The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), in collaboration with member programs from across the state, has engaged in a multi-year process to re-center Indiana’s prevention strategies and program services in survivor-defined needs. With this effort, the Coalition sought to identify the programs and services that were most valued by survivors, what needs were unmet, and fundamentally, how communities could reduce violence by increasing safety and supports for all of us.
In the ten months from December 2017 through October 2018, members of the cohort conducted 91 individual interviews and also five focus group discussions with survivors. We paid particular attention to hearing from individuals who have been unserved or underserved because of barriers related to identity-based discrimination, disabilities, homeless status, criminal justice histories, immigration status, or challenges related to mental health or addictions. ICADV released findings and recommendations from the study in July 2019. Since releasing the Re-Centering report, ICADV has convened three new working groups charged with the responsibility to build out recommendations to increase community safety, to improve service delivery systems and to explore accountability alternatives to the criminal justice system.
In this webinar from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, presenters from the Indiana Coalition will discuss the processes for working together, data collection strategies, key findings, limitations, and next steps.