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Lynn Rosenthal is the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. From 2000-2006, Ms. Rosenthal served as the Executive Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) where she represented 54 state and territorial coalitions whose collective membership included more than 2,000 local domestic violence programs.
Ms. Rosenthal played a major advocacy role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2000 and 2005 and has assisted states and local communities with implementation of this groundbreaking federal legislation. She partnered with The Allstate Foundation to develop a highly successful national initiative to promote economic empowerment for survivors of violence.
Prior to her service at NNEDV, Lynn was director of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and on her return to Florida in 2006, Ms. Rosenthal developed the state’s first comprehensive plan to help survivors of violence find housing. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Lynn Rosenthal has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University.
Lynn Rosenthal's Posts
- December 20, 2010 at 8:05 PM EDT
President Obama signs the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) which includes the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). This bill will help end abuse, give hope to victims, and provide families with the help they need.
- December 17, 2010 at 2:06 PM EDT
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), taking an important step towards improving women’s lives around the world.
- December 6, 2010 at 6:43 PM EDT
The U.S. Senate reauthorized the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) - two important steps toward protecting victims of domestic violence and breaking the cycle of abuse
- November 24, 2010 at 1:20 PM EDT
Vice President Biden highlights the Administration's commitment to ending violence against women.
- October 5, 2010 at 3:20 PM EDT
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, discusses the Presidential proclamation naming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Vice President's recent remarks on the progress made in the 16 years since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.
- September 23, 2010 at 5:56 PM EDT
More than a hundred advocates and college students from around the country gather at the home of Vice President Biden to mark the 16th anniversary of the Violence Against Act (VAWA).
- July 29, 2010 at 5:13 PM EDT
President Obama today signed the Tribal Law and Order Act -- an important step to help the Federal Government better address the unique public safety challenges that confront tribal communities.
- March 23, 2010 at 5:50 PM EDT
As a result of health reform, women who are victims of domestic violence will have better access to health care and will no longer face pre-existing condition discrimination.
- February 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM EDT
Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, details how the Obama Administration is keeping its commitment to combating violence and sexual assault against women in its Fiscal Year 2011 budget.
- January 18, 2010 at 11:20 AM EDT
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, talks about the recent DOJ announcement that the department is strengthening its commitment to fighting crimes of violence against Native American women.
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