Community Possibilities

Envisioning a Community Free from Domestic Violence: Nancy Friauf

October 13, 2021 Season 1 Episode 13
Community Possibilities
Envisioning a Community Free from Domestic Violence: Nancy Friauf
Show Notes

Nancy Friauf is a tireless leader in the work to prevent interpersonal violence . We met several years ago when Nancy hired CES to help PADV develop a strategy for better demonstrating their outcomes.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Nancy came to do this work.
  • The programs and services PADV offers.
  • The many assumptions people make about victims of interpersonal violence.
  • The pandemic and rates of IPV.
  • How community systems and policies affect those involved in difficult or violent relationships.
  • The recent case that has captured the nation's attention and why BIPOC women victims don't get the same attention. 
  • How community members can help.
  • What Nancy thinks it will take to change our communities.

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Nancy's Bio
Nancy Friauf is currently the President and CEO of the Partnership Among Domestic Violence (PADV), the largest domestic violence agency in Georgia.   Nancy's previous work experience includes program director for the battered women’s and rape crisis program of the YWCA of Cobb County, Executive Director for the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Executive Director of Genesis Shelter, a shelter for homeless newborns and their families.  While at Genesis, Nancy initiated and completed a successful merger with another agency, putting herself out of a job.

Nancy is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett, the Regional Leadership Institute, and the Harvard Business School Executive Education program:  Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management.  Awards include Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Public Policy Amanda Hyatt Fellow 2011 and Martin Luther King Torch of Peace Award, 2013.