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Advocating at Legislative Hall & Capitol Hill

DCADV’s policy staff work alongside community partners and volunteers to inform policy and practices within the state and nation. We identify areas where changes are needed so that those impacted by domestic violence are better served. We work with legislators and community partners to develop and pass critical legislation.

Every person’s voice is important, so we work to keep volunteers informed about important issues. We do this through DCADV’s Legislative Advocacy Project (LEAP). LEAP engages volunteers who support the mission to end domestic violence, and empowers them to call or send emails to our elected officials. DCADV staff organize trainings and advocacy events so that volunteers can strengthen and feel confident with their advocacy skills.

DCADV is also a member of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. NNEDV is a national leader for domestic violence victims and their advocates. Working with NNEDV and coalitions across the nation and territories, we help educate policy makers at the national level.

Our Commitment to Change

While we know that domestic violence can happen in any kind of intimate relationship, we understand that there are societal and community-level factors that allow domestic violence to continue.  Because domestic violence can have long lasting harmful effects, DCADV believes that prevention is key to a healthier Delaware.  Working with community partners and state and local governments, DCADV regularly advocates for policies and programs to prevent domestic violence.

Resources and Information on Bills during the 151st General Assembly Session

Build Your Advocacy Skills

On January 26, 2022, DCADV hosted a virtual event on "Building Effective Advocacy."  This event provided advocates, community members, and changemakers to learn more about how to effectively advocate on a variety of social justice issues.

Get Involved

If you’d like to help DCADV advocate for change, sign up to become a LEAP volunteer today. Periodically you will receive email alerts with information about the important issue and guidance on how to quickly spread our message.

Other ways to get involved include becoming a DCADV Member or making a donation. You can also stay up-to-date with our advocacy efforts on Twitter.

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