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To all who participated in this ground breaking event which explored the concept of healing and pathways for survivors of domestic violence, as well as adults who witnessed domestic violence as children.

Please continue to visit our website as we release conference video footage, images and other resources related to the conference.

Conference remarks from The Honorable Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General can be viewed at

Thank You

A Journey to Healing: Finding the Path was loaded with informative and engaging presentations, practical information, interactive sessions, and artistic expressions - all focused on learning how to help battered women and adults who witnessed domestic violence as children discover their own pathway to healing and recovery.

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Conference attendees were:

Enlightened by riveting, first-hand accounts of survivors;

Educated with cutting-edge information from interactive and engaging discussions with expert presenters; and

Captivated by a series of originally crafted artistic expressions

Sponsored by IDVAAC in partnership with
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Assembling the Pieces

Community Insights

Safe Return

Assembling the Pieces Online

Read stories about promising practices to address domestic violence, book/video reviews and meet scholars and practitioners focused on the issue of domestic violence.

Community Insights Initiative

Learn about what African American communities perceive to be the causes and consequences of domestic violence as well as useful strategies they identify to address domestic violence.

Safe Return Initiative

Learn about the intersection between domestic violence and prisoner re-entry and IDVAAC’s efforts to keep women safe – from the penitentiary to the community.

Supervised Visitation & Exchange

Learn about IDVAAC’s efforts to enhance the delivery to supervised visitation and exchange services to culturally-specific and culturally diverse communities using centers in cases involving domestic violence.