In our effort to better understand, respond to, and prevent domestic violence, NRCDV has developed a number of key initiatives to facilitate a deeper focus on a particular issue or population. These are VAWnet, Safe Housing Partnerships, PreventIPV, Domestic Violence Awareness Project, ACE-DV Leadership Forum, DV Evidence Project, Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit, and Community Based Participatory Research toolkit.
VAWnet serves as NRCDV’s primary dissemination vehicle for domestic violence information and materials to the field on domestic violence policy, practice and research.
A project of the Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium, Safe Housing Partnerships provides help with understanding the connections between domestic and sexual violence and safe, affordable housing.
A project of the IPV Prevention Council, PreventIPV provides an opportunity to create and sustain a unified national prevention effort by promoting strategies, tools, and lessons learned by state/territory and community-based prevention programs across the United States.
Domestic Violence Awareness Project
The NRCDV’s Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports and promotes the national, tribal, territorial, state and local advocacy networks in their ongoing education efforts through public awareness campaigns, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building and technical assistance. The voices, leadership and expertise of those who have experienced violence have informed the DVAP since its inception in 1998.
The Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (ACE-DV) Leadership Forum is comprised of advocates in the movement to end gender-based violence who identify as having experienced domestic violence in childhood. The Leadership Forum was established to amplify the voices and experiences of ACE-DV to enhance our work to end domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Evidence Project
The Domestic Violence Evidence Project is designed to assist state coalitions, local domestic violence programs, researchers, and other allied individuals and organizations better respond to the growing emphasis on identifying and integrating evidence-based practice into their work in four key areas: Services to Adult Victims, Children’s Services, Prevention, and Reducing Abusive Behavior.
Runaway & Homeless Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
The RHY Toolkit was developed by and for advocates in the runaway and homeless youth (RHY) and domestic violence and sexual assault fields to help programs better address relationship violence with runaway and homeless youth.
Community Based Participatory Research Toolkit
This toolkit is for researchers across disciplines and social locations who are working in academic, policy, community, or practice-based settings. In particular, the toolkit provides support to emerging researchers as they consider whether and how to take a CBPR approach and what it might mean in the context of their professional roles and settings.