House Republican Legislative Agenda Includes Partnership with ICADV

Thank you to the Indiana House Republicans and Speaker Bosma for supporting domestic violence survivors and partnering with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2015. According to the news release from Speaker Bosma, “… public safety continues to be an issue impacting the state. Currently, the state is tied for the third highest amount of police deaths, Indiana is ranked as having the fifth highest infant mortality rate and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) turned away 1,743 victims due to lack of space at their shelters. House Republicans will be working with local communities, strategically investing funds and working with the ICADV on multiple issues. The House will also be partnering with ICADV as the Speaker’s charity initiative for the year. ” Click here to read the full news release.

 

Be part of Purple Thursday, October 16

Show your support for survivors and victims of domestic violence by wearing purple on Thursday, October 16 during Domestic Violence Awareness Month Take a photo of you and your coworkers wearing purple, then Tweet #PurpleThursday. Post it your Facebook page. Email it to icadv@icadvinc.org and we’ll assemble a collage of all photos on the ICADV website!

ICADV Receives OK to Provide Legal Help to Immigrant DV Survivors

In 2013 ICADV performed an environmental scan of our programs to see if there were appropriate legal services available to immigrant survivors of domestic violence – and the overwhelming answer was no. That is why ICADV sought, and just received, Recognition Status from the Bureau of Immigration Appeals. This means that we can now begin to train one or more advocates to work with rural immigrant survivors on their legal cases. It will allow us to help survivors apply for legal status when they seek services, thereby eliminating one of the barriers to victims seeking help – the idea that they could be deported if they are not here legally. While there are several legal service providers who do this kind of work in large urban areas, rural immigrant survivors have next to nothing. We hope to begin working with survivors identified by domestic violence programs in early 2015.