News & Updates

Domestic violence news happening near you! 


Legislative Review Committee

The ACADV is pleased to announce the formation of the Legislative Review Committee (LRC). The goals of this committee are to identify, discuss, and propose solutions to legislative and policy issues impacting domestic violence survivors and their families in Arkansas. 

To submit an issue to be discussed at the next LRC meeting, please email Brandy Dailey with additional details and reference to the legal code in question (if possible). 

The members of the LRC are: 

Representative Charlene Fite

Representative Tippi McCullough 

Representative Spencer Hawks

Representative Jamie Scott

Senator Missy Irvin

Angela McGraw, Executive Director of Women and Children First 

Barbara Mariani, Senior Deputy Prosecutor for Little Rock

Julie Eckert, Detective at North Little Rock Police Department


Register your BIP Program! 

Are you a service provider for Batterers Intervention Programs (BIP)? Would you like to be listed on our website and/or used for referrals? Please complete the form (link below) and pending review, you could be added to our database of service providers. 

Registration Link:

ACADV recommends a limited number of programs, based on their curriculum and program standards. Learn more about BIP here:

Policy Brief on BIP

Click the link below to read and download our policy brief on Batterers Intervention Programs, and what our Coalition recommends for Arkansas moving forward. 

Click to Download 

Domestic Violence Specialty Courts

Special thanks to Rep. Carol Darby and Sen. Alan Clark for sponsoring HB 1059 (now Act 58) that added "Domestic Violence Courts" to the list of specialty courts recognized in Arkansas through the Administrative Office of the Courts. 

Read the bill here:

Stay tuned for more information on DV Courts! 


Human Trafficking Initative

ACADV has recently joined forces with the Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault to collaborate on human trafficking issues in Arkansas. Stay tuned for more information!