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The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition is committed to improving our community's response to domestic violence issues through communication and coordination of services. Major projects of the Coalition include a Domestic Violence Awareness Conference held every other Spring and the implementation and monitoring of an audit of our community's response to domestic violence.

The Monroe County Domestic Violence Coalition meets on the third Friday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the McCloskey Conference Room (#135), located in Showers City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana. (Dates and meeting rooms are subject to change).

Membership to the Domestic Violence Coalition is open to service providers, representatives from local communities of faith and other organizations concerned with the elimination of domestic violence in our community.


Current members of the Domestic Violence Coalition are listed below:

  • Centerstone offers a comprehensive array of mental health services, substance abuse and addictions treatment, educational services, housing, and support.
  • City of Bloomington Police Department responds to citizens requests for information, coordinates activities with community organizations, and assists school administrators in support of safer schools, as well as facilitates the safe and expedient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, provide neighborhood patrols, and serve as a presence for the deterrence of crime.
  • City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program focuses on public safety, civility, diversity, civic engagement, and conflict resolution by supporting community and grassroots activities that address these issues.
  • Connect2Help 2-1-1's mission is to facilitate connections between people who need human services and those who provide them.
  • District 10 Pro Bono Project provides quality, free legal services for low- income people in the Indiana counties of Greene, Lawrence, Monroe and Owen by matching local volunteer attorneys with people who need civil legal help.
  • Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) works to eliminate domestic violence through the implementation of prevention programs and public awareness in communities and schools, through advocacy for system and societal change, and through the influencing of public policy and the allocation of resources.
  • Indiana Department of Child Services - Monroe County (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect, and works to ensure their financial support.
  • Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors.
  • Middle Way House works to end violence, both structural and interpersonal, in the lives of women and children. Services include 24-hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, legal and personal advocacy, safety planning for survivors of abuse and assault, and violence prevention programs.
  • Monroe County Circuit Courts seeks to enhance services and new innovative ways to provide the citizens of Monroe County with the quality of justice they deserve and have come to expect.
  • Monroe County Circuit Court Probation Department's mission is to promote a safer community by intervening in the lives of offenders, holding them accountable, and serving as a catalyst for positive change.
  • Monroe County Prosecutor's Office represents the people of the State of Indiana to seek justice, promote greater public safety, and assist victims of crimes.
  • Monroe County Sheriff's Department works to provide quality law enforcement and correctional services to its constituents.
  • Protective Order Assistance Partnership (POAP) provides assistance for individuals seeking civil orders of protection from the court, as well as does safety planning with victims.
  • Protective Order Project, Indiana University School of Law (POP) is a law student-directed project designed to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking obtain civil protective orders from the court, with the goal of preventing further abuse, both by restraining the abuser and by empowering the victim. Persons wishing to contact POP may email them at or call them at (812)855-4800.


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