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
- November 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM EST
Vice President Biden delivers remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Chicago’s first new domestic violence shelter in over a decade
- November 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM EST
Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close, but I want to make sure immigrant survivors are not forgotten by shedding light on the important ways in which sensible immigration reform that has already passed the Senate will protect victims and hold abusers accountable.
- October 31, 2013 at 4:12 PM EST
Vice President Biden created the National Domestic Violence Hotline in the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 (VAWA) and has long championed the cause of ending domestic violence.
- September 13, 2013 at 12:32 PM EST
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The initial VAWA legislation focused on changing law enforcement practices, improving the criminal justice system, and increasing access to shelters and services for victims. VAWA strengthened the federal criminal code, creating interstate crimes of domestic violence and doubling penalties for repeat sex offenders.
- June 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM EST
Men across the country united to say NO MORE to violence against women and girls by engaging in online trainings, workshops, and community dialogues
- April 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM EST
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and Americans are urged to support survivors to continue the progress towards addressing sexual assault.
- March 14, 2013 at 10:30 AM EST
Screening victims for risk factors at crime scenes, in hospital emergency rooms, and in court and linking those most at risk with immediate crisis intervention services can help prevent the most dangerous cases of domestic violence.
- October 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM EST
From its humble origins in 1981 as a Day of Unity, October -- Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- has become a time to celebrate survivors, congratulate advocates, empower victims, and mourn the deaths of those lost to domestic violence.
- September 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM EST
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 10:06 AM EST
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.