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Governor Matt Bevin signs HB 309

October 24, 2017

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence today celebrated the passage of two new laws that made Kentucky a safer place for survivors of intimate partner violence during a ceremonial bill signing at the Capitol.

Governor Matt Bevin and KCADV Launch the Purple Purse Challenge

October 03, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Governor Matt Bevin and KCADV are asking Kentuckians to donate to the Purple Purse Challenge--a time-limited fundraiser, which donates 100% of proceeds directly to victims of domestic violence for emergency expenses.

KCADV Offers Webinars to Brief Landlords on New Leasing Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

August 14, 2017

KCADV is offering 3 90-minute webinars to help landlords understand the implications of a new Kentucky law, which offers leasing protections for survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual violence and stalking, as well as new protections for landlords. Register for a webinar here.

New law increases protections for survivors of domestic violence

June 29, 2017

A new KY law requires landlords to allow survivors who have long-term protective orders to replace locks on rental housing and break leases. The law also includes a new mandatory education and referral requirement that replaces an outdated reporting mandate.

Survivors of domestic violence have another safe place to call home in Lexington

June 13, 2017

Two dozen apartments were recently completed for survivors of domestic violence in Lexington. Residents also have access to additional support, including: case management, access to public assistance, and educational and employment services.

National census shows large demand, lack of resources for KY domestic violence programs

May 20, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 11th National Census of Domestic Violence Services showed that while 1,106 Kentucky victims received services in one day in 2016, a lack of resources kept nearly 50 victims from needed help.

‘All threats matter’: Research shows link between threats and domestic violence

April 28, 2017

KCADV provided emergency shelter to 3,000 women in 2016 as part of the solution to intimate partner threats and violence.

Allstate Foundation Gives $115,000 to Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

April 25, 2017

The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) $115,000 in grants for its Economic Empowerment Project. For 12 years, the Allstate Foundation and KCADV have partnered to break the cycle of domestic violence through empowerment.

Big Legislative Wins for Victims of Domestic Violence in KY

April 17, 2017

Kentucky lawmakers have approved leasing protections for domestic violence victims, as well as new, education-based referral standards for victims, to replace an outdated mandatory reporting law.

Bring Victims to the Table on Criminal Justice Reform

April 04, 2017

KCADV and KASAP advocate for approaches that truly protect victims – even those who have committed crimes – and help them on their way to healing and recovery. As we mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we hope that reform advocates give victims’ groups a seat at the table to help shape justice reform. We support evidence-based approaches and want to encourage the reinvestment of savings from incarcerating fewer individuals into much-needed services to support survivors.

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