[r90] Organization Day spotlights domestic violence awareness

Posted by: Lindsay Devlin  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) joined House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis), fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating bedding, towels and other supplies to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at the Statehouse.

“Domestic violence affects so many people throughout our state,” said Laura Berry, Executive Director of ICADV. “We are happy to work with the House legislators on this issue and are proud to be the recipient of the Speaker’s charity initiative in 2015 which will support local domestic violence programs.”

ICADV is a statewide coalition that provides technical assistance, resources, information and training to domestic violence awareness programs, support agencies and concerned individuals. ICADV focuses on prevention of domestic abuse, legislative advocacy, public awareness, advocate training and legal assistance.

“I am glad I was able to support such an important coalition and worthy cause,” said Rep. Speedy. “Unfortunately, too many Hoosiers are affected by domestic violence, so I  look forward to addressing this issue, along with other public safety matters, during the upcoming session.”

Legislators and staff brought in pillows, bedding, towels, art supplies for children, cleaning and office supplies and other items for the ICADV.  Laura Berry and a victim of domestic abuse were present to accept the donations and thank those who participated in the collection efforts.

For more information on the ICADV, visit www.icadvinc.org