Indiana Deaf Unity Against Domestic Violence was established in 2010 to advocate for survivors of domestic violence who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Last week they became DeafALIVE, a change to put the focus on serving the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community members through effective advocacy and community wide accountability on domestic and sexual violence. ICADV has a partnership with DeafALIVE – Deaf and Hard of Hearing Outreach Coordinator Holly Elkins works in the ICADV office. She works collaboratively with local and statewide partners to enhance communication, service, and accessibility needs of Deaf and hard of hearing survivors in various domestic violence shelters, agencies, and organizations in the greater Indianapolis area and beyond. Visit the DeafALIVE website for more information.
Join Friday’s (April 1) Teal Out on the Canal from noon to 1 at the Indiana Government Center South to start Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It’s organized by the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault. ICADV will be there and we hope you will, too!
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Join us at Stand4Respect.org for tips on how to talk with our kids about respectful relationships.
ICADV has begun its satellite attorney program to help programs direct emergency legal help to survivors with an emergency legal issue (such as a protection order where the offending party is represented by counsel). We can refer a local or regional attorney who can come and assist. ICADV will pick up their tab on a modest means level AND pay the costs of travel for the survivor.
To participate, a program must first document each case in a referral form. Click here for the referral packet of information. With that, we can refer you to an attorney for assistance.
For questions or more information, email Legal Counsel Kerry Hyatt Bennett.