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 Pages Tagged With: "Domestic Violence Coordinating Council"

Public Awareness / Education Committee

Court Advocacy Program | Protection From Abuse Orders |PFA_vs_NoContact | Understanding the Protection From Abuse Process The Committee brings together representatives from the courts, law enforcement, healthcare, Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, advocates and community partners to promote awareness and education about domestic violence, sexual assault and resources available to victims. Education […]

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Medical Committee

Domestic violence is a serious public health concern that affects the well-being of millions of people each year.  The impact of Domestic Violence goes beyond the immediate physical injury a person may suffer at the hands of their abuser. Often, patients experiencing domestic violence suffer from insomnia, gastrointestinal disturbances, generalized chronic pain, mental health problems […]

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Legislative Committee

Legislation (1993-present) Enhancing victim safety has always been the highest priority of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.  With the creation of the DVCC in 1993 came the passage of Delaware’s Protection From Abuse statute and the beginning of a multitude of DVCC initiatives designed to increase the safety of domestic violence victims and their families […]

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Immigration Committee

Delaware Resource Numbers | National & Regional Numbers |Naturalized & Non-Citizens Applying for a Driver’s License | Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders | PFA_vs_NoContact   Immigrant victims of domestic violence – whether documented or undocumented – face a number of barriers when seeking help and are less likely to report crimes or seek police assistance because […]

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Elderly & Domestic Violence Committee

Department of Justice – Senior Protective Initiative | Elderly and Disability Resources (Delaware) | Infographic and Resource List (printable)   Abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders and other vulnerable adults have no boundaries and cross all racial, social class, gender and geographic lines. Abuse of vulnerable adults includes several types of violence that occur among those ages 60 and older […]

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Criminal Justice Committee

Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders | PFA_vs_NoContact   Enhancing victim safety has always been the highest priority of the DVCC from the initial passage of the Protection From Abuse statute to a multitude of other initiatives designed to increase the safety of domestic violence victims and their families through increase collaboration and enhanced system response. […]

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Children and Domestic Violence Committee

Children Resources | Educating Delaware Students | Family Visitation Centers |Teen Dating Resources | Department of Justice – Family Division |Safe & Together Model   The Children and Domestic Violence Committee brings together representatives from the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (DSCYF), the General Assembly, Family Court, the Department of Justice, law […]

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Family Visitation Centers

  State of Delaware – Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Family Visitation Programs   Since 1995, the Family Visitation Centers have provided a continuum of services designed to help address custody and visitation issues in families with a history of domestic violence and abuse. Visitation centers are located statewide and offer an appropriate way to provide […]

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Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Dating Violence | Immigration | State of DE – Domestic Violence Policy   A. Definition and Scope of Problem   Domestic Violence is any abusive act between family members, ex-spouses, intimate cohabitants, former intimate cohabitants, dating couples and former dating couples in which one party seeks to gain/maintain power and control over the other partner. Couples or […]

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Domestic Violence Resource Numbers

IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE IN DANGER, CALL 911   State of Delaware – Domestic Violence Coordinating Council Statewide Hotline Numbers   New Castle County | Kent County | Sussex County | Victim Services Resources Each county has resources and hotline numbers. All hotline numbers are confidential and available 24/7. Hotline numbers are staff by […]

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