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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

     An Update on Domestic Violence in the Criminal Justice System





    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 Natalie Phillips, Program Coordinator, at nphillips@dvnconnect.org or 317-872-1086.

    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
    02.27.2015 - 12.31.2015
    All Day
    Prevention Connect Web Conference Series 02.27.2015 - 12.31.2015
    All Day

    PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2015 series of web conferences, Making Connections, Honoring Communities. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and invited guests speakers will join us to talk about linking sexual and domestic violence prevention efforts to related efforts and movements, as well as strategies for creating healthy, thriving communities. Get ready for exciting discussions and concrete examples and tools to assist in your efforts to prevent sexual and domestic violence! Check out the topics below!


    Thursday, 3/12 

    Supporting Community Culture as Norms Change Strategy for Preventing Sexual and Domestic Violence (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    The role of alcohol policies to prevent intimate partner violence and sexual violence perpetration

    Thursday, April 9

    Men of Color and Community Trauma Prevention: What do Sexual and Domestic Violence efforts offer to support well-being? (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, May 7

    rom Foundations to the Future: A Prevention approach to Sexual and Domestic Violence  (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, June 11

    Linking with child focused approaches when preventing sexual and domestic violence (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, July 9

    Joint Strategies: How does Sexual and Domestic Violence better leverage local health, justice, education and community sectors? (with Prevention Institute)

    Thursday, August 13

    Closing the Loop:  Increasing investment and sustainability for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention (with Prevention Institute)



    What is a Web Conference?


    A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone.PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.


    Real-Time Captioning Available:


    Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.




    The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.

    8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Serving the LGBTQ+ Community
    INHP Home Ownership Center at Glendale , Indianapolis IN
    8:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us as we discuss serving LGBTQ+ clients. We will discuss language around the LGBTQ+ community, simliarities and differences of IPV, barriers that are unique in relation to IPV, and creating a safe and healthy environment for all people.

    Registration begins at 8:30am and the session begins at 9:00am. We look forward to seeing you!

    Click here to register

    9:00 am
    Emerging Issues in Serving Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
    INCAA , Indianapolis IN
    9:00 am

    For the 2015 ICADV Membership Training, we are focusing on two emerging issues in survivor services; 1) creating and implementing an effective strangulation protocol and 2) providing effective services to male survivors of IPV.  While they are very separate and distinct issues, both effectively addressing strangulation across disciplines and serving male survivors are rooted in knowledge and understanding of the deeper dynamics of IPV and of available systems and services.

    We will split the day, focusing on creating strangulation response protocols in the morning and working with male survivors in the afternoon. The morning session on strangulation protocol will be facilitated by Linda Major, JD, of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, and Barb Bachmeier, JD, MSN, of the IU Methodist Center of Hope. The afternoon session will be facilitated by ICADV training coordinator Caryn Burton and Beth Beams of the Center for Nonviolence. Questions can be directed to Caryn at cburton@icadvinc.org.


    When: June 8, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

    Register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z5LB5ZW

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Connecting the Dots: Healthy Romantic Relationships in Adolescents’ Lives 06.10.2015
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Healthy romantic relationships during adolescence are important. They help shape behaviors during adolescence, plus they provide the basis for healthy relationships during adulthood.

    This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the multiple dimensions of adolescent relationships and how these relationships influence other areas of teen and young adult lives. This webinar also identifies commonalities among healthy relationship education programs and other youth interventions, including teen pregnancy prevention, teen dating violence, social skills, and college and career readiness programs.

    At the end of this webinar, participants will learn:
    • Why healthy adolescent romantic relationships matter
    • Healthy and unhealthy aspects of adolescent romantic relationships
    • Linkages between relationship education programs and other youth needs and interventions

    Presenter:  Mindy Scott, Ph.D., Deputy Program Area Director and Senior Research Scientist
                            with Child Trends
    Who should attend:
    Youth-serving program staff and administrators in the fields of pregnancy prevention, reproductive health, teen dating violence, workforce development, career readiness, researchers working on issues related to adolescents, policy makers, funders, grant managers and writers.
    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
, 4:00 pm Eastern/
1:00 pm Pacific.
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Cost: Free!
    All Day
    Working with Veterans 07.23.2015
    All Day

    Star Behavioral Health Providers is a training program that will help you better understand and serve veterans, service members and their clients. Trainings are free and CEUs are provided. Upcoming 2015 trainings are:


    Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
    March 4, Indianapolis May 6-7, Ft. Wayne Jan. 28-29, Franklin
    March 11, Lafayette July 22-23, Indianapolis
    April 1, Logansport
    April 8, Madison


    Click here for more information.


    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    DVN Advocate Planning Meeting
    Peace Learning Center , Indianapolis IN
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join us for an all day planning retreat. It’s your advocates group! Let your voice be heard!

    8:30 am - 10:30 am
    DVN Advocate Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Training: Sexual Assault

    5:30 pm
    DVN's 25th Annual Commemoration
    Broadway United Methodist Church , Indianapolis IN
    5:30 pm

    Join us as we honor those who have lost their lives and celebrate the survivors of domestic violence

    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    DVN's 2nd Annual A Night with the Network
    The Crane Bay , Indianapolis IN
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
    DVN Advocates Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Training: Suicide Prevention