Advancing a Unified National Prevention Agenda

The IPV Prevention Council was formed in 2011 as a voluntary association of domestic violence coalitions working in partnership with allied national organizations. The Council is committed to enhancing the capacity of state/territory domestic violence coalitions and community-based domestic violence programs to advance a comprehensive national prevention agenda and broaden support for its full implementation at the national, state, territory and local levels.

The Council's Vision and Purpose

The IPV Prevention Council envisions a future in which a multitude of agencies and organizations at the local, state, territory, tribal and national levels are engaged with domestic violence coalitions in collaborative and sustained primary prevention activities leading to the social change that addresses the root causes of intimate partner violence in our culture.

The two primary purposes of the IPV Prevention Council are to:

  • Promote prevention as a sustainable priority for coalitions and local domestic violence programs, and
  • Proactively engage federal partners, funders, and other allied organizations to promote primary prevention of IPV as a critical component of ending domestic and sexual violence.    

Action to Support Unified Prevention

The IPV Prevention Council, through its Steering Committee and collaborative partners, is currently advancing a prevention agenda by:

1. Enhancing engagement with national level-partners, including foundations, for the purpose of building national momentum for IPV prevention.

Primary strategies:

  • Development and promotion of preventIPV.org
  • Ongoing funder identification and engagement
  • Broad and targeted dissemination of a Quarterly eNewsletter
  • Presentations at key prevention conferences and venues

2. Facilitating dialogue, including sharing tools and lessons learned, among domestic violence coalitions and allied community partners to support robust and sustainable primary prevention efforts at the state, territory and local level.

Primary strategies:

  • Continued development of the online Prevention Tools Inventory
  • Webinars for domestic violence organizations and allied partners on prevention resources and emerging approaches
  • Providing expert technical assistance to domestic violence organizations at all levels
  • Facilitating ongoing peer-to-peer communication for domestic violence coalitions via a listserv maintained by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

3. Designing and disseminating a report that includes lessons learned and key highlights/findings from over a decade of IPV primary prevention activities at the national, tribal, state, territory and local levels.

Primary strategies:

  • Documentation of coalition and community-level prevention activities
  • Review of CDC-funded DELTA, DELTA PREP and DELTA FOCUS reports
  • Key informant interviews
  • Development of a Lessons Learned report in hard copy and online dissemination

Leadership: IPV Prevention Council Steering Committee

Elected by the domestic violence coalitions that make up the IPV Prevention Council, the Steering Committee is currently led by:

  • Kristi VanAudenhove, Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
  • Deborah DeBare, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Janelle Moos, North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services
  • Gloria Aguilera Terry, Texas Council on Family Violence

Other Steering Committee members include:

  • Rebecca Cline, Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • Rus E. Funk, Rus Funk Consulting
  • Karen Jarmoc, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Anne Menard, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
  • Tonia Moultry, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Debby Tucker, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Shenna Morris, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Alejandro Palacios, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence

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