The NTF: Representing Advocates, Promoting Policy, Coordinating Community

About the NTF

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence ("NTF") is focused on the development, passage and implementation of effective public policy to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

The full membership of the NTF is comprised of a large and diverse group of national, tribal, state, territorial and local organizations, as well as individuals, committed to securing an end to violence against women.

Included are ...

  • civil rights organizations
  • labor unions
  • advocates for children and youth
  • anti-poverty groups
  • immigrant and refugee rights organizations
  • women's rights leaders
  • education groups
  • others focusing on a wide range of social, economic and racial justice issues

The NTF Steering Committee membership includes national organizations whose primary purpose is to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as a limited number of allied organizations who have historically focused significant time, resources and energy to ending violence against women.

For over a decade, the NTF and it numerous subcommittees have been an important vehicle through which to promote our shared public policy goals. Steering Committee members work collaboratively to ensure that public policy initiatives are informed by diverse perspectives, address priority concerns, and help us advance our efforts to end violence against women. The Steering Committee activates the larger NTF membership when appropriate and creates and provides guidance to the numerous NTF subcommittees and workgroups.

The Steering Committee meets by phone every other week, and assumes a direct, hands-on role in public policy advocacy to end violence against women. During these Steering Committee calls, we typically review current policy initiatives, address issues requiring collective action, review and refine policy strategies, and provide guidance to the NTF subcommittees.

NTF Subcommittees

  • Budget/Appropriations
  • VOCA
  • Campus/Sexual Assault
  • Tribal
  • Military
  • Firearms
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic Issues
  • Immigration
  • Cyberstalking/Tech Issues
  • Trafficking
  • Membership

A set of Guiding Principles has been developed to frame the Steering Committee's consensus-building, decision-making and communications process and underscore key policy commitments that remain central to our ongoing policy advocacy.