ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
ABA Commission on Domestic Violence provides resources, information, and support related to domestic violence, aimed at raising awareness, promoting prevention, and supporting survivors. | www.abanet.org/domviol/home.html
Affordable Colleges Online - Student & Campus Safety Guide
Offers a comprehensive campus safety guide that provides valuable resources and information to help students, parents, and educators ensure a safe and secure college experience. | www.affordablecollegesonline.org/campus-safety-guide/
Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse Rape and Domestic Violence
This commission works towards preventing and addressing child abuse, rape, and domestic violence in Arkansas, offering valuable information and resources. | www.accardv.uams.edu
Arkansas Sexual Predatory Registry
The Arkansas Sexual Predatory Registry allows users to search for registered sex offenders in the state. | www.ark.org/offender-search/index.php
Battered Women's Justice Project
BWJP provides resources, training, and technical assistance to professionals working with domestic violence survivors within the criminal justice system. | www.bwjp.org
Brayboy Safety Against Domestic Violence Crisis Center
This crisis center offers support and resources to individuals experiencing domestic violence. | firstname.lastname@example.org | 870-298-2009
Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice
The Bureau of Justice Statistics provides statistical data and research related to crime, including domestic violence. | www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/
Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
This website offers information and resources addressing the intersection of domestic violence and substance abuse. | drugrehab.com/guides/domestic-abuse
Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office
The Violence Against Women Office works to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, providing resources, grants, and training. | www.justice.gov/ovw
Elder Abuse Prevention: Information and Resource Guide
This resource guide offers information and resources to prevent elder abuse. | www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com
Futures Without Violence
Provides resources, training, and advocacy to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. | www.futureswithoutviolence.org
Hillcrest Therapy Center
The Hillcrest Therapy Center provides therapy services, including support for individuals affected by domestic violence. | www.HillcrestTherapyCenter.com
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
This center provides resources, training, and advocacy to address domestic and sexual violence. | www.ncdsv.org
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Provides resources and support for Native American and Alaska Native survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. | www.niwrc.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
NCADV is an organization that works to prevent and respond to domestic violence, offering resources and support. | www.ncadv.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 support, information, and resources for individuals affected by domestic violence. | www.thehotline.org/
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
This helpline offers support, resources, and information specifically focused on teen dating abuse. | www.loveisrespect.org
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
NNEDV is a network of organizations working to end domestic violence, offering resources, advocacy, and training. | www.nnedv.org
The National Organization for Victim Assistance
NOVA provides resources and support for victims of crime, including domestic violence. | www.trynova.org
Office for Victims of Crimes, U.S. Department of Justice
The Office for Victims of Crime offers resources, programs, and funding to support victims of various crimes, including domestic violence. | www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Offers a national helpline and resources for survivors of sexual assault. | www.rainn.org
The Silent Witness National Initiative
The Silent Witness National Initiative raises awareness about domestic violence homicides through community actions and exhibits. | www.silentwitness.net
The Stalking Victim's Sanctuary
This sanctuary offers support, information, and resources for individuals who have been victims of stalking. | www.stalkingvictims.com
StrongHearts Native Helpline
A helpline dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and dating violence. | www.strongheartshelpline.org
The Trevor Project
Offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQIA+ youth, including resources on relationship violence. | www.thetrevorproject.org
Violence Against Women & Family Violence, U.S. Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women & Family Violence page provides research, resources, and initiatives addressing violence against women. | www.nij.gov/topics/crime/violence-against-women/Pages/welcome.aspx
Frequently Asked Questions
What services does the coalition provide to survivors of domestic violence?
The Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence advocates for public policy change that impacts those experiencing domestic violence. We offer a number of training opportunities regarding responding to domestic violence, as well as serve as a clearinghouse for information on this topic. Additionally, we maintain a membership of direct service emergency shelter providers. These shelter programs are available across the state. View the shelter list here.
How can I access emergency shelter or safe housing options?
You can find the shelter closest to you under the “get help” tab on our website. If you need more resources outside of Arkansas, you may reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
What resources are available for counseling and emotional support?
ACADV provides access to professional counselors who specialize in working with survivors of domestic violence. We offer individual counseling, group therapy, and support services that address the emotional, psychological, and trauma-related effects of domestic violence. These resources aim to empower survivors, promote healing, and help individuals rebuild their lives.
How can I help a friend or family member who is experiencing domestic violence?
Supporting someone experiencing violence can be challenging. It is important to listen non-judgmentally, believe them, and offer emotional support. Let them know that help is available when they are ready, and folks are standing by to support them in their journey to safety and healing. Only offer help without conditions attached, avoid asking “why” questions, and respect their decisions.
What legal protections are in place for survivors, such as restraining orders or orders of protection?
Navigating the legal system can be challenging when it comes to domestic violence. Depending on what has happened, a court may have issued a No Contact Order, or you may wish to petition for an Order of Protection. These documents are helpful as legal remedies to enhance safety. For more information on Protective Orders and safety planning, contact our member shelter program closest to you.
What are the signs of an abusive relationship, and how can I identify them?
Some common indicators of an abusive relationship include physical violence, emotional or psychological abuse, control, isolation from friends and support, constant criticism, threats, or manipulation. Trust your instincts and reach out for support. Advocates are available 24-7 for information and support. You can contact any of the member shelter programs or dial the National Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
How can I get involved with the coalition's efforts to prevent domestic violence?
Volunteering your time is one great way to get involved with the Coalition. Internships, event volunteering, and maintenance of our display projects are common volunteer opportunities. For more information on volunteering, click here. Additionally, you can donate to support our programs and services, and your donations are tax deductible! Donate here.