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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. 

     

    11.24.2014
    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Higher Ed. Impact Team
    Domestic Violence Network , Indianapolis IN
    11.24.2014
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

    The Higher Ed. Impact Team is newly formed and will focus on prevention and response to dating abuse and sexual assault on college campuses.

    Our next meeting is November 24th from 9:00a.m.-10:30a.m. at the new DVN office.

    Please contact Chris Warren for more details. cwarren@dvnconnect.org

    12.02.2014
    8:30 am - 11:00 am
    DVN Year End Advocates Group Meeting
    Domestic Violence Network , Indianapolis IN
    12.02.2014
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

    Come and celebrate the year end with us, tour our new space and network with peers! December 2, 2014 from 8.30-11 am.

    12.02.2014
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Advocates Group Meeting 12.02.2014
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Year End Wrap-Up and Evaluation

    12.02.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Domestic Violence 12.02.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Pacific Time)Presenters: Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Esq. and Kristin Tucker, NW Network.

    Description: This webinar will assist advocates working with LGBTQ survivors who are engaged in criminal and civil legal processes related to the abuse they’ve experienced. This session will support advocates to increase their skills in identifying the different criminal and civil legal remedies available to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. “Proceed!” will also provide tools to navigate the legal system, strategies to recognize and respond to the barriers LGBTQ survivors face and practical tips to ensure effective, creative legal advocacy specific to LGBTQ-survivors’ needs and experiences.

    Click here to register

    12.02.2014
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    WEBINAR: Proceed! LGBTQ Legal Issues for DV Advocates 12.02.2014
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Presented by the National LGBTQ Training & Technical Assistance Initiative

    This webinar will assist advocates working with LGBTQ survivors who are engaged in criminal and civil legal processes related to the abuse they’ve experienced.  This session will support advocates to increase their skills in identifying the different criminal and civil legal remedies available to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  “Engaging the Legal System” will also provide tools to navigate the legal system, strategies to recognize and respond to the barriers LGBTQ survivors face and practical tips to ensure effective, creative legal advocacy specific to LGBTQ-survivors’ needs and experiences.

    WhenTuesday, December 2, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
    Cost: Free
    RegistrationClick here
    12.03.2014
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    People who batter and abuse impact team
    The Julian Center , Indianapolis IN
    12.03.2014
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    12.04.2014
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Effects of Sexual Assault within the Latino Community
    MESA , Indianapolis IN
    12.04.2014
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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    12.16.2014
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    WEBINAR: Community Advocacy Strategies 12.16.2014
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Presented by the National LGBTQ Training & Technical Assistance Initiative

    How do current and historic experiences of oppression impact how diverse LGBTQ survivors navigate the systems so often engaged by survivors of violence? How can we support survivors to decrease isolation, reconnect with friends and community while navigating shared spaces with people who have caused them harm? In what ways can we expand and re-imagine traditional safety planning to include an awareness of the strengths, challenges, assets and vulnerabilities of LGBTQ individuals and communities? Join us for an interactive, practical exploration of culturally responsive advocacy, safety and support planning when working with LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

    WhenTuesday, December 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
    Cost: Free

    RegistrationClick here

    12.17.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    Webinar: Year in Review: Top Victims’ Rights Cases from the Past 12 Months 12.17.2014
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Date: 12:00pm - 1:15pm PST 

    This training will identify notable victims’ rights cases from 2014.  The speaker will provide an overview of the facts, holding, and implications of these cases and identify strategies for responding to the new legal landscape created by the cases.  Reflecting on these cases, Ms. Garvin will identify discuss emerging legal issues that attorneys and advocates need to be aware of in order to be the best advocates they can be for victims.

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

     Register Here

    - About the Presenter – 

    Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D.
    Meg Garvin, M.A., J.D., is the executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) and a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School.  Ms. Garvin is recognized as a leading expert on victims’ rights.  She has testified before Congress and the Oregon Legislature on the current state of victim law. She serves on the Legislative & Public Policy Committee of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, is a Board member of the Citizens’ Crime Commission, and is on the Advisory Board for the Red Lodge Legal Services Program.  She previously served as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section Victims Committee, co-chair of the Oregon Attorney General’s Crime Victims’ Rights Task Force, and as a member of the board of directors for the National Organization of Victim Assistance.  She is the recipient of the 2012 Crime Victims First-Stewart Family Outstanding Community Service Award.  Prior to joining NCVLI, Ms. Garvin practiced law in Minneapolis, Minnesota and clerked for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Puget Sound, her master of arts degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

    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.