ICADV is a powerful statewide voice for battered women and their children…
… advocating on the local, state, and national levels for policies and practices that make domestic violence survivors safe and hold batterers accountable.
… promoting policies that
- strengthen legal protections for survivors of domestic violence
- meet the complex needs of battered women and their children
- help underserved populations
ICADV strengthens local service programs…
… conducting statewide trainings
The ICADV Training Institute builds the skills of more than 800 domestic violence professionals annually.
… providing consultation and technical assistanceto domestic violence programs and other professionals.
… giving grants to local service programs that provide:
- safe shelter
- 24 hour crisis hotline
- advocacy to obtain orders of protection and other legal supports
- access to community services
- planning for safe future
… advocating for funding of local programs to respond to ever-increasing requests for services and safety.
ICADV educates allied professionals who assist battered women…
… improving the response battered women receive from:
- health care workers
- social service providers
- other policy makers and professionals
ICADV builds public awareness…
… creating and distributing education materials for domestic violence survivors, domestic violence programs, other professionals, and the general public. Over 200,000 public education brochures are distributed annually.