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UDVC in Washington DC: Advocates from Over 40 States Descend on Capitol Hill to Call for Funding and Legislation to Address Domestic Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) hosts Advocacy Days Conference during its 25th anniversary celebration

Washington, D.C. – This week, NNEDV is hosting its annual Advocacy Days Conference to advocate for improved legislation and increased funding to prevent and end domestic violence. NNEDV is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, reflecting on the progress that has been made for survivors as well as the barriers that still exist.

Coalition leaders and victim advocates from most U.S. states and territories are in Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers and promote key legislative priorities. The Advocacy Day Conference is a chance for leaders from each state to meet with their Members of Congress to discuss vital funding and legislative concerns in order to better respond to domestic violence. These include desperately needed funding for victim service programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). 

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Save the date!

The 24th Annual Domestic Violence Conference will be held on October 28th-30th at the Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 West Center Street, Provo, Utah.

Call for Workshop Proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for workshops. We encourage survivors, advocates, experts and other professionals and allies to submit!

All submissions must be received by July 1, 2014.
Notice of acceptance will be made the week of July 22, 2015.

Topics may include:
  • Trauma Informed Advocacy
  • Working with Underserved Populations, such as, but not limited to:
    • Survivors of Trafficking
    • Survivors with insecure immigration status
    • Tribal/Native Communities
    • Survivors with disabilities
    • Male survivors
    • LGBTQ Survivors
    • Elder Survivors
    • Refugee Communities
  • Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
  • The Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents
  • Leadership and Social Justice
  • Coordinated Community Response
  • Sexual Violence and IPV
  • Self-care
  • Mental Health and Resiliency
  • Ethics in Practice
  • Suicide Risk and Domestic Violence

To submit a proposal to present a workshop, click here!

Call for Vendors/Exhibitors!

We are inviting allied organizations to table at the 24th Annual Utah Domestic Violence Conference. This opportunity will give your organization an opportunity to showcase your work and the resources you provide to domestic and sexual violence advocates and allies from across the state. The cost to exhibit at the conference is only $50 for non-profits and $100 for profit- for all 3 days! Your support and presence at this conference is valuable to us, if the cost to participate is a barrier, please contact Liz Owens, Education & Training Coordinator, to discuss other options.

To submit an application to Vend/Exhibit, click here!
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Utah declared by Governor

October 1st 2014 : Press Release

October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Utah is also lending its voice to speak out about this pervasive and life threatening crime that affects the very core of communities, families and individuals.

Governor Herbert has officially announced that October 2014 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Utah in a gubernatorial declaration delivered to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC). Kendra Wyckoff, Executive Director of the Coalition, expressed her gratitude to the Governor for recognizing the impact of domestic violence in our state and the need to raise awareness both of the issue itself and the challenges that survivors face to find compassion, comfort and healing after being exposed to a crime that violates an individual's dignity, self-worth, physical and emotional security.