- Over 130 leaders,
managers, or advocates in the movement to end violence against women have participated
in the Center’s academic flagship initiative, the Program on Gender-Based Violence.
- The Center’s Community
Education Series has trained more than 4000 advocates, service providers and
policy makers in Colorado since 2001.
- Over 550 academic
researchers and practitioners have jointly participated in workshops and
symposia organized by the Center to mutually inform each other of
- The Center and its
community partners were selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an
innovative program to maximize community-based efforts by providing intervention,
response, treatment and prevention strategies within Denver Public Schools through
Mile High STRIVE (Schools Transforming Relationships through Interpersonal
- The Center’s VITAL
Management Technical Assistance and Training project is building the
operational capacity of domestic violence shelters and crisis centers across
- Advanced the
leadership of women from under-served communities by establishing a national
leadership academy in partnership with the Women of Color Network.
- The Center’s END
Violence Project has served 31 public schools in Colorado representing over 13,000
students with the goal of enhancing the capacity of schools to successfully
identify and respond to the needs of children who witness violence in the
- The Center
launched the first interpersonal violence victim services and prevention
program on the Auraria Campus, Colorado’s largest college campus serving 52,000
students, faculty, and staff.
- The Center won the
prestigious Celebrating Solutions Award from the Mary Byron Foundation. The
award recognizes innovative efforts in addressing the root causes of violence
- In partnership
with Kaiser Permanente, the Center held the Colorado Regional Conference on the
Health Care Response to Domestic Violence, which drew attendees from across the
nation and distinguished presenters in the field.
1998: In close
cooperation with the domestic violence practitioner community, the School of Public
Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver began to construct an educational
and training program to address the critical issue of domestic violence.
2000: The Program
on Domestic Violence (PDV) and its graduate level academic program makes its debut
to advance and strengthen the work of non-profits committed to ending violence
2000: As the only
program of its kind in the nation, students first enroll in the PDV.
Center launches its Community Education Series to provide training to
practitioners from some of the top domestic violence experts in the
its partners, the Center launches the Domestic Violence Research and Action
Coalition to build bridges between the research and practice communities.
2004: The newly
created Center on Domestic Violence expands its scope beyond the PDV to include
the advancement of scholarly research, training for advocacy groups and direct
service agencies on the latest research and best-practices, and service to the
community for responding to violence
2007: The academic
suite was expanded to include a concentration within the Master of Criminal
Justice to meet the growing thirst for knowledge among law enforcement
2008: The Center
wins a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to establish a victim
services and prevention office on the Auraria Campus, the largest in Colorado.
academic suite was expanded to include a Certificate in Interpersonal Violence
and Health Care for health professionals, social workers, and faculty who want
to build proficiency and confidence in interpersonal violence prevention,
identification and intervention.
Center is selected for a $750,000 grant for the U.S. Department of Justice to
implement its END Violence Project in public schools across Colorado to
successfully identify and respond to the needs of children who witness violence
in the home.
2010: The Center
celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Wells Fargo Theater with an original
performance of Behind the Mask.
2011: The Center partners with the Women of Color
Network to steward a national leadership academy for members of
underrepresented groups within the domestic and sexual violence fields.
2012: Responding to a statewide need, the Center
and Mission Spark LLC begin offering management training and technical
assistance under the Vital Project.
2013: The Center launches one of its most ambitious
programs to date, Mile High STRIVE (Schools Transforming Relationships
through Interpersonal Violence Education) in conjunction with four community
partners and Denver Public Schools.
2014: The Program on Domestic Violence undergoes
renovation and becomes the Program on Gender-Based Violence to reflect the breadth
of the information covered in the program and the very best in today’s research