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About DCADV

The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV), founded in 1994, is a statewide, nonprofit organization of domestic violence agencies, allied organizations, and supportive individuals. DCADV serves as an “umbrella” to many Delaware domestic violence programs, including shelters, hotlines, and victim support/advocacy programs. Over the past 18 years, DCADV’s efforts have focused on enhancing the services, legal remedies, and resources available to assist victims of domestic violence while increasing public awareness about the terrible cost of domestic violence in our society, where it is estimated that one in four women will be victimized in her lifetime. As Delaware’s state domestic violence coalition, DCADV works to address and prevent this critically important problem.

Since DCADV first began its work, DCADV has grown from a staff of one to nine professionals, with membership including four member organizations and over 150 supporting organizations and individuals.

DCADV’s success is a direct result of the hard work and collaborative efforts of government leaders, justice system officials, advocates, and members of the Delaware community. View DCADV's most recent Annual Report for a list of recent activities and accomplishments.

Learn more about DCADV by clicking the links on the left.