The African American Domestic Violence Council was established to address the high rate of domestic violence homicides among African American women in Dallas County.
Points of Focus
- To increase collaboration within the African American community
- To create victim centered trainings and advocacy
- Develop public awareness campaigns to address domestic violence in the African American community
- Develop a male mentor program that will model healthy masculinity and healthy relationships.
- Develop mentors to become advocates to end domestic violence in the African American community
- Youth and Young Adults
- Men and Boys
- Faith Community
(Dallas Morning News, Domestic Violence Task Force Report)
- African American women in Dallas County were 1.9 times more likely to die due to intimate partner violence than white women, 3.9 times more likely to die than Hispanic women and 9 times more likely to die than Asian women.
- In Dallas County, African American women between the ages of 20 – 29 had the highest rate of intimate partner violence fatalities.
In July 2021 the African American Domestic Violence Council (AADVC) distributed their first gift from the Purple Piggy Bank fund. Read more about it here.
For more information about the AADVC, contact Theresa Little at Theresa Little firstname.lastname@example.org.