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  • Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence (CWP 3.0)

    Download a PDF C.W.P. Real Time Scorecard

    The approach to the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence is rooted in a framework called Results Accountability. In Results Accountability, there is a focus on making a measurable improvement in the quality of life for the entire community. There is a recognition of the importance of driving toward big picture, measurable change. The desired result of the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence is just that: to end domestic violence in Central Indiana.

    This result is a tall order for any community and Central Indiana is no exception. Success requires the collective effort of the entire community and every resident has a role to play. Obvious strategies alone-such as connecting victims to crisis intervention services or incarcerating people who batter and abuse-will not end domestic violence. Responding to the needs of victims and confronting perpetrators of violence are both important pieces to the puzzle, but to end domestic violence, the whole community must participate

    The CWP 3.0 is focused on the achievement of community-wide results for targeted populations through population-level strategies. Specifically, the Domestic Violence Network has led the development of the CWP 3.0 through the lens of targeted results identified for targeted populations:

    Community Members and youth

    Victims/Survivors of Domestic Violence

    People who Batter and Abuse

    June 17 Midyear Update

    Learn about DVN’s Rich History of Community Wide Plans

    State of Domestic Violence Reports

     Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System, Marion County released April 2014





    What Does It Mean To Be A Partner?

    We invite you to join our community partnership in the work to end domestic violence, at no cost to you or your organization. What does it mean to be a partner in the Network?  As a partner you will:

    • receive the Domestic Violence Network’s bi-monthly newsletter, Network News

    • have an open invitation to join fellow Advocates in networking and resource sharing at monthly Advocate Group meetings,

    • have an open invitation for your entire staff to attend professional development trainings throughout the year,

    • join our e-mail list and receive the latest updates on issues around domestic violence, events, opportunities for engagement and needs of the community and the Network,

    • have continued access to available resources (e.g., Power of Images banners, printed literature and resources),

    • have access to shared information about the latest activities in local legislation,

    • have access to local domestic violence data and analysis to use for your specific needs such as grant proposals or outcome development,

    • have access to victim assistance funds as available, and

    • have a voice, input and involvement during all stages of the development and execution of the next Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence.


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    Advocates Group

    The Domestic Violence Network’s Advocates Group is a network of individuals from social service organizations, law enforcement agencies, judiciaries, prosecutors’ offices, health care institutions, faith-based organizations, and other stakeholders that share a concern about domestic violence in Central Indiana and interact with victims, survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic violence. The Domestic Violence Network facilitates monthly Advocates Group meetings to foster networking among community members working to end domestic violence, to share community resources and to provide opportunities for professional development. The Domestic Violence Network works to host the Advocates Group meetings at a new location each month to help familiarize participants with the facilities and services of partner organizations throughout Central Indiana. For more information about the Advocates Group, please contact Tosha Begley, Advocates Group Program Coordinator, at tbegley@dvnconnect.org or 317-872-1086.

    Advocates Group Listing

    Learn about the Community Wide Plan


    Indiana Says NO MORE

    Indiana Says NO MORE is a local version of the national NO MORE campaign developed to radically increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. The cornerstone of Indiana Says NO MORE is a powerful Public Service Announcement that features multiple individuals from our community – men, women, young, and old – looking into the eyes of the viewer and declaring that “Indiana Says No More: Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.” You can view the PSA, pledge your support or become a campaign partner by visiting www.IndianaSaysNoMore.com.


    Power of Images

    In 2009, families of domestic violence homicide victims, domestic violence service providers, Vision3 Creative and the Domestic Violence Network came together to create Power of Images, a community-wide project to heighten public awareness and understanding about domestic violence in Central Indiana. To honor the memory and capture the impact of the deaths of 12 individuals from Central Indiana who have died as a result of domestic violence, 12 banners were designed that include images of each Honoree and a comment, quote, or summarized statement to capture the essence of the lost loved one’s life and impact of his/her death on the family, friends, and community. Individually, the Power of Images banners humanize the issue of domestic violence, appeal to broad audiences, and are appropriate to display in a variety of settings. Together, their message is a powerful means of raising awareness and encouraging community action to end domestic violence. View all of the Power of Images videos on DVN’s YouTube page.


