtain the release of a select group of women serving life sentences in Pennsylvania prisons. Click here for the Director’s message.

Faculty affiliated with the Ortner Center are leaders in their field. The news media seek their knowledge, perspectives, and information about new research regularly. For a few highlights, click here.



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From victim to survivor. Click here for excerpts from an interview with Renee Norris-Jones.

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Centuries of progress. Much has changed. There is still a lot of work to do be done. For a few highlights, click here.