I am very excited to announce that through the generosity of the Verizon Foundation, CAEPV will be upgrading the platform of its website and making changes that will make the site even more user-friendly and easier to navigate.
The CAEPV website is considered by many an invaluable resource providing a vast (and ever-growing) inventory of information, tools, research, materials and statistics related to domestic violence and the workplace. It is important to us that we are responsive in our effort to make the site the best it can be - and thanks to the Verizon Foundation, those visiting the new site will find it much easier to locate what they need.
Consider this -- the CAEPV National Telephone Survey (also generously sponsored by the Verizon Foundation) found that 21% of full-time employed adults are victims of domestic violence -- and the Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS) survey released in October '06 indicated 24% of workplace violence incidents in the past year were domestic violence related for companies with 1,000 or more employees.
These statistics alone are enough to see the value of providing an updated CAEPV website. Then, when one considers the BLS finding that only 4% of US workplaces provide any kind of training on domestic violence - the information on the site becomes vital to changing this situation and the landscape of US businesses.
The new site is scheduled to premiere in February of 2007. We hope it will make it even easier to help employers find the tools they need to recognize and respond to domestic violence effectively in the workplace.