The Network is a state-level non-profit agency comprised of caring people dealing with the
concerns of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Our member programs employ and
support individuals of all racial, social, religious and economic groups, ages, abilities, and lifestyles.
Rural, urban and tribal areas are proudly represented. The Network believes that the abuse of
power in society fosters domestic violence, rape, gender inequality, racism, and poverty
by perpetuating conditions in which certain groups benefit from the domination of others.
We believe that domestic violence results from the use of force or threat to achieve and
maintain control over others in intimate relationships. The Network opposes the use of
violence as a means of control over others and supports equality in relationships.
All of our programs and services are rooted firmly in the belief that people victimized by crime
have the right to assume power over their own lives by making informed choices regarding
their empowerment journey. The Network is dedicated to the empowerment of those victimized
by domestic or sexual violence.
Therefore, we are passionate about eliminating personal
and societal violence and welcome the help of all people as allies. We believe in a world
free of violence and we are committed to turning this dream into a reality. The Network
envisions a world free of violence. We are committed to making this dream a reality by
diligently working in collaboration with other community allies to advance prevention
endeavors and improve response efforts across our state. Networking with other entities
in our community creates avenues to impact long-term systemic and social change.
Click HERE to view The Network's 20 Year Report
The staff of the Network is comprised of passionate professionals with many years
of experience in the field:
Executive Director: Krista Heeren-Graber
Financial Director: Lora Ronning
Grants Financial Manager: Bonnie Tschetter
Administrative Services Coordinator: Kathy Rutten
Sexual Violence Project Specialist: Cynthia Tobin
Cultural Outreach Specialist: Verzella Bauman
Technical Assistance Coordinator: Rebekkah Kruse
Law Enforcement Project Coordinator: Raina Boyum