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Domestic Violence Prevention Program

The Domestic Violence Prevention Program is a collaborative partnership between the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) and the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center through Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) IMPACT. For more information on this partnership, please visit: link to CDC site: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/delta/impact/.  

The DVP program focuses on the integration of community members and agency staff in order to create awareness and mobilization around harmful issues such as, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault. Working with a culturally specific community presents unique barriers that enable us to create innovative methods in addressing these issues within community spaces. Cultural sensitivity and competency are at the core of all programming expectations, ensuring that we are delivering nuanced approaches when targeting sensitive topics.  

The DVP program focuses on mobilizing community members to take action; while fostering an environment that allows community members to promote healthy relationships through community collaborations and collectively working towards ending Intimate Partner Violence. 

Program Goals 

  • Increase awareness of IPV, sexual violence, and sexual assault among community members  

  •  Promote the Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)  

  • Implement Economic Supports for Working Families (strengthen household financial security and strengthen work-family supports)  

  • Increase Social Cohesion through Creating Protective Environments (Modify the physical and social environments of neighborhoods) 

Program Services 

  • Develop and implement activities at the local level to prevent incidences of IPV among marginalized community members (Youth, Women and Immigrants)  

  • Increase gender equity norms through community partnerships  

  • Implement preventative strategies to promote healthy relationships  

  • Promote protective factors and reduce risk factors to prevent IPV 

Target Audience 

  • Privileged Groups  

  • Community leaders, religious leaders, community organizations, local groups in Dearborn and surrounding cities 

  • Marginalized Groups  

  • Youth, women, immigrants in Dearborn and surrounding cities 

Materials 

Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  

 

Contact 

Amanda Ajrouche, Program coordinator

Email: aajrouche@accesscommunity.org  

Phone: 313-216-2229  

Fax: 313-584-3622