In The News

Survivors of domestic violence have another safe place to call home in Lexington

June 13, 2017

Two dozen apartments were recently completed for survivors of domestic violence in Lexington. Residents also have access to additional support, including: case management, access to public assistance, and educational and employment services.

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

May 20, 2017

The National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 11th National Census of Domestic Violence Services showed that while 1,106 Kentucky victims received services in one day in 2016, a lack of resources kept nearly 50 victims from needed help.

‘All threats matter’: Research shows link between threats and domestic violence

April 28, 2017

KCADV provided emergency shelter to 3,000 women in 2016 as part of the solution to intimate partner threats and violence.

Allstate Foundation Gives $115,000 to Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence

April 25, 2017

The Allstate Foundation has awarded the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) $115,000 in grants for its Economic Empowerment Project. For 12 years, the Allstate Foundation and KCADV have partnered to break the cycle of domestic violence through empowerment.

Big Legislative Wins for Victims of Domestic Violence in KY

April 17, 2017

Kentucky lawmakers have approved leasing protections for domestic violence victims, as well as new, education-based referral standards for victims, to replace an outdated mandatory reporting law.

Bring Victims to the Table on Criminal Justice Reform

April 04, 2017

KCADV and KASAP advocate for approaches that truly protect victims – even those who have committed crimes – and help them on their way to healing and recovery. As we mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we hope that reform advocates give victims’ groups a seat at the table to help shape justice reform. We support evidence-based approaches and want to encourage the reinvestment of savings from incarcerating fewer individuals into much-needed services to support survivors.

KCADV Supports Evidence-based Justice Reform

February 21, 2017

KCADV supports Kentucky Senate Bill 120, a re-entry bill aimed at reducing Kentucky’s 40 percent, three-year recidivism rate.

Safe Harbor receives $2,500 from Kentucky Power

February 01, 2017

Kentucky Power donated $2,500 to KCADV's Purple Purse emergency fund to help survivors of domestic violence overcome barriers to financial independence and safety. Kentucky Power President Matt Satterwhite presented the check to Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky Executive Director Ann Perkins in Ashland.

KCADV Leads Statewide Rapid Re-Housing Program

December 27, 2016

For the first time, a Rapid Re-Housing Program is being taken statewide to help victims of domestic violence. Using a $259,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state's network of 15 shelters will provide rental assistance to at least 40 women in any Kentucky county except Jefferson and Fayette. 

KCADV Names Champions for Justice

December 05, 2016

Rep. Joni Jenkins and State Crime Lab Director Laura Sudkamp received the “Champions for Justice” Award for their work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at the 18th Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington. A Champion of Justice Award was also given posthumously to Ian Sonego, a career prosecutor who worked to improve the state’s laws governing the prosecution of sexual assault and domestic violence perpetrators.