Registration for the 35th annual conference is now open. The conference, October 10-11 in Indianapolis, will feature keynote speaker Kelly Miller, national presenter on movement building to end gender violence, youth engagement, accessibility and intersectionality in our work, and Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We will also welcome plenary speaker Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Nnawulezi is a nationally recognized researcher and speaker on improving formal systems and community responses to Black women who are surviving gender-based violence. Click here to register and get more information on the conference and workshops.
ICADV’s 35th Annual Conference will be October 10 – 11, 2017 at the Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel and Conference Center. Please watch the conference page of the website for further announcements as plans are finalized.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the June 3 Race Away from Domestic Violence. It was a beautiful morning for a run, walk and wheelchair in downtown Indy. We are grateful to our sponsors and those joined us to raise funds in support of programs and services for survivors of domestic violence and the prevention efforts to eliminate it. Click here for race results. Click here for photos of all the Saturday action.
On one day in 2016, 1,197 domestic violence survivors found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing in Indiana. 572 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy, and children’s support groups. For the eleventh consecutive year, on September 14, 2016, NNEDV conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the United States. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet due to a lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence. This report is instrumental in raising awareness about domestic violence and the incredible work that local domestic violence programs do every day. Click here for the Indiana report.