Welcome to the Center on Domestic Violence
Founded in 2000, the Center on Domestic Violence is an academic, research and service center based at the University of Colorado Denver.
Three primary goals define the work of the center:
- Develop skilled and informed leaders for the movement to end domestic violence through educational programs.
- Inform and empower domestic violence service providers, advocates, and policymakers through original research.
- Serve the community through direct services, training and advocacy.
These combined efforts are reflected in the center’s mission: to end domestic violence by fostering institutional and social change through leadership development, education, research, and community collaboration.
PROGRAM ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
The Program on Gender-Based Violence (PGV) exists to create transformative leaders for today's movements to end sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking and stalking through a broad array of academic offerings. As the first graduate program of its kind in the nation, the PGV meets the needs of experienced advocates, college graduates, health and criminal justice professionals, and others interested in gaining the skills and knowledge necessary to guide effective service and advocacy programs.
We currently offer four degree and certificate programs:
To learn more about the Program on Gender-Based Violence, click here or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 315-2489.
upcoming Events & deadlines
- 3/12/2014: Prospective student webinar with CDV Director Barbara Paradiso. Click here to register.
- 3/15/2014: Preferred deadline to apply for the Fall 2014 Program on Gender-Based Violence. Prospective students, click here for more information.
- 4/15/2014: T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!: a one super woman show. 11 am - 12 pm in the Tivoli Turnhalle. Part of the Auraria Campus's observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click here for more information.
- 8/1/2014: Final deadline to apply for the Fall 2014 Program on Gender-Based Violence.
- 8/12/2014: Fall 2014 Community Education Series, "Measuring Success on our Own Terms". Presented by Dr. Cris M. Sullivan, director of Michigan State University's Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. Check back for more details.
- 8/9/2014 - 8/17/2014: Program on Gender-Based Violence Fall 2014 Academic Intensive.
- Spring 2014 Community Education Series, "Embracing Adolescents: Comprehensive Strategies to Preventing Adolescent Relationship Abuse". Click here for more details and to register.
- DVRAC Current Intimate Partner Violence Research in Colorado: Lunching, Learning, Networking. September 19 2013, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Maggiano's Restaurant. Click here for details.
- Nationally acclaimed author and speaker, Lundy Bancroft, 10/3/2013, Loveland CO. More details here.
- 2013 Love Sex Lies: An Intimacy Checkup, 10/15/2013 & 10/16/2013 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Tivoli Student Union's Multicultural Lounge. For more details, click here.
- 2013 Annual Community Education Series, 08/06/2013. More details here.
- Program on Domestic Violence's Fall 2013 Intensive, 08/03/2013 - 08/09/2013.
Annual Community Education Series, 01/08/2013. Featuring Beth
Richie, author of "Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and
American's Prison Nation.
prospective students: LEARN ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
The first graduate program of its kind in the nation, the University of Colorado Denver's Program on Gender-Based Violence (PGV) focuses on grassroots social justice work, effective management, and best practices/policies surrounding interpersonal violence.
The PGV (formerly the Program on Domestic Violence) focuses on both organizational management and public policy, helping service organizations integrate grassroots social justice work with good administrative practices. It addresses the needs of individuals in organizations that serve victims of abuse and those who wish to enter the field, including new college graduates as well as professionals looking for a career change.
Want more information about our program? Attend one of our upcoming webinars, hosted by CDV Director Barbara Paradiso:
Click here to learn more about the PGV, including our degrees and certificates: