Prunty, Alvarado, Schroder honored with ‘Champions for Justice’ award at KASAP/KCADV conference

Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty, Sen. Ralph Alvarado and Sen. Wil Schroder received the “Champions for Justice” Award for their legislative work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault Friday at the 19th Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. Rep. Gibbons Prunty (R-Greenville) and Sen. Alvarado (R-Winchester) were honored for their support...

Purple Purse Challenge to address emergency domestic violence needs of survivors across state

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) today launched the Purple Purse Challenge, a statewide fundraising campaign to provide emergency assistance for survivors of domestic violence. The governor’s announcement also kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The challenge raises funds for the Purple Purse Emergency Fund, which is available to survivors...

National census shows large demand, lack of resources for state domestic violence programs

Kentucky domestic violence programs served 1,106 adults and children as of Sept. 14, 2016.  However, a significant number of requests for help – 47 – went unmet because domestic violence agencies lacked the funding and staff to meet demand. The data comes from the release of the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s eleventh National Census of Domestic Violence Services. ...

Commentary: Help fight domestic violence through HopeLine used mobile phone drive

By Jay Box and Sherry Currens Special to KyForward   The color purple is often used to portray power, nobility and luxury. But for thousands of individuals affected by domestic violence, purple represents much more than meets the eye. It represents hope, determination and an ongoing struggle to overcome challenges of domestic abuse. October is domestic violence awareness month and across the...

2015 Shop & Share Day to be held Saturday, March 28, pushed back to avoid weather

  Kentuckians are encouraged to participate in the seventh annual Shop and Share day, a one-day goods drive to benefit Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence shelters across the state. The drive will be held at Kentucky Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Discount Food stores Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   In past years, Shop and Share has been held the Saturday before Super...

#17 Days #17 Ways: GreenHouse17 tip – think how you'll respond to abuse before it happens

Domestic abuse victim J. Ocasio tells her story on a video in this story and suggests that the issue is not a private one or just a family matter. Read more below. (Photo from YouTube/GreenHouse 17)   Day Two of the 17 Days. 17 Ways. campaign to end intimate partner abuse by GreenHouse17 involves thinking beforehand about how you would respond to hearing about or witnessing an act of violence.   The...