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Indiana Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceMission: ICADV is committed to the elimination of domestic violence through: providing public awareness and education; advocating for systemic and societal change; influencing public policy and allocation of resources; educating and strengthening coalition members; and, promoting the availability of quality comprehensive services.
Philosophy: ICADV believes that violence is endemic to our society. We believe patriarchal values and attitudes support and perpetuate violence and we seek to confront the roots of that violence within ourselves and within larger economic, social and political systems.We believe that no human being deserves to be beaten or violated by another. We believe in the right of all persons to live without fear, oppression, or sexual, emotional or physical abuse.
We believe domestic violence is the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in personal relationships.
We believe batterers should be held accountable for their actions.
We believe in inclusiveness and respect for diversity.
We believe in the empowerment of individuals to achieve self-determination.
We are committed to the ideas and practices of a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere in ICADV, which fosters open communications, respect and cooperation among all members of the coalition.
We believe the elimination of domestic violence is best achieved by utilizing a multi-faceted approach.
We believe that while the majority of victims of domestic violence are women and children, everyone is affected by it and the solution involves everyone.