MEMBERSHIP

 We rely on member dues to sustain our lobbying and programming efforts.  In return, ICADV advocates for funding on the state and national level; supports, opposes and proposes legislation that impacts victims of various forms of violence; and provides you with support, training and technical assistance to help you meet the diverse needs of survivors.

Benefits of Membership

IN-PERSON & ON-SITE TRAINING

Participate in training organized and facilitated by ICADV staff at a central location or invite us to your program to facilitate training from our available catalog or request a specific topic. 

ONLINE LEARNING

Register in ICADV’s online training environment to complete 20-hr Victim Counselor Training or advanced continuing education courses.  

CURRICULUM LIBRARY

Browse our library and download training objectives, outlines, activities, power points, and handouts for victim counselor and advanced trainings.

ADVOCATE CERTIFICATION

If you are a volunteer or staff member at a crime victim center you are eligible to apply for Crime Victim Advocate (CVA) certification.  The process ensures advocates meet the training requirements outlined in Iowa Code and allows you to assist survivors with the Pro Se process. See the Certification and Training Handbook for more information. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Designated member programs have a dedicated coalition contact to respond to your individual needs.  They will act as a point of contact to connect you with coalition resources.  Affiliate/Community members may contact ICADV staff for in-depth information, resources or to ask questions.

DEEP DISCUSSIONS/ROUNDTABLES

Are you interested in diving deep?  ICADV staff can facilitate discussions with your staff and/or constituents with a social/racial justice lens to provide an opportunity to explore how our internalized feelings, thoughts and experiences shape our advocacy and impact survivors.

QUARTERLY NETWORKING MEETINGS

ICADV programs meet quarterly to discuss statewide initiatives, program needs, and coalition projects. Meetings are the third Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of February, May, August, and November in Des Moines. Dates are subject to change. 

LIST SERVE/NEWSLETTER

Access to coalition list serves keep your program informed on changes in the domestic violence movement on the state and national level.

POLICY DEVELOPMENT & ADVOCACY

ICADV’s Director of Public Policy works with state and federal lawmakers to advocate and pass legislation that impact survivors of domestic violence.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

ICADV’s legal staff is available to provide training and support on no contact & protection orders, immigration remedies, custody and divorce issues, as well as assistance to protect advocate/client privilege.  

HOUSING AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE SUPPORT

In collaboration with the All-State Foundation, ICADV’s Director of Housing and Economic Justice provides assistance and training to advocates to address housing and economic concerns of their clients.  The program includes financial support to program who provide financial literacy courses and a match saving account program to participants.

ALICE BARTON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Alice Barton Scholarship Program provides scholarships to survivors of domestic violence throughout the state of Iowa.