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Help Stop Domestic Violence

DCADV is the statewide, nonprofit coalition of agencies and individuals working to stop domestic violence in Delaware. We work in partnership with direct service providers, government officials, and business and community partners to promote equality in relationships as we strive to alter the social conditions that allow violence and abuse to occur. We invite you to join us in these efforts.

Supporting Membership

Join or renew your membership today! Your support ensures that critical work in the areas of policy and advocacy, public education, and media outreach can continue.

News & Events

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

On February 1st Governor John Carney and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long signed a proclamation at Shue-Medill Middle School in Newark, Delaware declaring February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in the State of Delaware and urged all Delawareans to observe this month with activities that promote awareness and prevention of the crime of teen dating violence in our communities and to promote health and respectful relationships.

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DCADV Job Openings

Below please find our current openings. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to

Policy Specialist – Part-time


Domestic Violence 101 Training        March 7-8, 2017            Delaware Technical Community College, Dover, DE

Join DCADV for our two-day Domestic Violence 101 training!  This training DV101 is the Coalition’s signature training event and attracts a multidisciplinary audience from across the state.  Participants typically include domestic violence service providers, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement agencies, and state employees working on issues ranging from behavioral health services to human resources to the criminal justice system.  DV101 provides an overview of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence, and teaches participants effective advocacy skills that support safety and empowerment across systems.  Please click here to register.

 Monthly DV Calendar

Webinar recording available: Engaging Parents & Caregivers Affected by Domestic Violence (recorded 2/8/17)

To listen to a recording of our most recent webinar, please click here.


Upcoming Webinar: Liberated Parenting Strategies

Join DCADV on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. EST for our webinar “Liberated Parenting Strategies.”  This webinar will feature Trina Greene Brown, the founder of Parenting for Liberation-- which is a hub of resources of liberated parenting strategies. Trina will share tools and strategies informed by an intergenerational collective of activist parents of color that address the root causes of multiple forms of violence.  This webinar will offer a space for DV advocates to learn best practices to engage with a network of liberated parents who are change agents fighting for a world where all children can be liberated.  Participants will walk away with Parenting for Liberation resource guide and workbook tools for engaging in liberated parenting practices.  Register today!



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 DCADV 2016 Annual Report

Highlights and Accomplishments from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016

 DVCC 2016 Annual Report

The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) is a state agency legislatively created to improve Delaware's response to domestic violence and sexual assault. The DVCC brings together all stakeholders including service providers, policy-level officials and community partners to eradicate domestic violence. The DVCC is committed to leading the nation through innovative legislative action, community education and an outstanding coordinated system response to violence in families and the community.

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released its report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence in 2015.  To read the full report, click here.

      DCADV Staff Contributes Articles to the Delaware Journal of Public Health

The October 2016 issue of the Delaware Journal of Public Health ( focuses on Violence and Public Health.  In this issue, DCADV, Delaware Men, and our local prevention program partners (CHILD, Inc. Safe+Respectful and Turning Point at People’s Place REAL Relationships) had the opportunity to contribute articles about our implementation of state and local violence prevention strategies for practice-based evidence.  There is also an article about the work of our Project Connect/DV Shelter partners, highlighting their efforts to assess/screen for the effects of domestic violence on an individual’s health in reproductive/sexual health and shelter settings. 

Check out the issue to learn more about the incredible work being done statewide to improve community conditions for Delawareans and beyond.


Member Organizations

Child, Inc. Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. - Equal Access to Justice Delaware Center for Justice People's Place YWCA Delaware