The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Submit your nominations today! GCADV is pleased to release the 2014 “In the Trenches Award” application.  Each year, GCADV acknowledges workers on the front lines in their efforts to end domestic violence.  The “In the Trenches Award” recognizes one front-line advocate whose leadership goes beyond the ordinary to demonstrate extraordinary dedication to safety and justice […]


For Immediate Release:  March 6, 2014 Contact for GCADV: Jan Christiansen, 404-209-0280 Contact for NNEDV: Monica McLaughlin, 202-543-5566   NATIONWIDE SURVEY REVEALS URGENT NEED FOR INCREASED FUNDING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE PROVIDERS   Nearly 66,000 Domestic Violence Victims Helped On a Single Day, But Almost 10,000 Requests for Help Go Unanswered   Georgia – March 6, […]


Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Announces New Executive Director DECATUR, GEORGIA (25 March 2013)—The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) announced today the appointment of Jan Christiansen as its next Executive Director. GCADV provides quality support, comprehensive training, and legislative advocacy for domestic violence agencies, advocates, and communities statewide.  Ms. Christiansen has extensive experience in […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2013 CONTACTS: Kate Jay, Verizon Wireless, 678.339.4828, Kate.Jay@verizonwireless.com, @VZWKate Jan Christiansen, GCADV, 404.209.0280, jchristiansen@gcadv.org Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Verizon Wireless Come Together To Support Teen Dating Violence Education Decatur and Alpharetta, Ga. –The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) and Verizon Wireless have teamed up to call attention […]


Job Description Cherokee Family Violence Center has an employment opportunity Title:   Legal Advocate Job Summary:            The Legal Advocate helps clients move smoothly through the legal process.  The Legal Advocate also interfaces directly with the client and provides information, court monitoring, and moral support for abuse victims during the judicial proceedings. Reports to:      Legal Services Coordinator […]


GCADV blogger’s note:  Thanks to the advocacy efforts of GCADV and its network of domestic violence programs, as well as other statewide partners and allies, we were able to defeat a bill proposed in the 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly which would have made it a criminal offense for domestic violence victims to […]


  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GCADV Partners with Saving Our Daughters to “Yell Confidence” and Raise Dating Violence Awareness and Action Atlanta, GA (November 7, 2012) – Today the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) announces its partnership with Atlanta based teen empowerment organization Saving our Daughters (SOD).  The partnership will raise dating violence […]


Originally posted on the Georgia House of Representatives website at http://www.house.ga.gov/communications/en-US/default.aspx ATLANTA— State Representative Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta) recently received the Legislative Champion Award from the Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV). “I am honored to receive this award from the Georgia Commission on Family Violence,” said Rep. Edward Lindsey. “The GCFV is a tireless advocate for Georgia’s families […]


JOB SUMMARY: The Family Violence Director is responsible for the implementation and vision pertaining to the Family Violence (domestic violence shelter and 24 hour crisis line), Counseling, and Transitional Housing programs and is accountable for achieving the missions of those programs. This individual provides supervision, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program and staff. They […]


Today the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) and Mattress Firm announce a new partnership as they recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  During the month of October, communities and businesses are encouraged to support local efforts that assist victims in finding the help and healing they need, and to recommit to putting an end to […]


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