The Community Outreach Coordinator will educate and inform organizations that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence of the cultural and linguistic needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing survivors. The person will recommend policies and procedures to these organizations, assess and evaluate accessibility standards and requirements, and conceive, design and produce videos, website content, printed materials and other items. Fluency in American Sign Language is required, as is extensive travel, primarily in the greater Indianapolis area. The Coordinator will work with the Indiana Deaf Unity Against Domestic Violence and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in whose office the person will work. Click here for more information. Send cover letter and resume by Monday, July 27 to Suzanne Guimond, president of Indiana Deaf Unity Against Domestic Violence.
For the ninth consecutive year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted its annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services on September 10, 2014 and released their analysis of the data in the report Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services. On a single day in Indiana, 1,170 domestic violence victims and their children found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. For the Indiana report, click here. Visit NNEDV for the full report.