In The News

Child Marriage is Still Legal in Kentucky

March 05, 2018

Donna Pollard is working with a national advocacy group to promote legislation to raise the legal age for marriage in Kentucky  to 18 and add other protections to try to keep underage girls from being coerced into marriage.

KCADV to offer free tax preparation service at Parkside Apartments

February 16, 2018

KCADV will be operating a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site at the Parkside Apartment Complex in Lexington through the 2018 tax season. KCADV has helped to provide this service to local residents for almost 10 years as a part of its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Program.

Shop & Share Raises $500,000+ in Supplies for Shelters

February 06, 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin and First Lady Glenna Bevin joined community partners to announce the results of the 2018 Shop & Share fundraiser for domestic violence shelters in the Commonwealth.

Expand #MeToo with #WeWillHelp

January 11, 2018

KCADV Executive Director Sherry Currens on the #MeToo Movement.

Legislators seek to change KY law that requires DV survivors to pay legal costs of abuser

January 10, 2018

A Washington County woman attempted to divorce her abuser and discovered she would be forced to pay for his lawyer, according to an obscure KY law. Five KY Senators have filed a measure to amend the law.

Three KY Lawmakers honored with "Champions of Justice" Award at KCADV/KASAP Conference

December 04, 2017

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.

Governor Matt Bevin signs HB 309

October 24, 2017

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence today celebrated the passage of two new laws that made Kentucky a safer place for survivors of intimate partner violence during a ceremonial bill signing at the Capitol.

Governor Matt Bevin and KCADV Launch the Purple Purse Challenge

October 03, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Governor Matt Bevin and KCADV are asking Kentuckians to donate to the Purple Purse Challenge--a time-limited fundraiser, which donates 100% of proceeds directly to victims of domestic violence for emergency expenses.

KCADV Offers Webinars to Brief Landlords on New Leasing Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

August 14, 2017

KCADV is offering 3 90-minute webinars to help landlords understand the implications of a new Kentucky law, which offers leasing protections for survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual violence and stalking, as well as new protections for landlords. Register for a webinar here.

New law increases protections for survivors of domestic violence

June 29, 2017

A new KY law requires landlords to allow survivors who have long-term protective orders to replace locks on rental housing and break leases. The law also includes a new mandatory education and referral requirement that replaces an outdated reporting mandate.