Public Policy Advocacy

ICADV, in partnership with our members, advocates for changes in policies, institutions, systems, and culture. Our policy work focuses on advocating for legislation in the Indiana State General Assembly, educating membership about the policy process, and helping our members communicate with their legislators. We also provide input on state agency policies and court rules related to survivors and domestic violence programs, as well as participate on state committees and work groups that address a variety of social justice issues.

Together, we advocate for changes to laws in order to create safe, stable, and nurturing environments that make our communities stronger and safer for everyone. We work to create systems that serve the basic needs of all survivors of domestic and sexual violence and collaborate with partner organizations, leveraging our resources and shared missions for larger social change. Our advocates and partners are trained to work with us, and together we seek to reform our legal system to promote equity and safety in all communities.

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Our Legislative Agenda

The 2024 Legislative Session has concluded in Indiana. Every year, ICADV tracks bills and offers breakdowns of the process and bills throughout the session. Click the button below to see the bills we tracked in the 2024 session and the outcomes of those bills upon session conclusion. You can sign up for our emails on our home page to receive updates from ICADV’s attorneys on the 2025 Legislative Session.

Taking Action

Each legislative session, we track a number of bills relating to domestic and sexual violence that impact or support our efforts to create an environment that is safe and stable for everyone. We know we cannot do it alone. Public policy calls on us to come together with our members, partner organizations, and communities to advocate for the change we seek. Stay informed and take meaningful action and together, we can make a difference.

Together, we can end domestic violence.

We believe that violence is preventable. When we come together, we create real change in the lives of individuals and in our communities. Join us in the movement to make Indiana a state that is safe, inclusive, and equitable for everyone.