Progress Through Unity Conference
This year, our conference focuses on collectively creating and sustaining healthy communities. While providing safety and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and their children remains a priority, PCADV has recognized the need to pursue a new model of prevention in the field of domestic violence, repositioning the movement from a reactive to a proactive role. To generate and sustain real change, it is necessary to engage multiple and historically different sectors and disciplines in effective, sustainable efforts in order to prevent violence before it occurs. Join us in this year’s conference!
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from author and advocate Piper Kerman, our keynote speaker during the Luncheon on Thursday, October 25th. Your paid registration includes one ticket to this exciting and inspiring event.
A limited number of tickets to the Luncheon with Piper Kerman are available for purchase at a cost of $50/ticket.
In Memory of Carole Alexy
Carole Alexy worked for more than 40 years as an advocate to end violence against women. Carole began her career in the domestic violence movement in 1976 when she helped to found the Bucks County program, A Woman's Place. She later became president of the PCADV board and joined the staff in 1983. Carole passed away on December 10.
In honor of Carole's amazing work on behalf of victims of domestic violence, the PCADV board has established The Carole Alexy Legacy Fund. Contributions to the Carole Alexy Legacy Fund are dedicated to support the efforts of PCADV to develop and implement policies to improve legal, social and economic aspects of the lives of victims of domestic violence and their families.
Susan Higginbotham selected to lead the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence as new executive director
After an extensive nationwide search for its new executive director, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) board of directors announced today that it has named Susan Higginbotham to lead the Coalition. A committed advocate, Higginbotham brings to PCADV more than twenty-five years of experience dedicated to addressing mission-related issues including domestic violence, reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ health. She has been in executive leadership for twenty years. Read more about Susan Higginbotham
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Learn more about the Lethality Assessment Program
More than 1,400 Pennsylvanians sought assistance from local domestic violence service centers last year as a result of a new screening tool that helps identify victims who are at greatest danger of being killed or seriously injured by their abusive partner. It’s called the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP), and beginning today, anyone can access aggregate data from the program.
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