The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC), a non-profit agency serving Utah families whose lives have been touched by the national epidemic of domestic violence, recently received a HopeLine® from Verizon grant of $6,000.00 to expand its work. Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program supports domestic violence prevention and awareness programs in Utah and nationwide.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) urges the media to cover domestic violence accurately.
With high profile cases of domestic violence in the news, such as George Zimmerman’s most recent arrest November 18, 2013 on aggravated assault and battery-domestic violence charges  , the media has the opportunity to debunk myths and set the record straight on the realities of domestic violence.
The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is launching an exciting new campaign, "Choose to Cherish" and we need your partnership as we seek to make Utah the safest state in the nation.
Most people are aware of the horrible effects of violence and the impact is has on Utah families
- 40% of all homicides in the state were related to domestic violence and
- the youngest victim was only 5 years old and
- most recently the loss of a young police officer, Sgt. Derrick Johnson.
Statistics tell one story but, however horrifying, they are often quickly forgotten. Here at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition we believe that holding the memory of those lost should call us to focused, effective action. We believe that if we change the dialogue concerning the issue of violence and focus our support on the strengths and goodness in our communities Utah will be safer for all.
Your support in partnering with the UDVC will provide us with an important collaboration and enhance all our efforts in being a force for good in Utah. Utah Domestic Violence Coalition supports local victim’s service agencies throughout Utah. We support the grassroots agencies who share our goal to empower and uplift children and enable them to live a life free from violence. We wholeheartedly invite you to become a sponsor of this campaign.
From our friends at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
We are delighted to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition’s Family Violence Prevention Awards 2013, to be presented at the Annual Recognition and Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 29th at the Davis Conference Center in Layton.
This year UDVC plans to honor the outstanding achievements of three recipients who have gone “above and beyond” the call of duty to continue the mission of UDVC to create a state where domestic violence is intolerable and make a difference to the lives of victims.