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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.

    07.06.2015 - 07.24.2015
    All Day
    Sexual Assault Advocacy Services Training 07.06.2015 - 07.24.2015
    All Day

    The goal of the Sexual Assault Advocacy Services Training is to fundamentally prepare advocates working solely or primarily with victims / survivors of sexual violence to provide the best possible services. The SAAST is a revised version of INCASA’s Core 40 Training and will give advocates a basic understanding of the laws, services, and resources critical to helping victims of sexual violence. It will address basic advocacy skills such as communication, crisis management, ethical interactions, cultural competence and self-care. We will also explore crucial programs and services for the clients you serve.
    The Sexual Assault Advocacy Services Training is being done in two parts. First, a series of webinars will be facilitated by multiple presenters covering the fundamentals of understanding the dynamics of sexual assault, and the basic services available to help victims / survivors. Part two is a 3-day intensive training that will explore the skills critical to all advocates, the collaborations and communities with which advocates will work, and how victims / survivors respond to the trauma of victimization. To satisfactorily complete the full training, participants must complete all 7 webinars as well as attend all 3 days of the experiential training. Registration links for each webinar and for the in-person training are below. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Caryn Burton, ICADV training coordinator.

    The entire training is FREE.
    During the in-person experiential training, lunch will be on your own. A reduced rate room block has been secured at the Sleep Inn & Suites, 1244 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202. The room rates are as follows: Single w/ a King bed 79.95 + Tax, and Double w/ Two Queen beds 84.95 + Tax. To reserve a room as a part of this block, contact the Sleep Inn directly at 317-653-1854 and let them know you are with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

    Webinar Series:
    July 6, 2015      2 – 4 pm      The History of Sexual Violence Movement; Understanding the Different Types of Sexual Assault
    Click here to register for Webinar 1

    July 8, 2015       2 – 4 pm      Rape Myths & Stigmas
    Click here to register for Webinar 2

    July 10, 2015      2 – 4 pm      Sex Crime Statutes
    Click here to register for Webinar 3

    July 13, 2015      2 – 4 pm      Ethics in Victim / Survivor Services
    Click here to register for Webinar 4

    July 15, 2015      2 – 4 pm      Tools of the Trade: Crime Victim Compensation and the Sex Offender Registry
    Click here to register for Webinar 5

    July 17, 2015      2 – 4 pm      OfPs, NCOs, and Other Stay-Away Orders
    Click here to register for Webinar 6

    July 20, 2015      2 – 4 pm      Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence
    Click here to register for Webinar 7

    In Person Training:
    Wednesday – Friday, July 22 – 24, 2015

    ~July 22, 2015      9 am – 5 pm                Role of the Victim Advocate, Crisis Intervention Skills, Communication, Skills, Working with the Empowerment Model, Understanding Victim
    Rights, Confidentiality, VAWA Compliance, Collaborating with Community Partners.

    ~July 23, 2015      8:30 am – 5 pm         Medical Care & Service for Victims, Survivor Response to Trauma, Working with Law Enforcement, Sexual Assault on University Campuses.

    ~July 24, 2015      8:30 am – 4:30 pm   Survivor Response to Trauma, Impact on Family, Avoiding Secondary Trauma & Burnout, Cultural Competence in Advocacy.
    Click here to register.

    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Coaching Boys Into Men: NEW Train the Trainer 2015 07.14.2015
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Event: Coaching Boys Into Men: NEW Train the Trainer 2015
    When: Tuesday 14 July 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Time Zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); Tijuana (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)
    Audio Conference Details: Audio Conference Details:

    Participant Code : 418086
    URL to additional access numbers : https://www.myrcplus.com/cnums.asp?bwebid=8369444&ppc=418086&num=1-719-234-7800

    Conference Number(s):

    US : 1-719-234-7800
    US : 1-888-850-4523

    To register now, please visit the following link:


    To know more about the event, please visit our website:

    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    WEBINAR: Human Trafficking; A Deeper Look (Pt 2 of 2) 07.17.2015
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Abigail Kuzma, Chief Counsel for the Indiana Attorney General’s Victim Services & Outreach Division, will join ICADV for the second of a two part series. In this class participants will learn about the impact of trauma to victims, and how victims of human trafficking differ from those of other crimes. Issues of services to victims, trauma, and more extensive and in-depth training on all of the topics discussed in the first class will be explored. The class will also focus on changes in the law which occurred in the most recent legislative session and possible upcoming legislation for the coming year. To register click here.

    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!

    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    2015 Directors’ Institute Training Series~ UPDATED AGENDA
    ICADV , Indianapoli IN
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    This series is focused on new agency and program directors, but we welcome all to attend. Wisdom and expertise are gained not only through direct learning, but also by shared experience. The goal is to help all directors feel comfortable in your their role and develop a support network with others throughout the state. Depending on your previous experience, you may choose one or all of the sessions. It is strongly encouraged that at least two members of the leadership team from your agency attend so knowledge gained is not lost if a one person leaves.All sessions will be hosted at the Indiana Community Action Association, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN (across the lot from ICADV) in Conference Room A. Registration is required so that we can get an accurate count. To register, simply follow the link below and select each session that you plan to attend. Click here to register


    August 28, 2015 – 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. EST – ICADV, Indianapolis IN
    This session will provide you with information on the most common federal and state grants available. Presented by a representative of Clifton Larson. Key topics include:

    • Nonprofit Finance
    • Cost Allocation
    • Budgeting
    • Document Retention
    • Preparing for an audit
    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