Learn more about the DOVE center’s mission and how you can get involved and help others in your community. Use our resources to get educated and informed about events held by DOVE Center.
DOVE Center provides a variety of educational seminars free of charge to community, civic, and religious groups. We cover the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault; provide information to dispel dangerous myths, including victim blaming myths; and talk about our services, how to get help, how to get involved, and some healthy relationship basics as well.
Research over the past decade estimates 1 in 3 females have experienced some form of intimate partner abuse; and girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence (www.loveisrespect.org)..
If you are interested in working with survivors of domestic abuse, rape, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking, these trainings will be helpful and are required for all DOVE Volunteers.
Lethality Assessment Program
The Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP) was created by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) in 2005 to assess risk aimed to prevent domestic violence homicide and serious injuries.
PUBLIC POLICY AFFECTING DOVE
DOVE Center’s Public Policy Education Committee is to help inform and offer resources to our community about policies and bills that affect the clients we serve — survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
"WHAT WERE YOU WEARING?" EXHIBIT
l assault. Victims of crime are not responsible for crimes committed against them. Survivors of rape/sexual assault are often asked, “What were you wearing?” We need to stop asking this.
Dove Center Blog
Read the DOVE Center blog to learn more about us and the prevention work we do as well as stories from those impacted by abuse and violence.