The Purple Ribbon Event 2010
Advocates’ Retreat 2011
Members Only Event 2011
Advocates’ Retreat 2011
Open House in April 2011
Advocates’ Retreat (Held Annually - Spring/Summer)
The Annual Advocates Retreat is the signature training event for domestic violence advocates in Delaware. The Retreat is typically held on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach in late spring. Although our core audiences are our members and other advocates, DCADV also seeks out topics of interest to all of our community partners and supporters. This two day event features the high quality training you would expect from a state-wide conference while leaving evenings open to enjoy the waves, sand, and attractions. DCADV strives each year to host national and regional speakers as well as those in Delaware at the forefront of the domestic violence movement. Read more about the Annual Advocates’ Retreat.
LEAP Advocacy Day (Held Annually - Spring)
DCADV’s Legislative Advocacy Project (LEAP) volunteers gather for a full day at Legislative Hall in Dover to learn about the legislative process and how to advocate for this issue, tour Legislative Hall, and oftentimes, sit in on a session. Learn how to join LEAP and participate in the next Advocacy Day.
DV101 (Held Biannually - Spring and Fall)
Offered twice per year, DV101 is a 2-day training featuring information on domestic violence history, prevalence, dynamics, advocacy, intervention, resources, and legal remedies and information. Read more about DV101.
Member Recognition Event (Held Annually - Summer)
DCADV’s Supporting Members gather at this free, fun, annual event to network and socialize with others who share a commitment to DCADV’s philosophy and mission to eliminate domestic violence. Learn more about becoming a Supporting Member.
The Purple Ribbon Event (Held Annually - October)
This annual public awareness cocktail party event takes place during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Members from the community, survivors, service providers, advocates, and friends are welcome to hear from a keynote speaker and help us honor Vision of Peace, Spirit of Advocacy, and Corporate Citizenship awardees. Read about this year's Purple Ribbon Event.
Annual Meeting (Held Annually - December)
DCADV’s Board, Members, and Staff gather to review the past year’s accomplishments and select new Board members for the coming year.
Domestic Violence Prevention Forum (Annual)
The Christiana Care Health System, Women’s Health, Domestic Violence Prevention Forum focuses on educating the community about the various aspects of domestic violence, as well as the resources available. This event has included presentations by performing artists and keynote speakers.
Crime Victim’s Tribute (Annual)
The State of Delaware joins the nation in observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force honors the lives changed forever by crime with a Victim and Survivor Tribute and Candle Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony is a moving tribute to those who have died and to those who have survived the crisis of crime, and expresses hope for a less violent future for everyone.
The tribute is open to the public and all citizens are invited to attend. Exhibits include the Memorial Wall displaying letters, poems, and artwork submitted by victims, survivors, family members, and friends, and the Silent Witness Display. Resource tables are available with information regarding victims’ rights and services. Read more on the Delaware Victims’ Rights Task Force website.