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Dreamers Foundation Presents "From Darkness To Light"

Dreamers’ Foundation 2nd Annual Event is raising funds for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition this year. Join us for this grand event which includes an art auctio and raffles! Entertainment is unbelievable, we have an aerialist, hip hop crew, DJ and fashion show! You will not want to miss this cocktail party event.

Purchase tickets: "From Darkness to Light" on October 17th, 2015 to support the ongoing work of this life changing organization.  Download the flier. Visit Dreamers Foundation.

Utah’s 24th Annual Domestic Violence Conference

October 28-30, 2015 – Provo, Utah 

“Many Voices: One Commitment”

Celebrating the Many Voices Committed to creating safer communities for us all. Featuring keynote speaker Judy Benitez, Deputy Director, Transitional Housing Program, National Network to End Domestic Violence.

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Increases in Domestic Violence Related Deaths in Utah Result in One-Time Funding and Specialized Training to Assess and Prevent Risk of Serious Injury or Homicide

Salt Lake City, Utah – In the first six months of 2015 there were 13 domestic violence related homicides in Utah; an average of two preventable deaths each month.

“We must remember, these are not just numbers, they are human lives. They are mothers, daughters, sisters and children whose lives should have been protected and saved,” said Chief Greg Butler, Woods Cross Police Department.

In a proactive attempt to prevent domestic violence related homicides in their community, in 2014, the Woods Cross Police Department received training and began utilizing the Lethality Assessment Protocol – an evidence-based tool that helps law enforcement and community professionals assess risk of serious injury or homicide by an intimate partner. Additionally, the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) connects those at risk to local services.

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). 

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!