In The News

KCADV and Bardstown City Councilwoman Kecia Copeland Host Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon

October 16, 2018

KCADV and Bardstown City Councilwoman Kecia Copeland hosted a domestic violence awareness luncheon on October 12, 2018 at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.  The luncheon, emceed by WAVE 3 News anchor Dawne Gee, was part of KCADV's 2018 Purple Purse Challenge. The Challenge, which runs the month of October, raises funds for KCADV's emergency fund. 

KCADV Purple Purse Challenge seeking support this month for emergency assistance programs

October 02, 2018

KCADV launched its 2018 Purple Purse Campaign on October 2.  The campaign, which runs the month of October, raises money for KCADV's emergency fund, which provides support for survivors who face unexpected emergency expenses.

Verizon grants $20,000 to KCADV

July 11, 2018

The funds will be used to support financial education classes, credit counseling, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), and microloans for survivors served by the state’s 15 regional domestic violence programs and state community college system.

Women's Crisis Center names new Executive Director

July 10, 2018

Christy Burch was named executive director of the Women’s Crisis Center on July 1, succeeding Marsha Croxton who is retiring. Burch has served as Director of Prevention at WCC for the last five years.

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.

Allstate Foundation grants $50,000 for Economic Empowerment work

June 06, 2018

The Allstate Foundation awarded the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence $50,000 to support its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Project this year.

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.