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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
    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.

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Showing Hope Art Exhibit
    Athenaeum , Indianapolis IN
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    DVN will host an art exhibit at the Athenaeum featuring pieces by survivors of violence and local artists. A variety of mediums will show various stages of experiencing violence through the eyes of survivors, children, family, and friends of those impacted by abuse.

    On the First Friday, March 6th, there will be a reception open to the public where some of the work will be sold in a silent auction. The exhibit will run through the month of March.

    For questions, please contact Chris Warren and cwarren@dvnconnect.org

    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Denial, Criminal Thinking, Anti-Social Thinking, Values and Beliefs
    Brown Mackie College , Indianapolis IN
    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    A Demonstration of how Evidenced Based Cognitive Accountability Training (CAT) Works to Address Dynamic Criminogenic Needs & Reduce Recidivism

    Terry Moore, LCAC was the first Certified Batterer Intervention Program Trainer in Central Indiana and was honored as the ICADV Batterers Intervention Program Professional of the year for 2009.

    For more information, click here

    04.07.2015 - 04.09.2015
    All Day
    International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Campus Responses
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana , New Orleans LA
    04.07.2015 - 04.09.2015
    All Day
    Presented by End Violence Against Women International

    Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and campus responses. For details click here.

    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


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

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

    Training: Serving LGBTQ Clients

    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    4th Annual Trauma Informed Care Symposium
    Ivy Tech Culinary Center , Indianapolis IN
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    The 4th Annual Trauma Informed Care Symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Ivy Tech Culinary Center.

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

    Training: Serving Male Clients

    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.