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Results Projects as of 2003

Awards Given and Received

John Peterson Award
Silent Witness gives an award each October to the state which has made the most progress in furthering successful treatment models for perpetrators.  John Peterson, a recovered abuser, who spoke so eloquently at the march in Washington, was training to be a treatment provider when he died in 2000.

2002 Award
Winner: Joanne Brown Vossler in Wyoming
Runner Up: Montana

2001 Award 
Winner: Minnesota
Runners Up: Montana and Illinois

2000 Award 
Winner: Montana
Runners Up: Wyoming and Minnesota

Women's Peacepower Foundation Amigas Award

This award is designed to recognize individuals that are working on cutting
edge programs, or have created new ways of thinking about ending domestic
violence or waging peace.

Silent Witness received an Amigas Award in 1999 and these grassroots organizersinvolved with Silent Witness have received Amigas Awards:

Diane Peterson in 2001 who was the Vermont Silent Witness organizer and then moved to Arizona and coordinated the Silent Witness program in Tucson.

Pat Lupson in 2001 who is the mother of one of the Silent Witnesses and an ardent activist within prisons.

Awards from Other Organizations.

Awards Photo Sally Katzif who received the Volunteer of the Year Award, along with Michelle Schiller-Baker (L), Executive Director of two shelter in St. Louis, and Lynn Rothbarth (R), Executive Director of Legal Advocates for Abused Women (LAAW).


Sally Katzif with Nanci Bobrow, the two women who created the MissouriSW exhibit

Sally Katzif received the Nina Balsam Meritorious Service Award as a Community Volunteer from the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence - St. Louis Metropolitan Region, at the tenth annual recognition celebration on October 24, 2002. Sally received the award for her ongoing work in the field over a ten year period. She started with Legal Advocates for Abused Women (LAAW) as a crisis line volunteer and now is President of the Board of Directors. With National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section (NCJW) Sally brought Silent Witness to Missouri, with co-chair Nanci Bobrow. For NCJW, she has chaired the Teen Dating Violence Prevention manual and its recent update. Sally is active in the Domestic Violence communityon committees and task forces. This award was well deserved.
Congratulations Sally!


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