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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One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. Learn more about resources for prevention and intervention of teen dating violence.
The phrase “human trafficking” may sound misleading to some. Due to the terminology, it often elicits thoughts of people literally being taken across state or international lines. While that may happen in some cases, human trafficking, in its simplest definition, is a form of modern day slavery. Melissa Pennachi, Council Member of the Delaware Human Trafficking Interagency Coordinating Council, provides more information and resources about this emerging issue.
DCADV commends DE's House of Representatives and State Senate for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. The words "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex" are now part of the First State's constitution. We appreciate the work of the many women and men over the decades who have brought us to this historic occasion.
DCADV’s Director of Advocacy & Policy testified in front of the State Senate on Wednesday ahead of the final vote. You can read her testimony here.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 7.5 million individuals experience stalking each year. Although it is a very prevalent crime, it often goes undetected or unreported.