What We Do

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
  • counseling
  • 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:

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

ICADV builds public awareness…

… offering a lending library of over 7,000 books, videos, and publications.

… 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.