The work of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) builds upon a 40 year history of groundbreaking achievements and movement leadership. We share our Annual Reports to demonstrate our continued progress and commitment to ending domestic violence through education, public policy, resource development, technical assistance, systems advocacy, and social change.
REPORTS & ASSESSMENTS
Each year LCADV publishes an annual report to showcase our progress in Louisiana’s efforts to end domestic violence. Click on the links below to read about our remarkable achievements from previous years.
Amnesty International Report
Amnesty International, a global human rights organization, has issued a research report detailing Louisiana’s systemic responses to domestic violence and calling for improvements.
The report, Fragmented and Unequal, found that “The US and Louisianan authorities have failed to meet their obligations to exercise due diligence to prevent intimate partner violence and to effectively investigate, sanction and provide remedies in cases of violence. Survivors of intimate partner violence in Louisiana face an inconsistent and potentially harmful response from the institutions whose responsibility it is to protect them.”
Download Amnesty International’s full report, Fragmented and Unequal, here:
2023 statewide needs assessment
The 2023 Statewide Needs Assessment process took place from January-April 2023 with the purpose of identifying and understanding the needs of survivors of domestic violence in Louisiana. The assessment was conducted using online surveys, phone calls, social media posts, and flyers with QR codes posted in places where survivors frequent. Information was also collected from roundtable sessions conducted with advocates. 2023 Needs Assessment Report
2017 Statewide Needs Assessment
This report provides an analysis of select aspects of domestic violence response in Louisiana, supplements information available from other sources, and identifies significant areas of remaining need in our state’s domestic violence response. It is meant to give a voice to domestic violence survivors as it relates to their experience navigating various systems. It is presented in a detailed format that can be used as a reference document for planning purposes. See the full report and appendices here.