PCADV is accepting workshop proposals for our next conference to be held on Nov. 2-4, 2016, in Lancaster.
This year we are seeking intermediate and advanced level presentations for our audience that reflect our theme: Celebrating the Past & Shaping the Future: PCADV’s 40th Anniversary. Our conference brings together coalition and program staff, volunteers and attorneys.
State and federal funds that are 6 months overdue are finally flowing to domestic violence centers across the commonwealth. Pennsylvania's budget as enacted appropriates $16.851 million for domestic violence services. Shelters, centers and legal clinics that were forced to cut programming or close when the state budget impasse cut off funds are working to re-establish relationships with victims and the community. Click here for line item details as enacted
Amendments unrelated to strangulation have delayed the bill by Representative Becky Corbin's (R-Chester Co.) to make strangulation a felony in Pennsylvania. Legislators must be reminded that the original bill House Bill 1581 is important to prevent domestic violence homicides and hold perpetrators accountable. Stand with PCADV
PCADV is Meeting the Changing Needs of Victims with five key priorities — changing attitudes, beliefs and knowledge about domestic violence; reducing domestic violence deaths through the Lethality Assessment Program; increasing the financial independence of survivors; engaging men to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault; and successfully advocating for legal protections for victims and children. Donate to support our mission
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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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