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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
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Disaster Mental Health: Moving Beyond Theory
    Avondale Meadows YMCA , Indianapolis IN
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by: Jennifer Stansberry Miller, MSW, LSW

    Program Objectives:

    • Understand the needs of disaster victims.
    • Understand the importance of professional self care and how it relates
      to disaster victims.
    • Lessons learned – recognize the reality of what benefits the victims’
      and their families.

    For more information, click here.

    The cost is $40 – click to register

    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Prevail Signature Gala
    The Renaissance in Carmel , Carmel IN
    6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    More Info here

    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Lucas Oil Estate , Carmel
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    CoburnFest! – August 23, 2014 | 7-11pm

    CoburnFest! is a party with a purpose – NEW PARTY. SAME PURPOSE.

    Let’s start with the party. Location… location…. location, right? Absolutely! You are invited to one of the most incredible homes in the Indianapolis area – the incomparable Lucas Estate. The property is owned by none other than the Indianapolis Colts owners, Charlotte and Forrest Lucas. Formerly the Hilbert Mansion, this gorgeous estate is located on 33 acres in Carmel, IN.

    More Info

    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. 


    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Support Groups for Women Experiencing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Trauma & Oppression 08.25.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This webinar offers an overview of an approach for providing interdisciplinary trauma-informed support groups for women who are affected by substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of trauma and oppression. Groups can be provided in multiple treatment settings as well as in advocacy programs. The group handout materials can also be used in 1-1 counseling sessions as well as in informational lecture series.

    Patti Bland, M.A., CDP
    Substance Abuse Training Director
    National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

    To register, please contact Jen Curley by clicking here.

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Elder Abuse in Indiana 09.02.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Facilitated by Kerry Hyatt Blomquist

    A comprehensive look at Indiana’s laws on Elder abuse, mandatory reporting requirements and best practices and strategies for improvement. Objectives are 1. To provide an accurate overview of the laws pertaining to elder abuse in Indiana including those requiring mandatory reporting of incidents. 2. To discuss best practices in identifying abuse in elder Americans and how best to respond both personally and systemically when abuse is identified.

    The webinar is FREE, to register, click here. 

    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Working at the Intersection: An Overview of Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Violence Against Women 09.08.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    This webinar explores the complex issues facing women who experience multiple forms of trauma (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of oppression). The words of women in recovery who have experienced intimate partner violence are woven into this overview. We will address what it was like then, what it is like now, and ways we can improve our services as substance abuse treatment providers, advocates, and other allied professionals.

    Patti Bland, M.A., CDP
    Substance Abuse Training Director
    National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

    For more information or to register, please contact Jen Curley by clicking here. 

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Advocates Group Training 09.09.2014
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    This training will be over how to train and engage school staff

    09.10.2014 - 11.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Redefining Health Care Response to Interpersonal Violence
    IU Health-Methodist Hospital , Indianapolis IN
    09.10.2014 - 11.14.2014
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    September 10-November 14

    Presented by the Indiana University School of Medicine

    This educational series has been designed to educate healthcare providers, social workers, mental health therapists, law enforcement, advocates, and attorneys that work

    in a variety of settings to care for all patients of interpersonal violence. The presenters will discuss the identification, assessment and intervention of all types of interpersonal violence. Community members who are interested in participating and learning more about the effects of interpersonal violence in the community are encouraged to register.

    When: Wednesdays from 6-10 pmSept. 10 to Nov. 14

    Where:  IU Health-Methodist Hospital, I-65 at W. 21st St.,

    Indianapolis, Petticrew Auditorium

    Cost: Free

    Registrationclick here for the brochure.

    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    3 Common Executive Mis-Functions in ADHD and Strategies to Help
    Noblesville Library , Noblesville Indiana
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Presenter:  DeShawn Wert

    Program Objectives:

    • What is executive functioning?
    • Three areas of executive function that are commonly affected by ADHD (working memory, time blindness and motivation)
    • Examples of point of performance strategies that work for those impacted with ADHD executive functions

    For more information click here.

    The cost is $40 – click to register