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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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year's theme, #1Thing, gives us all the opportunity to show how one small action can change the world and work to prevent and eliminate domestic violence. What's your #1Thing?
Financial abuse is a form of domestic violence that is pervasive in abusive situations. It is estimated that 99% of abusive relationships involve some form of financial abuse, and about 72% of people stay in abusive relationships longer than they would have wanted to due to financial reasons. It is next to impossible to address the needs of victims without discussing how finances and economic abuse play a role in survivors’ lives.
Federal and state laws provide extensive housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, but these laws are often not well understood or utilized. It is vital for survivors and the advocates who help them to have knowledge of survivors’ rights and ways to be protected from housing discrimination. DCADV's Policy Specialist Marcey Rezac provides an overview of some of these rights and protections.
DCADV’s Director of Advocacy and Policy reflects on legislative advocacy and action over the past year, and looks ahead to next year’s priorities.