The Domestic Violence spoke is led by the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC) and Fight Against Domestic Violence (FADV) and focuses on creating a world where all individuals and families in Utah live free from violence and feel safe, empowered, and hopeful. In addition to ensuring that both survivors and those who perpetrate domestic and intimate partner violence get the help they need, the affiliates and participants in the Domestic Violence spoke will explore how to begin moving forward with meaningful programs, initiatives, and resources that prevent violence. Spoke leaders bring together service providers, community nonprofit, government, business, education, healthcare, public policy, and dedicated individual partners to collaborate and engage in local and statewide efforts to achieve this vision. To learn more, listen to the spoke leaders discuss the work on this 15-minute podcast.
Executive Director, UDVC
Jennifer Campbell is the Executive Director at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. Prior to this current role, she serviced as the Executive Director of South Valley Services, a nonprofit domestic violence service provider.
Certified Nurse Midwife
Leah Moses is a Certified Nurse Midwife with Intermountain Healthcare and a board member of the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. She became a women’s healthcare provider to support and advocate for survivors of domestic violence.
Programs Director, FADV
Sierra is the Programs Director at Fight Against Domestic Violence, the only organization in Utah whose sole purpose is raising funds to bridge the gaps for survivors in Utah. She got her start in the field of domestic violence at South Valley Services.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Domestic Violence spoke leaders and partners have crafted the vision and goals below. Spoke leadership and UWLP team members are currently working to collect baseline data that will assist in adding numbers to the changes we want to see by 2026 and 2030.Vision: Ensure that all Utahns live free from violence and feel safe, empowered, and hopeful.
- Reduce the number of unmet requests for services from domestic violence victims in Utah due to capacity limitations: reduce unmet requests by 10% by 2026 (i.e., avg of 175 unmet requests from annual point-in-time measurement from 2023-2026) and reduce by an additional 11.5% by 2030 (i.e., avg of 155 unmet requests from annual point-in-time measurement from 2024-2030). [Metric]
- Increase funding for comprehensive, statewide domestic violence response by 30% by 2030: state-sponsored strategic plan created and implementation begins by 2026 through Utah Victim Services Commission. [Metric forthcoming]
- Increase domestic violence focus at Utah Violence and Injury Prevention Program by 100% through establishment and full state funding of staff position and program.
- Increase state-level domestic violence data collection, coordination, and reporting by 100% through establishment and full state funding of a staff position and program. [Metric forthcoming]
- Increase the percentage of Utahns who are aware that domestic violence is a significant problem in their community. [Data forthcoming]
- Increase the percentage of Utahns who understand that the emotional elements of domestic violence are as serious as physical abuse. [Data forthcoming]
- Increase the percentage of Utahns who know where to find domestic violence resources and support in their community. [Data forthcoming]
- Increase the percentage of Utahns who believe there are steps they can take to address domestic violence in their community. [Data forthcoming]