Domestic Violence Counts 2013 – A 24-Hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services

3/6/14   Today, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) released a new research report that found, in a single 24-hour period, more than 66,000 victims of domestic violence received help and support from service organizations in the United States, yet nearly 10,000 more who needed assistance could not be helped due to a lack of adequate resources.  In Indiana, 1,708 victims received services in that 24-hour period, but 128 could not be helped because local programs here in Indiana didn’t have sufficient resources. This data was gathered from 100% of the ICADV domestic violence member programs in Indiana. Click here for the Indiana statistics.

Flawed Research Ignores the Real Question

Research was released Monday that claims that mandatory arrest causes early death in domestic violence victims and particularly African American victims. The research is based on the Milwaukee mandatory arrest study from 1988.  The National Network to End Domestic Violence has issued a news release in response. So far, there is some coverage in the UK. We are expecting some local coverage in Wisconsin and we tend to think national coverage will follow shortly.

Our message is that attributing death to arrest is a flawed conclusion; however, we urge law enforcement and researchers to evaluate the criminal justice systems’ disparate impact on African American victims.

See this link for the researchers’ press release and links to the study. Here are the NNEDV talking points on the 2014 Sherman Study.

St. Jude House in Crown Point seeks Executive Director

2/6/14    Northwest Indiana shelter for women and children of domestic violence, providing crisis intervention, housing, and support services seeks an Executive Director. The Executive Director for St. Jude House will develop and oversee programs in support of community needs; manage overall operations including: finance, clinical and administrative functions. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s Degree with 5 – 7 years related experience with a strong commitment to women’s advocacy issues. Forward resume with salary requirement to FSCSC, Manager of Recruitment Services, 1055 W. 175th St., Suite 202, Homewood, IL 60430 or e-mail Please visit the website at to learn more about the shelter and our organization. EOE

Job Opening at Hands of Hope in Marion

1/23/14   Prevention Initiatives Coordinator. This person will manage and implement the Delta Focus project in Grant County; carries out the Grant County Delta Focus Community Action Plan including the development, implementation and evaluation of state and community primary prevention goals, objectives and action plans; conducts participatory evaluations across strategies described on the state and community action plans with the Empowerment Evaluator; works with the Hands of Hope  Director to enact county, systems-level prevention initiatives that address structural determinants of health. Click here for the full job description and how to apply.


January is Stalking Awareness Month

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January 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the first National Stalking Awareness Month. In the past ten years, we have witnessed increased awareness of stalking and enhanced responses to stalking across the country. Laws have been strengthened, tens of thousands of professionals trained on responding to stalking, and services for victims of stalking have been expanded. Yet, the fact that 6.6 million adults are stalked in the United States in one year demonstrates that we still have so much more to do. Click the logo for more information.

Julian Center accepting resumes for President/CEO

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President/CEO is the Chief Executive Officer of The Julian Center and the organization’s chief spokesperson, representing the agency to its many constituencies, internal and external.  The President/CEO’s scope of responsibility includes fund development, community relations, strategic planning, and operational, financial and administrative management. For details and to apply, click here.


Families First announces two job openings


Immediate opening for a part-time Advocate for Safe Families Division-Breaking Free Program to join our professional team. Bilingual in Spanish or Indian languages and English is strongly PREFERRED and a Bachelor’s degree is REQUIRED. This position will provide intake and ongoing advocacy services to domestic violence victims, respond to crisis calls, and connect clients with community resources. Previous experience preferred but not necessary.


DV Coordinator

Immediate opening for Coordinator of Domestic Violence Services to join our professional team .  The position will also collaborate with staff to develop and achieve both program and agency wide goals for the Domestic Violence Counseling and Advocacy Teams.  Additionally, this position will maintain a direct service caseload including the assessment of client needs and providing group counseling as well as individual advocacy.

At least three years of experience in the human services field is required. Additionally, Indiana State licensure in one of the following: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Mental Health Counseling is required.  Previous supervision experience preferred.

To apply, click here.