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Domestic Violence Network’s 20th Anniversary Spotlight:  Tracey Horth Krueger

By:  Jennifer Heitmeyer, DVN Advancement Manager

The Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is celebrating its’ 20th Anniversary in 2017.  As part of the celebration we will be highlighting individuals over the next few months who have been both pioneers and those who became advocates of The Network along the way.  Each of these individuals has played an integral role in the success and growth of DVN over the years. Our first blog highlights Tracey Horth Krueger, the current Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA).

Tracey has been involved in domestic violence efforts in Indianapolis long before DVN was a 501 (C) 3 and dating back to when it was a grassroots effort in the 1970’s aimed at connecting victims with services. As a founding member of DVN, she served as the organization’s first executive director from 1997-2003.  During that time Tracey took the lead in creating a structured organization by hiring staff and outlining goals that would eventually lead to a more community-involved approach to the coordination of services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Tracey lead an effort to raise in excess of $3 million, securing multiple annual corporate sponsorships to fund DVN’s public awareness initiatives. In 2000, Mayor Bart Peterson challenged the community to provide an accountable, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive approach to preventing family violence.  Tracey spearheaded efforts by DVN to facilitate the creation and implementation of the Family Violence Community Wide Plan which continued for several years.

Her team also worked to develop and implement social enterprise initiatives, formalized the DVN membership of social service advocates, developed and implemented Employers Against Domestic Violence, and partnered with WTHR to develop and implement the “Shattering the Silence” public awareness campaign.

Tracey’s vision and leadership have been fundamental in the growth and development of the Domestic Violence Network over the years and we are happy to recognize her during the celebration of our 20th Anniversary!

We wouldn’t be here without you! Thank you!

#YouAreTheNetwork!