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.

It’s domestic violence, not an “incident”

When police are called because one person is assaulting or threatening another person, it is not a domestic disturbance, an incident or a fight. It is domestic violence. These “myths” continue in the recent numerous reports about George Zimmerman. Check out this news release from the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 ICADV outstanding professionals awards

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award-all winnersEach year ICADV honors people throughout the state who are outstanding in their work to help victims of domestic violence. This year we even added two awards that are only given in years in which there are exceptional examples of such work. Here is the list of people to whom the awards were given on October 30 at the annual ICADV conference:



  • Courage to Make a Difference Award given posthumously to Officer Rod Bradway, accepted by his widow Jamie Bradway
  • Empowerment Award to Abbey Doyle and Scott Miley of the Anderson Herald Bulletin
  • Outstanding Volunteer Kate Jones, Eastern High School, Pekin
  • Outstanding Domestic Violence Professional Beth Murphy Beams, Center for Nonviolence, Ft. Wayne
  • Outstanding Preventionist Cierra Olivia Thomas-Williams, Bloomington
  • Outstanding Medical Professional Barb Bachmeier, Center of Hope, Indianapolis
  • Outstanding Batterers’ Intervention Program Professional Jon Kuss, Hoosier Hills Pact, Salem
  • Outstanding Prosecutor Eric Overpeck, Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office
  • ICADV Volunteer of the Year Lauren Parmley

New toolkit for communities that want to start a teen youth council

ICADV compiled this toolkit to provide organizations interested in convening youth councils with sample forms, agendas, materials and advice about lessons that we’ve learned along the way in our experience working with youth. We hope that these materials will provide a helpful starting point, and that you’ll be able to modify them to fit the needs and interests of the youth in your community.Click here to get started.

Job opening at ICADV

ICADV is seeking an Evaluation Specialist who will work closely with the Prevention Director, community partners, and leadership team to develop and implement evaluation efforts under a 5 year CDC primary prevention project.  A qualified individual must have experience with empowerment-based evaluation, participatory action research, including providing training, technical assistance and capacity building activities, conducting program evaluations preferably addressing domestic violence, public policy or prevention of health issues, proficiency with qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques, analyzing statistical data, and using statistical database software.   The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred.  Position is located in Indianapolis, IN.  Salary commensurate with experience,  plus benefits.  Submit resume and cover letter to  Deadline for submission is November 22, 2013.