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Who’s monitoring the Stop VAW Grant recipients? (Oregon)

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Anne Caroline Drake website, with characteristic pointed questions and pulling facts together, asks about:

Oregon’s new “Domestic Violence Czar,”

Erin S. Greenwald

And whether cleaning up the DV IN-house will be on the agenda, as shutting up women trying to leave DV if they are NOT on the government payroll, or federal dole.

(This is just an excerpt — her site has photos & details.)

Will Greenawald Clean Up the Mess?

Ms. Greenawald is being paid $97,008 under a federally-funded Stop Violence Against Women Act Grant:

Greenawald will be responsible for developing training materials, best-practice policies and other publications to improve the identification, investigation and prosecution of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Given the fact that a high percentage of recent dometic violence in Oregon were committed by her peers, I would have hoped her first priority would be to rid the ranks of Oregon’s criminal “justice” system of domestic violence perpetrators.

Kroger must not have done a basic Google search of Ms. Greenawald before he hired her.  The first thing I found was a very disturbing YouTube video.  I had read about the case featured in the video earlier today in a comment by PearlWhitcomb to a story in the Oregonian about Ms. Greenawald’s appointment:


My next post shows more on the studying fatherhood grants, just a tiny sampler I think we should know about, involving Cornell University…

Whether Fatherhood or Violence Against Women Acts,


Again, “GUIDESTAR.org” is a good start.  Start LOOKING at some of the 990s, and then asking, how long are we going to fund “studies” before some actually practice (like stopping it!) gets into place.

The scam, my friends, is that the US population (certain sectors of it, male and female) ARE the study.  I know that wasn’t Anne Caroline Drake’s point, above, but it’s mine. 

What kind of characters are attracted to these positions?

And isn’t DV about simply abusive inordinant control and out-of-control-dictatorship behavior by the abuser?

So then what is the word “CZAR” doing in there?  I mean, think about the connotations.

Think also about the connotations that you can “domesticate” “violence.”

Animals are domesticated, like cats & dogs, and cattle.  What is this person going to “rule” over — domestic violence itself? 

At what point does language become meaningless, and how many years past that point are we, in these matters?

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  1. Thanks for helping to get the word out on this. Actually, the word “czar” was mine ~ it seemed to fit what she’s charted to do ~ it is a bit like a dictatorship ~ isn’t it?

    My angst actually is quite similar to your own. It seems an awful lot of money is being spent on staff people without much direct service getting delivered.

    It is pretty clear to me that the folks in OR are clueless. It’s like Anna Quindlan said in BLACK & BLUE: “What are you going to do, Fran, call a cop?”

    Who do you call for help when the cops, prosecutors, and judges are beating and murdering their family members??? How likely is it that these folks can be trained to behave??? Not bloody likely IMHO.

    From what I’ve read about Judge Susan Carbon, the new head of the VAW office, I doubt they had someone like Erin Greenawald in mind when they funded that STOP grant. I was thrilled by the announcement until I read about her track record.

    Anne Caroline Drake

    March 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    • I recently got a list of the FY2010 OVW grantees, including STOP grants ARrest grants, LAV grants, Housing, “Supervised” Courts” and Campus FY, Rural, and others.

      As ever, the best -positioned groups (that still are stopping violence against women, that I can see) are getting the lion’s share, for example endabuse.org in SF got over a $million.

      I comment on these in the Rightsformothers.com post, recent, which talks about some meetings and a webcast with some prominent women’s group leaders (including Lynn Rosenthal of OVW), i.e.

      The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women and their families, promote public dialogue, and strengthen communities and societies. IWPR is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization that also works in affiliation with the women’s studies and public policy programs at George Washington University.

      It follows this topic, and you might be interested (after it’s approved, assuming it is. My comments are obnoxiously long)

      I simply pointed out that one of the speakers was a personal friend of Valerie Jarrett who, with her connections, helped put the Obamas in the Senate AND in the WHite House. And, through Habitat with Humanity, was a slumlord.

      Among the former cronies, as developers and raising funds for the Obamas, was Tony Rezko..

      well, I’m assuming with your background, you know these things. But it just caught my attention — why are INNOCENT mothers seeking help from the companions of people who came to power in the company of others connected with bribery, money laundering, and fraud?

      This goes on BOTH women’s and Men’s gender issues — and sometimes grants from both sides go to the same group.

      The purpose of the “coalitions” is to “consolidate” the funding and control the dialogue, squeezing out nonconformists, or small fry — that actually deliver help to people in trouble.


      March 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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