END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (EVAWI)

Seeking justice together, one response at a time.

aka EVAW International   |   Colville, WA   |  http://www.evawintl.org

Mission

We inspire and educate those who respond to gender-based violence, equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to support victims and hold perpetrators accountable.  We promote victim-centered, multi-disciplinary collaboration, which strengthens the response of the criminal justice system, other professionals, allies, and the general public - making communities safer.

Ruling year info

2003

Chief Executive Officer

Joanne Archambault

Main address

115 West Astor, Suite 208

Colville, WA 99114 USA

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EIN

75-3095110

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) was founded in 2003 by Sergeant Joanne Archambault, who retired from the San Diego Police Department after serving almost 23 years in law enforcement. During the last 10 years, she supervised the Sex Crimes Unit which had 13 detectives and was responsible for investigating approximately 1,000 felony sexual assaults within the City of San Diego each year. During her decades of work with victims and other professionals, Sergeant Archambault saw a critical need for training in sexual assault investigation. Resources were available for professionals in health care, victim advocacy and social services, however, criminal justice professionals desperately needed training to improve the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. EVAWI was created to fill this void.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

International and Regional Conference

In 2021, we hosted our first ever virtual conference. 1,936 individuals participated in our Virtual Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Trauma and Resilience. The live event was held April 6-8, 2021, with recorded content available to all registrants for an additional 90 days. Participants represented 50 states, 4 U.S. Territories and 8 countries.

Participants walk away from our conference with new skills, but they also feel energized and supported by an army of peers who share their passion and dedicated work on behalf of survivors.

Our annual conference has been scheduled at specific locations through 2032. We also plan to host smaller regional conferences throughout that time frame.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) helps professionals expand their knowledge and skills in sexual assault investigation, prosecution, victim services, and community collaboration. There are 19 self-paced modules with 213 hours of training, including learning activities, video clips, review exercises, and case scenarios. Each module is full of resources, tools, and supplementary materials to enhance the learning experience. After passing each end-of-course test, participants can download a personalized certificate of completion.

More than 40,000 people have registered for the OLTI since its launch in February 2007.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our webinars offer cutting edge training, both as live events and archived recordings. In 2020 alone, nearly 23,000 individuals participated in live webinars or viewed the archived recordings. Webinar topics range from a stalking survivor’s firsthand account of navigating the legal system, to building a trauma-informed culture at law enforcement agencies.

We now offer 120 webinars in our archives, which include access to the recording of the live event along with handouts and other supplementary materials (e.g., background articles, associated reports, policy templates, sample forms).

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each day, staff members respond to requests for information and technical assistance from a broad range of professionals, journalists, survivors, support people, and others.

The requests we receive are often complex, requiring hours and even days to work through the consultation. More than one-quarter of these requests were for technical assistance consultations with subject matter experts Sgt. Joanne Archambault or Dr. Kim Lonsway.

EVAWI is a multiplier - there's a ripple effect. When we train one person and they take that training back to their agency, we've impacted an entire community. For example, with technical assistance, we’ve helped law enforcement agencies move from using outdated approaches to interviewing survivors to implementing best practices. The technical assistance we offer helps professionals and organizations apply the most current knowledge to enhance their programming and policies.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Web statistics demonstrate the value of our online resources for professionals working in the field. In 2020, for example, our website drew more than 338,000 unique visitors. The number of page views surpassed 6.6 million in that same year, with an average of more than 18,000 page views per day. This includes visitors to the EVAWI website, as well as the OLTI and our Start by Believing website.

Visitors also access a wide range of documents and resources from our website. In 2020, more than 283,000 resources were downloaded, including published articles, reports, and other training and technical assistance materials. This is an average of 775 resources and tools accessed every single day during 2020. Yet these figures do not include the Training Bulletins and other e-blasts that are sent to our list of more than 57,000 individuals.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Start by Believing (SBB) is a public action campaign that transforms the way we respond to sexual assault. Too often, survivors aren’t believed when they reach out to loved ones, their community, or the professionals whose job it is to help. A negative response can worsen the trauma and create an environment where perpetrators face zero consequences for their crimes.

