Who We Are
Our Mission, vision, And core values
Our mission is to end domestic violence in Utah through advocacy, education, collaboration, and leadership. We envision a world where all individuals and families live free from violence, feel safe, empowered, and hopeful.
Our core values are:
Advocacy – We embrace our role to inform and advance public policy and statewide training that is trauma- informed.
Collaboration – To fulfill our mission, we coordinate with partners and community stakeholders.
Safety – We promote genuine security for all people and support our members and partners who create safe communities.
Empowerment – Just like a survivor’s right to self-determination, we support our members and partners in serving those affected by violence.
Dignity – We are committed in treating each individual, family, team member, and community partner with the humanity they deserve.
Social Change – We are committed to addressing social relationships, structures, and discourse as important sites of change.
Intersectionality – We embrace the diversity in our community and strive to promote inclusion and equity in all we do.
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a private non-profit organization recognized nationally for providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah.
As a 501(c)3 non-for-profit organization, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is comprised of members from across the state and various disciplines, and a Board of Directors, all of whom are committed to end domestic violence in Utah through advocacy, education, collaboration, and leadership.
Our work is focused around these four essential areas:
We propose, promote, and advise on policies and practices that enhance victim safety and empowerment while raising awareness of the need for prevention and intervention.
We provide technical assistance and training to member programs, law enforcement and community partners, as well as work with media and others to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the need for prevention and intervention.
We operate a 24-hour confidential hotline, known as the LINKLine: 1-800-897-LINK (5465), that offers trauma-informed support and connects survivors, friends, family, service providers and others to local resources.
We work closely with community-based victim service providers, key stakeholders, policy makers and community partners to provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, statewide services and responses. A membership structure is utilized to ensure the voices of survivors and local communities remain central to our work and mission. Membership is comprised of nonprofit victim service agencies and other allied agencies across Utah.
Utah Domestic Violence Council (UDVC) was founded in 1978 by Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS).
Initially formed as a community forum to start the necessary dialogue about domestic violence in the state of Utah.
UDVC incorporated in 1993 and, in 1994, the Council became independent of DCFS.
Designated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in 1998.
In 2013, UDVC adopted a new set of bylaws and transitioned from a council to a coalition.
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is recognized nationally as the State domestic violence coalition in Utah.