    Annual Commemoration Ceremony

    Each October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Network hosts an Annual Commemoration Ceremony to celebrate survivors of domestic violence and honor those who have lost their lives to abuse in Marion, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone Counties.


    Shattering the Silence

    In 2002, WTHR’s Community Affair Director Angela Cain began an inspiring Shattering the Silence campaign to increase awareness about domestic violence in our community. Through Angela’s informational and compassionate programming, Shattering the Silence has played an invaluable role in helping Hoosiers to gain awareness of the devastating effects of domestic violence and how to reach out for help. Throughout the first ten years of the Shattering the Silence campaign, local emergency shelters and domestic violence service providers have received growing support for their work and calls to Central Indiana’s domestic violence help line at 211 have increased, allowing more victims and their children to gain access to safe shelter and crucial support services.  Learn more about how you can Shatter the Silence on domestic abuse at http://www.wthr.com/category/43083/shattering-the-silence.

    Date/Time Event
    08.25.2014 - 12.31.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma 08.25.2014 - 12.31.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Series begins August 25

    Presented by The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health

    This webinar series will offer a practical toolkit for providing trauma-informed services responsive to the needs of women survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault affected by substance abuse. This series will provide a forum to discuss substance abuse in the context of domestic violence, sexual assault, and various forms of oppression.

    This series is appropriate for substance abuse treatment providers and allied professionals working with women who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates partnering with substance abuse providers may also be interested in this series, which addresses treatment strategies and collaboration as well as other topics.

    For a full list of webinar topics and to register click here. 


    09.10.2014 - 11.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Redefining Health Care Response to Interpersonal Violence
    IU Health-Methodist Hospital , Indianapolis IN
    09.10.2014 - 11.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    September 10-November 14

    Presented by the Indiana University School of Medicine

    This educational series has been designed to educate healthcare providers, social workers, mental health therapists, law enforcement, advocates, and attorneys that work

    in a variety of settings to care for all patients of interpersonal violence. The presenters will discuss the identification, assessment and intervention of all types of interpersonal violence. Community members who are interested in participating and learning more about the effects of interpersonal violence in the community are encouraged to register.

    When: Wednesdays from 6-10 pmSept. 10 to Nov. 14

    Where:  IU Health-Methodist Hospital, I-65 at W. 21st St.,

    Indianapolis, Petticrew Auditorium

    Cost: Free

    Registrationclick here for the brochure.

    All Day
    The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault 10.31.2014
    All Day

    As you know – due to limited funding and our specific grant objectives – we were only able to allow sworn law enforcement to participate in the live webinar onThe Neurobiology of Sexual Assault that took place on October 1, 2014.

    We know this is a timely topic with great appeal within many disciplines, but we were still surprised when almost 3,000 people registered for this webinar within a few days of the initial announcement.  We share your disappointment that we could not make the live event available to everyone, but remind you that the webinar recording is archived and available on our website free of charge.

    We also want to emphasize that the experience of listening to the recording is exactly the same as the live event.  For example, we do not answer chat questions during live webinars because of the large number of participants.  We collect questions, prepare detailed answers, and forward these to all registrants. We will make those available to you at the same time as everyone else.


    Typically, the only difference between the experience of listening to the live webinar and the recording is that we cannot provide personalized certificates of attendance and/or continuing education for those who listen to the recording.  However, because of the miscommunication in our original announcement, we will provide certificates of attendance for everyone who registers, listens to the archived recording, and completes the short evaluation for this webinar by November 1st, 2014.

    This webinar was funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  This grant  provides funding to provide certificates and pursue continuing education for sworn law enforcement only.  While many professionals in other fields request these services, the process is labor intensive and we are simply unable to offset the costs.  Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to only provide certificates of attendance and/or continuing education if the training specifically meets our grant objectives.

    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Advocates Group Meeting 11.04.2014
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Program topic and location to be determined.

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Shelter(ing) 11.04.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Pacific Time)

    Presenters: Margaret Hobart and Connie Burk, NW Network.

    Description: The built environment of communal living DV shelter facilities and the ramifications that come from accommodating those physical structures (screening, sex-segregation, staffing demands, policing of resident behaviors in communal living etc) create profound barriers to LGBTQ access to services. This webinar will push programs to re-think traditional approaches to communal emergency shelter and offer new concepts for the physical shelter environment as well as emerging best practices for “sheltering’.

