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 original goal of the Council was to enhance 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. In 2022, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence expanded the Council to include survivors, community organizers, and community-based organizations committed to making prevention accessible and possible, with racial equity at the center.

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

Membership: IPV Prevention Council

IPV Prevention Council members include:

  • Kelly Annelli, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Justin Carter, Carter Prevents
  • Lorien Castelle, New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Dominique Crowling, Community United Against Violence
  • Deb DeBare, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Karimah Dillard, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Glenn Harris, Ohio Domestic Violence Network
  • Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, PreventConnect/ValorUS
  • Lul Mohamud, The Person Center
  • Marsha Curry Nixon, A Miracle 4 Sure
  • Kristen Pritchard, Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
  • Tonjie Reese, eleven24
  • Meghan Scalon, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Arianna Sessoms, Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance
  • Stephanie Solomon, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • William West, Texas Council on Family Violence

NRCDV Staff include:

  • Farzana Safiullah, Chief Executive Officer
  • Arlene Vassell, Vice President of Programs, Prevention & Social Change
  • Casey Keene, Director of Programs & Prevention
  • Shenna Morris, Director of Policy
  • Lavon Morris-Grant, Director of Community Engagement

Taking Action

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Recent News

Thursday, 29 September 2022
NRCDV will host the National Call for Unity to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 on September 30th, 2022 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific. This year's call centers on the theme for DVAM 2022, No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice: Cultivating Joy Towards Liberation.
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
UPCOMING TRAINING September 27, 2022 | 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific During this session led by Mothyna James-Brightful, participants will explore audience engagement through storytelling. Using a storytelling framework to shift an audience from interested to invested. 

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