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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 nhillips@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
    01.27.2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    CWP 3.0 Community Update
    INHP Home Ownership Center at Glendale , Indianapolis IN
    01.27.2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    In October of 2013, the Domestic Violence Network launched the Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence. Since then, the community has worked hard to achieve many of it’s objectives. On January 27, 2015, a variety of community leaders will briefly present the progress of this work.

    01.27.2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Shelter(ing), Part 2 01.27.2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Date: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
    Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific Time

    Presented by Margaret Hobart, PhD, Northwest Network

    Based on the popularity of the first webinar conversation on Shelter(ing), we’ve created a space to continue our discussion on critical issues, including understanding the experience LGBTQ survivors have in communal emergency shelters, and what it has looked like for programs who have changed their emergency housing  and advocacy models to be more trauma sensitive, culturally competent, and, in some cases cost effective as well.  In this webinar, we will explore more fully what our work can look like when we see “shelter” as a verb, instead of a noun, how programs have made these changes, and the difference it has made for them in terms of providing services to LGBTQ folks (and other groups who may be challenged by communal shelter).

    02.03.2015
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
    DVN Advocates Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    02.03.2015
    8:30 am - 10:30 am

    Training: How to Assist Victims with Quality Protective Orders. Presented by Raio Krishnayya, Executive Director, Center for Victim and Human Rights

    02.10.2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Nothing's Neutral, Part 2: Feminist Programs Welcoming Survivors of All Genders 02.10.2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Date: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
    Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific Time

    Presented by Connie Burk, Executive Director, Northwest Network

    A gender neutral analysis of intimate partner violence, abuse, sexual assault, rape and stalking will not result in more support for LGBTQ survivors.  Instead, a robust gender analysis is needed.  This webinar will advance our call to action for feminist-centered anti-violence programs to welcome all survivors with meaningful support, debunk barriers to gender-integrated services, and build on understandings of sexism’s role in gender violence. This webinar will make a call for men who have survived rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, stalking and similar harms to build common cause with feminist anti-violence programs and to seek movement leadership from women and gender-queer people.

    02.17.2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities 02.17.2015
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
    Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific Time

    Presented by Kristin Tucker, Northwest Network

    This webinar will center the importance of building awareness of the context of LGBTQ people’s lives as a key component in supporting creative, effective advocacy with LGBTQ survivors. Through story sharing and examples, we will expand our understanding of the strengths, vulnerabilities and barriers LGBTQ survivors face in navigating systems and communities, as well as addressing the unique considerations for safety planning and advocacy rooted in the lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors.

    03.03.2015
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    DVN Advocates Meeting
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    03.03.2015
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Training: Dr. Dean Hawley on Strangulation

    04.07.2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    DVN Advocates Retreat 04.07.2015
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    DVN’s annual pampering of the Advocates Retreat

     

    04.25.2015
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Walk a Mile in Her Shoes-Center of Hope
    IUPUI at the Wood Plaza Fountain , Indianapolis IN
    04.25.2015
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

    The “Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes is hosted by the Marion County Centers of Hope. Registration and shoe rent is FREE this year. Community groups and organizations are encouraged to contact Jillian L Sentiere jillian.sentiere@eskenazihealth.edu for more information.

    Registration begins at 11:00a.m. and the walk begins at 12:00p.m.

    Please register here

    05.05.2015
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
    DVN Advocates Meeting
    Domestic Violence Network , Indianapolis IN
    05.05.2015
    8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Training: Serving LGBTQ Clients

    06.02.2015
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
    DVN Advocates Meeting
    INHP Home Ownership Center at Glendale , Indianapolis IN
    06.02.2015
    8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Training: Serving Male Clients