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Trauma Informed Care: Essentials for Youth Professionals
    United Way of Central Indiana , Indianapolis IN
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Increasing your awareness about the trauma an individual in your care has experienced and the impact it can have on her thoughts, feelings, and behavior can help you when he/she becomes anxious or disruptive. As you sharpen your understanding of trauma, your relationships will be enhanced, and this can be very useful when you’re planning interventions. When you have a rapport with someone who exhibits challenging behavior, you know how to reach him/her, how best to communicate, and what will help regain control of behavior.

    Cost: $40.00

    To register, click here.

    All Day
    The 6th Annual "Handbags for Hope" Purse Auction 11.08.2014
    All Day

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    Benefiting Beacon of Hope!

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Indiana Fatality Review Institute
    INCAA , Indianapolis IN
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Facilitated by Dr Neil Websdale and Matthew Dale of the National Fatality Review Initiative

    This training will examine current best practices and emerging trends in fatality review. As one of Indiana’s strategies addressing intimate partner violence over the next several years is homicide reduction, fatality review will play a key role in the work we do. Dr Websdale and consultants from the National Fatality Review Initiative will examine the current structure of fatality review, explore the role of law enforcement in the fatality review process and on a review team, and facilitate several mock reviews examining contexts such as suicide due to IPV and a near-death assault.

    WhenWednesday, November 12 from 9 am to 5 pm EST

    Where: INCAA, 1845 W. 18th St., Indianapolis

    Cost: $10

    Registration:Click here

    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    Webinar: Representing Victims Who Don’t fit Society’s “Mold” 11.12.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PST November 

    The justice systems are predominately designed for able-bodied victims who speak English.  Securing access to justice for victims with disabilities whether they have impaired vision or hearing, high anxiety, or use a wheelchair, or for persons who have English as a second language can be challenging.  This session will include a panel of lawyers who can provide practice tips for securing access to justice.

    This webinar may be eligible for CLE Credit; check with you local bar association regarding requirements.

    Register Here

    - About the Presenters - 

    Sarah LeClair, J.D.
    Ms. LeClair is an attorney at NCVLI. She participates in the continued development and implementation of NCVLI’s national litigation and education strategies, including providing legal technical support to attorneys and advocates and writing amicus briefs on a wide variety of victim-law related topics. Ms. LeClair also leads NCVLI’s legal publications project, with responsibility for managing the content, look, and distribution of NCVLI’s legal publications. Before joining NCVLI, Ms. LeClair served as judicial clerk for the Honorable Rick Haselton of the Court of Appeals of the State of Oregon, after which she practiced law as a litigation associate at Miller Nash LLP in Portland, Oregon. During law school Ms. LeClair interned with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Appellate Section. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Oregon and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law,

    As part of the Legal Assistance for Crime Victims: An OVC Capacity Building Initiative, OVC TTAC and the National Crime Victim Law Institute are working collaboratively to expand the availability of pro bono and no-cost legal assistance for victims of crime nationally.  Part of that collaboration includes developing and delivering a series of webinar trainings.  This webinar is one in the series. Visit www.ovcttac.org to learn more. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the webinar are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime or OVC TTAC. 

    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Applying the Institutional Analysis Model to Sexual Assault Criminal Cases 11.12.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
    Applying the Institutional Analysis Model
    to Sexual Assault Criminal Cases

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    2:00 – 3:15 pm Central 
    With Olga Trujillo and Lucy Pope, Praxis Technical Assistance Partners

    Institutional Analysis (IA) tools developed by Praxis are designed for practitioners and advocates to work side by side to analyze policies, case files, and case processing steps to identify concrete points of change that can improve outcomes for survivors of violence against women. The Praxis IA method helps a team analyze how the day-to-day work practices of practitioners are organized to either centralize or marginalize attention to the needs of survivors and accountability of offenders.The method has been applied to a range of institutional processes such as domestic violence criminal cases, child protection, supervised visitation and exchange centers, family court, and custody determinations. A handful of communities have recently used the IA Model to examine how their criminal legal system processes sexual assault cases. These teams have made important adaptations to account for SANE programs, campus responses, strategies for victim input, and accountability of perpetrators. This webinar will provide an overview of the Institutional Analysis Model with a focus on key adaptations a team considers when this method is applied to sexual assault criminal cases.