What We Do

ICADV is the statewide voice for survivors of domestic violence and their 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 to build the skills of more than 800 domestic violence professionals annually.

providing consultation and technical assistance to domestic violence agencies 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 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…

… 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.