The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) is the statewide, nonprofit coalition of agencies and individuals working to stop domestic violence in Delaware. We work in partnership with direct service providers, government officials, and business and community partners to promote equality in relationships as we strive to alter the social conditions that allow violence and abuse to occur. We invite you to join us in these efforts.
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We are so appreciative to everyone who took the time to complete the survey and we are especially grateful to those who engaged in the interviews.
Your experience, knowledge and insight and, more importantly, your commitment to improving services to victims/survivors is the foundational strength of Delaware’s domestic violence services.
DCADV reached out to domestic violence programs, law enforcement, victim advocates, social service providers, therapists and victims/survivors to conduct a needs assessment of domestic violence services. The purpose of the assessment was to learn from those who receive and provide services what resources are needed, which populations are most in need, and how we can improve supports.
The needs assessment was comprised of an online survey and in-person interviews. We asked survey respondents if they would also participate in individual follow-up interviews. The response to the online survey was very good and this publication documents the results using data graphs. Those who were able to participate in the follow-up interview provided insightful information. A summary of these interviews and their major themes is included in this report.
DCADV will share the needs assessment results with everyone who participated in the survey, member programs and funders with the hope that it can provide some guidance in developing collaborations and allocating resources.
Many thanks to Megan Bittinger, UD DV Practicum student who worked on this needs assessment project for four months. Her dedication to excellence and her hard work were critical in making this effort a success.
November is Native American History Month. DCADV staff member Zainab Shah interviews Natosha Carmine, the current chief of the Nanticoke Nation, and the first female Chief of the Nanticoke people.