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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

    Learn about DVN’s Rich History of Community Wide Plans

    State of Domestic Violence Reports

     

     

     

     

    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
    03.18.2014 - 05.21.2014
    All Day
    Courageous Conversations: LGBTQ+
    Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center , Indianapolis IN
    03.18.2014 - 05.21.2014
    All Day

    The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center Presents:

    Courageous Conversations: LGBTQ+

    Dialogues and Films

    March 7-film, Paris is Burning

    March 18th and 19th-dialogue, LGBTQ+Religion

    March 21-film, Two Spirits

    April 4- film, Alis Nisa: Black Muslim Women

    April 8&9-dialogue, LGBTQ+Media

    April 18-film, (A)sexual

    April 22&23-dialogue,LGBTQ+Health

    May 6&7-dialogue, LGBTQ+Disability

    May 9-film, Milk

    May 20-21-dialogue, LGBTQ+Gender Spectrum

    May 23-film, For the Bible Tells Me So

    To register, email Danicia Malone, dmalone@inrc.org-317-920-0330 x109

     

    04.23.2014
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    How to Train Your Community; A DV101 Training of Trainers
    INCAA , Indianapolis IN
    04.23.2014
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Key functions of every domestic violence service agency are raising public awareness and educating the wider community about the realities of intimate partner violence. But standing up in front of a room of people can be a daunting prospect, even when discussing a subject you know inside and out. And where do you even start in putting material together? This training will provide participants with the basic tools not only to create a quality training, but to educate the wider community about the realities of intimate partner violence.

    RegistrationClick here; email Caryn Burton with questions cburton@icadvinc.org

    04.24.2014 - 04.25.2014
    All Day
    2014 Conference to End Sexual Violence
    Wyndham Hotel , Indianapolis IN
    04.24.2014 - 04.25.2014
    All Day

    Indianapolis, IN

    Join the Indiana Department of Corrections, INCASA, and MRNISO at Indiana’s only statewide conference focused on sexual violence issues. Last year over 400 professionals were in attendance.  Don’t miss out on 2014.

    This year’s conference offers sessions addressing victim issues, offender treatment, medical and mental health promising practices, investigation and prosecution strategies and emerging trends in primary prevention.

    Highlights include a keynote address by Tena Dellaca-Hedrick, human trafficking survivor.  Tena, a victim’s advocate at Victory Noll will speak to her experiences and her life changing encounter with Alaska’s worst serial rapist and murder, Robert Hansen. Noted Forensic Nurse Examiner, Dr. Jenifer Markowitz will present multiple sessions on effective and ethical testimony and other Advanced SANE topics. Other presentations include: HIV prophylaxis medication options, human trafficking assessment, sex offender treatment, juvenile sex offender management, community violence prevention, and working with victims & offenders with disabilities.

    To register, visit http://www.incasa.org/2013/11/07/2014-conference/

    A training by the Prevention Institute will precede the conference on April 23, 2014.

    For Conference Information contact Kassandra Adams at kadams@incasa.org.   To find out about becoming an Exhibitor at the conference contact Janet Brown at jbrown@incasa.org.

    04.25.2014
    7:00 am - 9:00 am
    Blue Breakfast-sponsoring Coburn Place
    Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center , Indianapolis IN
    04.25.2014
    7:00 am - 9:00 am

    Blue Breakfast – April 25, 2014 | 7am

    The Indianapolis Colts and Coburn Place team up again for the 7th annual Blue Breakfast, a high-energy, day-breaking fundraising event at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Blue Breakfast is a fun, inspirational event with great networking opportunities. A Colts personality will join in the morning’s festivities. Who will it be? Check back soon for more details.

     

    05.02.2014
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Timeless Tips from the Bench and Bar
    Indianapolis Marriott North , Indianapolis IN
    05.02.2014
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    A continuing education program of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

    Featuring the Honorable Justice Steve David, retired Justices Theodore R. Boehm and Frank Sullivan, Jr., and Court of Appeals Judges John G. Baker, Cale Bradford,Elaine B. Brown, Terry A. Crone, Melissa S. May, Edward W. Najam, Jr., Margret G. Robb, and Nancy H. Vaidik.

    Also featuring attorneys Tom Davis, Ron Elberger,

    Dean Emeritus William F. Harvey, Charles Kidd, and others.

    • Six (6) hours CLE. One (1) hour ethics.
    • Everything included.
    • Buffet breakfast.
    • Plated Lunch.
    • All day beverages.
    • Afternoon Dessert.
    • FREE parking.

    Cost: $300

    To register, click here

     

    05.06.2014
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Advocates Renewal 05.06.2014
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    don’t miss this!

    05.06.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    The Legalities of Intimate Partner - Civil Issues 05.06.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    This webinar will focus on the CIVIL legal issues that surrounding intimate partner violence.  What are the legal issues addressed in protective orders and what does the statute require? How does the existence of IPV impact divorce or paternity cases? What if your client needs to relocate?  Knowledge is power. Empower yourself and the clients you serve by learning the answers to these and many other legal questions. Primarily for new advocates, but you can never have too much knowledge.

    To register, click here.

    05.08.2014
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Basics of Trauma Informed Services for Rape and Sexual Assault Victims 05.08.2014
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Join INCASA for an overview of, “Trauma Informed Services for Adults Experiencing Rape and Sexual Assault”.
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understanding sexual trauma.
    2. The brain’s response to sexual trauma.
    3. Chronic shock symptoms as outcomes of sexual trauma.
    4.  Basic tenets of trauma-informed advocacy services.
    This webinar will be faciliated by Karen A Duncan, M.A., Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Director of Community
                                Engagement at INCASA.
    Click here to register.
    Ms. Duncan serves as Project Manager for the Indiana Statewide Victim Assistance Academy and a new initiative “Making Children A Priority” focusing on community-wide educational strategies in the recognition and prevention of child sexual abuse.  She was integral to establishing INCASA’s Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team Training and implementing a statewide assessment of primary prevention efforts in Indiana.  Karen is the author of two books, Healing from the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse:  the Journey for Women (2005) and Female Sexual Predators:  Understanding Them to Protect Our Children and Youths (2010).
    05.15.2014
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    DV Train-the-Trainer 05.15.2014
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Sheltering Wings will be hosting a Train the Trainer event on May 15th, 8:00 to 1:00 at Sheltering Wings (lunch will be provided).

    The topics to be covered will be:

    •             DV 101: to include the types of and examples of what domestic violence is

    •             Talking points: how to approach the topic of abuse with someone you believe is a victim

    •             First responders as community members, church members, business managers and parents

    •             Scenarios and safety planning

    This training will provide in depth coverage of the above topics and each participant should leave having a better understanding of how to help and respond to someone who is a victim of domestic violence.  If you would like to attend please RSVP by May 8th to Melissa Echerd at echerd@shelteringwings.org.

    Please email for registration and location!

    05.20.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    U Visas: What Law Enforcement Needs to Know 05.20.2014
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Presented by ICADV Legal Counsel Kerry Hyatt Blomquist

    In Indiana, many legal advocates have encountered significant challenges in securing U visa certifications from law enforcement agencies for immigrant victims of crime. Many requests have been denied by Indiana law enforcement agencies where clients were victims of rape, home invasion, and domestic violence. In this webinar, we will discuss why sign-offs are so important and what it does and does not require of law enforcement.  Please publicize to your law enforcement partners and jurisdictions.

    To register, click here.