Lynn Rosenthal is the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. From 2000 to 2006, Ms. Rosenthal was the Executive Director and President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). She also served as executive director of a local domestic violence shelter in North Florida and has led state domestic violence coalitions in Florida and New Mexico. While serving in the White House, Lynn has coordinated efforts to reduce domestic violence homicides, address domestic violence in the workplace, raise awareness about the effects of violence on youth, and improve the nation’s response to sexual violence. Lynn is a senior advisor to Vice President Biden and serves on the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Lynn Rosenthal's Posts
- September 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM EDT
Through programs funded by this groundbreaking legislation, police officers and prosecutors are now trained to understand the needs of victims, specialized law enforcement units investigate these crimes, and transitional housing programs help victims rebuild their lives. As a result, annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than 60 percent since the passage of the Act, but more work remains to be done.
Ensuring that LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence Can Access Critically Needed Services and ProtectionsMay 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM EDT
The Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill passed by the Senate in April would remove barriers faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims of domestic violence, whose needs often are overlooked by law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and victim service providers.
- May 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM EDT
House Republicans passed a measure that guts nearly 18 years of established law and undermines the very foundation of the Violence Against Women Act
- April 25, 2012 at 8:53 AM EDT
Native American women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States. By supporting the Leahy-Crapo bill, Congress can provide tribes with the authority to hold offenders accountable for their crimes against Native American women, regardless of the perpetrator’s race
- April 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM EDT
One in five women report having been raped in their lifetimes, and many experience ongoing physical and emotional trauma related to this crime. Women and men who step forward to serve our country must be protected from this devastating crime, and offenders must be held appropriately accountable.
- February 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM EDT
Domestic violence often spills into streets, workplaces, and communities, and is estimated to cost our nation 8 billion dollars a year in lost productivity and health care costs
- January 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM EDT
Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, discusses the fears, threats, and intimidation endured by victims of stalking, and steps the Obama Administration is taking to combat this often-invisable crime.
- January 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM EDT
Attorney General Holder announces that the FBI will be changing the definition of rape used to collect data from local law enforcement about these crimes.
- November 30, 2011 at 2:22 PM EDT
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy (D-Vermont) and Senator Crapo (R-Idaho) introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
- November 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM EDT
Lynn Rosenthal shares her experiences from this past October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She traveled took around the country to visit communities, host roundtable meetings with local domestic violence advocates to hear about their successes in the field, as well as the challenges they are facing every day.