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State of Domestic Violence Report Released

DVN releases State of Domestic Violence report
INDIANAPOLIS, January 23, 2014 – Today, the Domestic Violence Network (DVN) releases the 2013 report on the State of Domestic Violence in Central Indiana. Based on similar reports compiled in 2008 and 2011, the 2013 report provides key data about domestic violence in the community. It includes up-to-date information about community-wide efforts to end domestic violence in Central Indiana and ways to get involved in those efforts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey estimates that the lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner is 40% among Hoosier women and 27% among Hoosier men. In Marion County alone, 10,687 victims of domestic violence and 9,962 perpetrators came into contact with the criminal justice system in 2011. These numbers do not include the many victims who did not report their abuse to local authorities.
Given the state of domestic violence in Central Indiana outlined in the report, DVN is leading implementation on the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence 3.0 (CWP 3.0), which was released in October 2013. Implementation of the recommendations in the plan will be done through targeted Impact Groups.   Community members are invited to participate in any of the Impact Groups and can join by contacting DVN at (317) 872-1086 or
For more information about the State of Domestic Violence in Central Indiana and/or the Community-Wide Plan to End Domestic Violence 3.0, visit the Domestic Violence Network website,
About Domestic Violence Network
The Domestic Violence Network (DVN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that exists to bring all members of the Central Indiana community together to end domestic violence. DVN’s mission is to engage the community to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration. DVN exists because of its proud and strong Network of community partners. This Network of direct service providers, law enforcement, community organizations, prosecutors, legislators, and concerned citizens share a fundamental belief that creative collaboration, committed partnerships, and unselfish unity allow us the opportunity to be a powerful voice for cultural sensitivity and change.