When we do believe survivors, it changes lives. Our belief helps survivors begin to heal and helps them access justice. Start by Believing fosters a positive community response, uniting allies and supporters, and improving our personal reactions. The goal is to change the world, and outcomes for victims, one response at a time.

EVAWI provides communities free toolkits and hands-on assistance to launch Start by Believing campaigns that spread the message “we believe and support survivors.” In the past 10 years, 577 communities worldwide have adopted the Start by Believing philosophy

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of hours of training

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

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Related Program

Website and Online Resources

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

International and Regional Conference

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, EVAWI's 2020 annual conference was cancelled.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Working with professionals inside and outside the criminal justice system, we seek to improve outcomes for victims and pursue accountability for their assailants. Our goal is to protect victims, prevent future attacks, and keep our communities safe.

We envision a world where gender-based violence is unacceptable on every level – where the victims whose lives, families and communities are torn apart, receive the compassion, support and justice they deserve.

When we create a system that helps victims not only to heal, but to thrive, they will transform our world with strength, hope, and joy.

• Provide education, training, technical assistance, and expert consultation
• Formulate policies and disseminate best practices to guide reform efforts
• Develop and disseminate original training curricula and resource materials
• Conduct and disseminate original research to guide reform efforts
• Evaluate, compile, and disseminate findings from the research literature
• Plan, execute, and evaluate public education efforts (e.g., media campaigns)
• Promote multidisciplinary collaboration
• Coordinate with other organizations in pursuit of our shared vision

As a professional training organization, we offer a broad portfolio of resources to improve criminal justice and community responses to gender-based violence:

• Our OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) helps professionals expand their knowledge and skills in sexual assault investigation, prosecution, and community resources.
• Conferences bring you cutting edge training on a wide range of subjects, from leading experts.
• Webinars offer state-of-the-art training either as a live event or from the archives.
• Our Training Bulletins keep subscribers updated on new topics, resources, and developments in the field.
• Our Resource Library provides a wide array of documents, videos, policies, protocols and templates to adapt for your agency.
• FAQs and Online Resources are continually updated, so you have the tools you need to implement best practices.
• One-on-one Technical Assistance is also available for individuals and communities.

In 2020, together we impacted more survivors of gender-based violence than ever before. With funding from donors, federal grants, and our annual conference, we provided 138,026 hours of training and support for law
enforcement, health care, victim services, and other professionals. Our OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) saw 12,347 modules completed, and we had 21,833 webinar participants.

More than 57,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, health care providers, and advocates received regular email updates on emerging issues and groundbreaking resources for effective investigations and prosecutions. Globally, 577 communities promoted Start by Believing campaigns, committing to support victims when they disclose sexual assault.

We are proud to give professionals the tools they need to hold offenders accountable, change the culture, and bring justice and healing to those hurt by violence.

The current shift in attitudes about sexual assault and survivors underscores the significance of a trauma-informed, multi-disciplinary response to gender-based violence. As a result, we have doubled-down on our efforts to provide new evidence-based training modules, training bulletins, and webinars.

Our organization continues to grow and evolve as we work diligently to honor our commitment to serving the dedicated field of professionals doing this work every day.

Financials

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END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (EVAWI)

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ann Burdges

Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN

Forensic Registered Nurse Consultant

Aurelia Sands Belle

Executive Director, Durham Crisis Response Center

Varsha N., JD

Independent Consultant / Guest Lecturer

Catherine Johnson

Assistant Director of Investigation, US Center for SafeSport

Ann Burdges

Consultant / Trainer

Beya Thayer

Executive Director, Yaapai Justice and Mental Health Coalition

Elizabeth Donegan

Sergeant, Austin Police Department (Ret.)

Richard Mankewich

Sergeant, Sexual Offender Surveillance Squad, Orange County Sheriff's Office

Pete Lewis

Superintendent, Colville School District

Stacey Mitchell

Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Jennifer LaCoss

Medial Director, Adult Palliative Care Services, University Hospital

Craig Swaisgood

Senior Director, Houston Astros

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/14/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/14/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.