History of ICADV
ICADV was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1980 and established a new organizational structure that created a well-defined Board of Directors in 1982.
1983 The Board of Directors of ICADV hired its first staff to administer a project designed to develop shelter standards, a uniform data collection system and a statewide plan for domestic violence services.
1984 The Women of Color Task Force was established and in 1985, the Formerly Battered Women’s Task Force was established.
1988 Due to declining Federal and State funds, ICADV membership delegated the task of the business operations to the ICADV Board of Directors. As a result, ICADV returned to a grass-roots organization.
1992 ICADV was able to hire a part-time assistant to help with financial development, technical assistance to the membership, and board support. In 1994, ICADV hired a full-time Executive Director because of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act that designated direct funds to all state coalitions.
1994 ICADV opened an official office in Indianapolis and in 1996 shared space with the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
1996 ICADV hired a part-time Development Director to further identify funding opportunities for the coalition. In May 1996, ICADV membership became a governance-based organization and developed and adopted new by-laws. ICADV also partnered with INCASA to develop and implement the Sexual Assault Protocol and Judge/Prosecutor Cross Training Project.
1997 ICADV expanded staff to include a Membership Director and Office Manager. The Indiana Victim Assistance Network (IVAN) opened a statewide office and shared space with ICADV. The Indiana Resource and Training Institute on Violence against Women was opened as a joint project with INCASA.
1998 ICADV hired a full-time Development Director and a part-time Grant Administrator. A domestic violence training program at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy was developed and implemented in collaboration with Mike McCarty. ICADV implemented a substance abuse and mental health training for all member programs. The organization’s first website was developed and the ICADV logo was trademarked.
1999 ICADV conducted its first annual funding event, a Father’s Day Campaign with member programs, and expanded statewide network. The first annual silent auction was conducted at the annual conference.
2000 ICADV expanded its office and collaborated on the Call to Protect and 2 Try 911 projects. For the ICADV 20th anniversary, quilt squares created by survivors, children and domestic violence programs were assembled to make a large quilt which now hangs in the ICADV office.
2001 ICADV moved to new a new location, partnered with Domestic Violence Network and the Indiana State Medical Association Domestic Violence committee on public awareness activities, and partnered with the Indiana Legal Services Organization on a Civil Legal Assistance project. ICADV adopted statewide Batterers’ Intervention Program Standards and began certifying programs statewide.
2002 ICADV redesigned all organizational brochures to create a uniform/branded look.
2003 ICADV was selected as the Indiana Beta Sigma Phi State Project for the upcoming four year period.
2004 ICADV became fiscal agent for the Indiana COPS program funded through the Department of Justice. The first annual Tenderness Tour Run, Walk and Roll event was held. ICADV developed the Indiana Silent Witness Exhibit.
2005 ICADV conducted a 25th anniversary event at the Indianapolis Arts Garden and documented the organization’s history and the domestic violence movement in Indiana.
2006 ICADV formed a Menswork committee to involve men in the antiviolence movement.
2007 ICADV revised the Batterers’ Intervention Program Standards, developed training curriculum and conducted a statewide train-the-trainer for Batterers’ Intervention Program facilitators. A communications and public awareness department was created and a communications director was hired. ICADV merged with the Protective Order Pro Bono Project of Greater Indianapolis. The ICADV Economic Justice Project was launched provide small amounts of money to help individuals make the transition from victim to survivor.
2009 ICADV was one of 19 states awarded Delta Prep funding in a competitive grant process from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to address primary prevention; the three-year project will support the implementation of primary prevention activities within the coalition and statewide with program partners. ICADV took on the Lethality Assessment Project and began providing training and technical assistance to service providers and law enforcement jurisdictions across the state who chose to implement the protocol.
2010 ICADV commemorated 30 years of providing domestic violence services in Indiana by hosting “Night and Day: Bringing Light into the Darkness” to 240 guests at the Oak Hill Mansion. ICADV began working with local courts to allow high risk petitioners to file for protective orders when the courts are closed at night and on weekends.
2011 A two year partnership with the Indiana Supreme Court began, to design and implement a comprehensive training program for all Indiana judges on the issue of family violence and court security. A new campaign was launched called Stand4Respect to help adults talk with teens about respectful relationships.
2012 ICADV became part of the national No More campaign. In acknowledgement of its innovative work on prevention, ICADV was selected as one of five evaluation sites by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Youth Council was created to expand prevention efforts.
2013 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chose ICADV to participate in the DELTA FOCUS project to develop new prevention strategies to prevent abuse. New training curriculums were developed for public defenders, law enforcement, caseworkers at the Department of Child Services and pro bono attorneys. The Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized, expanding services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. The 10th annual Race Away from Domestic Violence was held, raising funds for domestic violence programs and services.
2014 The Indiana Legislature’s Speaker of the House designated ICADV as the Speaker’s charity of the year. To ensure continuation of rape prevention programs after the dissolution of the former state coalition, ICADV received funds to continue providing services and hired staff to carry out projects statewide.
2015 Verizon Wireless donated $50,000 to ICADV’s emergency transportation fund to provide survivors with access to safe shelter and self-sufficiency. The State Legislature doubled funding for domestic violence programs, from $2.5 million to $5 million, plus a first time budget of $1 million for sexual assault programs. ICADV celebrated its 35th anniversary. ICADV hired its first community outreach coordinator to help shelters work with Deaf and hard of hearing survivors.