What We Do

ICADV is the statewide voice for survivors of domestic violence 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 domestic violence victims' service agencies…

conducting in person and online trainings to build the skills of hundreds of domestic violence advocates and other professionals annually.

providing consultation and technical assistance to domestic violence agencies and other professionals.

…  allocating grants to local service programs  that provide:

  • safe shelter
  • 24 hour crisis hotline
  • counseling
  • advocacy to obtain orders of protection and other legal supports
  • access to community services
  • planning for safe future

…  advocating for funding of local domestic violence agencies who respond to ever-increasing requests for services and safety.

ICADV educates allied professionals who assist survivors…

 improving the response survivors receive from:

  • courts
  • police
  • health care workers
  • social service providers
  • teachers
  • other policy makers and professionals

ICADV builds public awareness to expose the root causes of domestic violence…

… creating and distributing education materials for domestic violence survivors, domestic violence programs, other professionals, and the general public.  Thousands of public education brochures are distributed annually.

... engaging the public through social media.

... coordinating a statewide awareness projects through its member agencies.