Nearly one decade after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program, there is a strong foundation of information and lessons learned regarding promising practices in the primary prevention of intimate partner violence. This collection highlights the successes of this program and its grantees, providing materials to support replication of these efforts across the United States and globally.
"Beginning in 2002, CDC provided cooperative agreements and other supports with Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) funding to develop the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program. Through DELTA, CDC supports 14 state-level domestic violence coalitions to build organizational capacity and state leadership for IPV primary prevention as well as provide prevention-focused training, technical assistance, and financial support to local coordinated community responses (CCRs). Local CCRs, in collaboration with their state coalition, then plan, implement, and conduct program improvement evaluations of their multi-level change strategies to prevent IPV, addressing the unique needs and culture of their communities" (CDC, 2011)
The DELTA program seeks to reduce the incidence of intimate partner violence by providing funding to support local CCR's adoption of primary prevention principles and practices. As illustrated in the diagram below, local nonprofit organizations serve as the fiscal agents through which resources are provided to local CCRs to accomplish this goal through increased cooperation and coordination among participating sectors.
The 14 states that receive DELTA funding are highlighted on the map below. For an overview of each state program, local projects, and contact information for each state coordinator, visit the CDC's Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) US maps.
Further detail about the DELTA Program is provided in the CDC publications listed here.
DELTA PREP Online Toolkit
The DELTA PREP Toolkit was developed by the DELTA PREP project, a collaboration of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in support of 19 state domestic violence coalitions to build their organizational capacity for primary prevention of IPV. The Toolkit is a resource for state and community organizations that are engaging in primary prevention efforts and are interested in strengthening their organization’s ability to sustain and build upon their prevention work. The tools in this interactive Toolkit were used by the DELTA PREP project participant coalitions, and the materials have been informed by the experiences of these organizations. It is notable that DELTA PREP coalitions have continued to enhance and expand their primary prevention efforts since the Foundation project grant period ended in November 2011