For going on 40 years, the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) has been Georgia’s leading representative of domestic violence agencies, advocates, allied individuals and survivors throughout the state. Tracing our roots back to 1980, GCADV grew out of the overwhelming need for domestic violence agencies to form a statewide network of programs to coordinate and expand the services available to victims of domestic violence in Georgia, increase public awareness, and achieve crucial legislation to protect domestic violence victims, including state-funding for domestic violence programs.
Originally formed as a grassroots volunteer agency in 1979 as the Georgia Network Against Domestic Violence, our name was changed to the Georgia Council on Abused Women in 1992, and again in 1995 to the Georgia Coalition on Family Violence. In 1999, our agency took on our current name of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Located in Decatur, GA, GCADV has a staff of 15 who are dedicated to creating social change and eliminating domestic violence in the lives of all Georgia citizens through providing quality support, comprehensive training, and legislative advocacy for domestic violence agencies, advocates, and communities statewide.
A complete history of GCADV and the movement to end domestic violence in Georgia is documented here.
History of the Domestic Violence Movement
Domestic violence is a social problem that has a long history. Click here to learn more.