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PCADV and the Philadelphia Phillies are teaming up to stop gender violence.
For Phillies tickets for the JUNE 16 game
at Citizen's Bank Park, Philadelphia, against the Toronto Blue Jays

Pledge to…

  • Not use violence of any form in my relationships.
  • Speak up if another man is abusing his partner or is disrespectful or abusive to women and girls. I will not remain silent.
  • Be an ally to women who are working to end all forms of gender violence.
  • Mentor and teach young boys about how to be men in ways that don¹t involve degrading or abusing girls and women. I will lead by example.

  • Download pdfWashington SD Athletic Director Joseph Nicolella Is Winner of PCADV’s Male Leadership Award

    Congratulations to Washington School District Athletic Director Joseph Nicolella, winner of PCADV’s first Excellence in Male Leadership award. Joe was selected by an independent panel of judges for his exemplary leadership in educating student-athletes about healthy relationships and respecting women. He will be given his award at noon Tuesday, May 17 at a press conference in Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh. The public is invited to attend and to thank Joe for his outstanding leadership. We also encourage everyone to take the #FathersDayPledgePA. Please go to and sign the pledge to help end gender violence in your community.

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House Bill 12, signed into law April 24, 2016, by Governor Wolf, amends 23 Pa.C.S. § 3301 to create an additional ground for divorce that assumes consent of a party if he/she

  • has been convicted,
  • entered a plea of guilty, nolo contendere (no contest) or
  • was accepted into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)

due to committing a personal injury crime— including homicide, assault, kidnapping, and human trafficking— against the other party.
The new law also prohibits the court from requiring counseling over the objection of a party that has a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order against the other party. Counseling is also prohibited if a party to the divorce has been convicted of a personal injury crime or has entered into an ARD program for the crime.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape organized an Advocacy Day on April 11, 2016 at the East Wing Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg. More than 100 advocates attended the event representing 29 domestic violence and rape crisis programs serving 35 counties. Advocates from across the Commonwealth visited their legislators to hand-deliver NO MORE donuts covered in teal icing. The color and shape of the donut represents the teal “O” in the national NO MORE campaign. The donut boxes held a message for state legislators calling on them to fully fund domestic violence and sexual assault services. Read more on our Public Policy page.

posted on December 15, 2015

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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