How We Work Towards Our Vision of Ending Domestic Violence

Awareness and Education

The MNADV promotes awareness and prevention of domestic violence by

  • Offering domestic violence programs access to a language-interpretation service for survivors who speak languages other than English
  • Maintaining an informational website
  • Disseminating e-newsletters
  • Participating on social media platforms
  • Disseminating brochures for the public
  • Tracking the loss of life caused by domestic violence through a statewide fatality database
  • Holding an Annual Memorial Service and Annual Meeting and Awards event

Training

MNADV national, statewide, and local domestic violence training helps advocates, counselors, social workers, health care providers, law enforcement officers, and other professionals gain new knowledge and skills to improve the response and services to domestic violence survivors. You can learn more about our comprehensive training here.

Technical Assistance

The MNADV provides technical assistance and develops products to help service providers and allied professionals in Maryland and LAP implementers across the U.S. improve their response and services to domestic violence survivors and to enhance and expand the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP).

Lethality Assessment Program in Maryland and Across The Country

From federal and state-funded projects, the MNADV provides technical assistance and has developed products to coordinate, expand, and sustain the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) implementation in Maryland and across the country.

Public Policy and Systems Advocacy

The MNADV affects systemic change by monitoring state legislation through its Legislative Committee, by educating policymakers about the potential impact of proposed laws on survivors, through involvement in state and national legislative advocacy, and through its coordination of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams and Lethality Assessment Program (LAP).

Collaboration

The MNADV collaborates with dozens of local, state, and national organizations on an ongoing basis and convened committees and task forces to improve the systems response and the coordinated community response to domestic violence in Maryland.

MNADV collaborations promote coordination and partnerships to improve services to domestic violence survivors, enhance resource sharing, and promote legislation and policies that increase victim safety and abuser accountability.

Want to Support Our Mission?

If you support the work we are doing, you can get involved by becoming a member of MNADV.