Oliver Williams

Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) and a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. He is also the Director of the Safe Return Initiative that addresses the issues of prisoner reentry and […]

Family Safety and Services

About CFFPP and Domestic Violence While CFFPP’s work focuses on the unique barriers affecting no- and low-income fathers, the Center is equally committed to promoting the well-being and safety of women and children. Since its founding, the Center has reached out to and developed working relationships with a variety of women’s organizations and domestic violence […]

Clinton’s Child Tax Credit Proposal: Yes, And….

In its current form, the Child Tax Credit was passed with bipartisan support. In combination with the Earned Income Tax Credit, research suggests that it benefits children “at virtually every stage of life, including improved school performance, higher college enrollment, and increased work effort and earnings in adulthood.” The CTC is a successful policy that […]

Listening to Advocates: DV and Sexual Assault Prevention

In the spring of 2016, End Abuse Wisconsin commissioned the Center for Family Policy and Practice (CFFPP) to facilitate listening sessions about the use of state resources to support domestic abuse and sexual assault prevention across the state of Wisconsin. In these sessions, domestic violence, sexual assault advocates and experts and culturally specific program providers […]

Fatherhood Programs and Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. At the beginning of the month, we explored ways that fatherhood practitioners can talk about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships within their programs as an important step toward preventing sexual assault. We discussed that men who attend fatherhood programs are important leaders in their families and communities and that […]

Healthy Masculinity Action Project Offers Trainings for Town Halls

Healthy Masculinity Action Project(HMAP) is a two-year effort “designed to raise the visibility of healthy masculinity and build a new generation of male leaders across the country who model non-violent, emotionally healthy masculinity, serving as positive change-makers in society.” Organizations, practitioners, and community members can become involved by forming action teams and organizing local town […]