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Hope DV Homicide Response

We are moved by the passion and commitment of program directors and advocates in Wisconsin who work daily to end violence. Perhaps never is this more profoundly evident than when a life has been taken by violence. During this time of crisis domestic violence and sexual violence programs are asked to fulfill a variety of roles, and at the same time are often dealing with their own sense of loss. End Abuse facilitates connections with programs in Wisconsin prior to and in the wake of a domestic violence homicide.  Our Homicide Response Plan provides a framework for domestic violence programs and their community partners to guide how they will collectively respond to domestic violence-related homicide incidents.


Rainbow House, a Domestic Violence Shelter serving a three-county area in Northeast Wisconsin, created HOPE: Domestic Violence Homicide Help to help family members cope with the complexities of domestic violence homicide. 


What is predictable must also be preventable. Extensive research into domestic violence homicides has revealed certain indicators that are more predictive of experiencing future lethal or near-lethal domestic violence. Visit our Homicide Prevention page to learn more.


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We envision communities fully engaged to provide safety and to give a voice to all affected by domestic abuse, while creating the social change necessary to address its root causes. We honor the wisdom and strength of domestic abuse survivors across the lifespan. Our mission is achievable through survivor-centered work that includes strategic partnerships and collaboration. As advocates for social justice, we embrace the voices of diverse communities.