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.
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Allstate Foundation Gives $115,000 to Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Big Legislative Wins for Victims of Domestic Violence in KY
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for domestic violence victims, as well as new, education-based referral standards for victims, to replace an outdated mandatory reporting law.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
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.
KCADV Supports Evidence-based Justice Reform
KCADV supports Kentucky Senate Bill 120, a re-entry bill aimed at reducing Kentucky’s 40 percent, three-year recidivism rate.
Safe Harbor receives $2,500 from Kentucky Power
Kentucky Power donated $2,500 to KCADV's Purple Purse emergency fund to help survivors of domestic violence overcome barriers to financial independence and safety. Kentucky Power President Matt Satterwhite presented the check to Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky Executive Director Ann Perkins in Ashland.
KCADV Leads Statewide Rapid Re-Housing Program
For the first time, a Rapid Re-Housing Program is being taken statewide to help victims of domestic violence. Using a $259,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state's network of 15 shelters will provide rental assistance to at least 40 women in any Kentucky county except Jefferson and Fayette.
KCADV Names Champions for Justice
Rep. Joni Jenkins and State Crime Lab Director Laura Sudkamp received the “Champions for Justice” Award for their work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at the 18th Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. A Champion of Justice Award was also given posthumously to Ian Sonego, a career prosecutor who worked to improve the state’s laws governing the prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence perpetrators.
Verizon makes $20,000 grant to KCADV's Economic Empowerment Program
Verizon supports statewide economic empowerment and financial education services for domestic violence survivors.
Kentucky grocery shoppers helping domestic violence victims
Governor Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin announced the results of the 8th annual "Shop and Share" event.
KCADV Replenishing Emergency Fund for Domestic Violence Survivors
KCADV has set a $15,000 goal to replenish its Purple Purse Emergency Fund to assist survivors with emergency expenses. Visit https://www.crowdrise.com/KCADV-purplepurse2016 to contribute.