In The News

KY DV Programs participate in one-day national census

June 15, 2018

On September 13, 2017, Kentucky domestic violence programs served 962 adults and children.  However, a significant number of requests for help – 57 – went unmet because domestic violence agencies lacked the funding and staff to meet demand.

Lewis-Bowling chosen to moderate the Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy in September

May 17, 2018

Angelika Lewis-Bowling, a victim’s advocate for the Williamsburg City Police Department, has been selected as the narrator of the Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy (KVAA) scheduled to take place in September 2018. The KVAA was created by the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet in collaboration with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Kentucky Coalition against Domestic Violence.

Joint Custody Will Be The Default Under New Kentucky Law

May 01, 2018

Separating parents will get joint custody of their children as a default under a bill signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin last week.

Child Marriage is Still Legal in Kentucky

March 05, 2018

Donna Pollard is working with a national advocacy group to promote legislation to raise the legal age for marriage in Kentucky  to 18 and add other protections to try to keep underage girls from being coerced into marriage.

KCADV to offer free tax preparation service at Parkside Apartments

February 16, 2018

KCADV will be operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Parkside Apartment Complex in Lexington through the 2018 tax season. KCADV has helped to provide this service to local residents for almost 10 years as a part of its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Program.

Shop & Share Raises $500,000+ in Supplies for Shelters

February 06, 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin joined community partners to announce the results of the 2018 Shop & Share fundraiser for domestic violence shelters in the Commonwealth.

Expand #MeToo with #WeWillHelp

January 11, 2018

KCADV Executive Director Sherry Currens on the #MeToo Movement.

Legislators seek to change KY law that requires DV survivors to pay legal costs of abuser

January 10, 2018

A Washington County woman attempted to divorce her abuser and discovered she would be forced to pay for his lawyer, according to an obscure KY law. Five KY Senators have filed a measure to amend the law.

Three KY Lawmakers honored with "Champions of Justice" Award at KCADV/KASAP Conference

December 04, 2017

Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, Sen. Ralph Alvarado and Sen. Wil Schroder received the “Champions for Justice” Award for their legislative work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault Friday at the 19th Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington.

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.

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