Thirty workshops will fill the two-day agenda for the 34th annual conference. Keynote speaker Anna Melbin will look at how our advocacy would change if we intentionally supported survivor wellbeing, in the full context of their lives, instead of focusing on safety alone. The prevention track will provide five workshops focused on the successes and forward movements of our primary prevention community. Several workshops will focus on the ways we can involve unique approaches and elements like art and music in our work to enhance survivors’ experiences. ICADV will also open new discussions with our stakeholders by incorporating the World Café model of dialogue at conference. Please check the website’s conference page often as more information about the full agenda will be posted.
Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain for a lovely evening at the Lucas Estate. Guests were treated to tastings of wine, beer and mixed drinks, silent and live auctions, casino games and a wonderful dinner. ICADV is grateful to everyone who attended and helped us raise funds to support survivors of domestic violence. On Tuesday events photos will be posted on Shutterfly. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
In 2016 the Indiana General Assembly, as a result of a bipartisan effort, updated and essential rewrote Indiana’s Domestic Battery Statute, IC 35-42-2-1.3. Key points are: It removes any language of “spouse or living as if spouse” in order to clarify that this statute applies to offense involving family or household members; it criminalizes placing bodily waste on a family or household member in a rude insolent or angry manner as a form of domestic battery; the offense of domestic battery is a Class A misdemeanor unless specific circumstances apply. Click here for details on the statute.