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: https://forms.gle/xLQrAizp9Wkw7Jgm9
ACADV recommends a limited number of programs, based on their curriculum and program standards. Learn more about BIP here: https://www.domesticpeace.com/batterers-intervention-programs-bip
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.
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!