About Us

The Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV) is a nonprofit organization that has served both rural and urban areas of Arkansas since its inception in 1981. The membership consists of domestic violence service providers and others who demonstrate support for the philosophy, goals and objectives of the ACADV.


  • To strengthen the existing support systems serving victims and their children.

  • To develop legislation that provides legal protection to victims.

  • To promote public policies which meet the needs of victims.

  • To pursue funding for programs working with victims and their children.

  • To provide training for the public and those working with victims.


  • To promote community awareness to bring about domestic peace.

  • To provide a supportive connection and coordination for domestic violence service providers in Arkansas.

  • To provide technical assistance, training and education to member programs, lay people and professionals.

  • To promote quality services statewide and to expand services so that every victim of domestic violence in Arkansas may obtain needed assistance, i.e. provision of support, advocacy, and a safe environment, while restoring the victim’s sense of dignity, power, control, and self advocacy.

  • To do any lawful activity necessary to accomplish the foregoing purposes.


  • Training and technical assistance to domestic violence service providers, law enforcement, judges, attorneys, educators, and victims.

  • Collaboration with related organizations for victims and survivors to tell their stories.

  • Forums and opportunities for victims and survivors.

  • Regular and consistent correspondence with ACADV membership.

  • To bring awareness of domestic violence and its effects to law enforcement, judges, legislators, educators, the general public and victims.

  • A toll-free domestic violence hot-line linking callers to the nearest domestic violence center.

  • Direct services to domestic violence victims.