National Prevention Town Hall

National Prevention Town Hall

“I want to remain that boots on the ground person where I stay in connection and in touch with my community."

Joyce Kyles

Each year, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts a National Prevention Town Hall in collaboration with regional partners across the United States. These annual events are opportunities to build community, highlight what is emerging across regions, share promising practices, and leverage survivors' and community voices and experiences to foster transformation in our prevention work.

Open to community leaders, survivors, storytellers, advocates, and activists across the country, the Town Hall is a space for critical conversations and meaningful relationship building across sectors and social justice movements.

To date, the Town Hall has explored ways to move towards collective liberation, with Black survivors and advocates at the center.

  • In 2020, the Midwest focused on the integration of anti-racism work, intervention, and prevention into one mission.
  • In 2021, the Southern region focused on survivor-centered prevention and transforming our agencies to center racial justice.
  • In 2022, the Pacific Coast explored how our work is connected to and impacted by our current social and political reality, and what part each of us plays actualizing collective liberation.
  • In 2023, the Northeast engaged participants in conversations around critical issues impacting Black women, youth, and gender expansive individuals, towards building solidarity across movements.
  • For 2024, we will feature visionaries in the Mountain region of the US.

Each event summary page includes recommendations and calls to action, session recordings and related materials, and reflections and key takeaways.

Let's keep the conversation going! We invite you to join a community of change makers in exploring, growing and learning together.

In the Field

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Domestic Violence Prevention Timeline

This interactive timeline documents key historical events known to significantly impact or advance the goal of intimate partner violence prevention in the United States, noting intersections with sister social justice movements. The information is complied from several timelines and listings of prevention milestones. Learn More.

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