Community Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence (CWP 3.0)
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.