About Us

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) provides a strong, statewide voice on behalf of survivors and their children. KCADV administers $13 million in state and federal funds to its 15 member programs, runs a Certification Program for all domestic violence program staff including 30 hours of classroom instruction, and operates an Economic Empowerment Program serving survivors across the state. KCADV also advocates on domestic violence-related issues at the state and federal levels, coordinates an annual conference with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault programs, and provides resources, training, and technical assistance to its member programs.

KCADV Mission

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence mobilizes and supports member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence.


Inspired by the voices of survivors, KCADV creates social change to:

  • Ensure the safety of survivors and their access to and choice of services.
  • Address root causes of intimate partner violence.
  • Hold abusers accountable.
  • Encourage the development of trauma-informed laws, policies, and procedures across all systems.
  • Prevent future acts of intimate partner violence.