In The News

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.

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 The law also includes a new mandatory education and referral requirement that replaces an outdated reporting mandate.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.