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Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Our Philosophy

The HSCADV believes that violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships. We also believe that societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, heterosexism, classism, anti-semitism, able-bodyism, ageism, and other oppressions foster battering by perpetuating conditions which condone violence against women and children.

While carrying out our mission and vision, we are respectful and ethical in our communications with each other. Our working relationship is based on trust and is an example of empowered individuals collaborating together for a common goal. We appreciate the different perspectives of each member and work towards consensus, based on our shared core beliefs and values.

Our History

The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (HSCADV), a private, not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980. The HSCADV is a coalition of programs responding to the problem of spouse abuse. It is comprised of the directors of spouse abuse shelters and psycho-educational counseling programs for victims and perpetrators of spouse abuse on each of the islands, as well as the Victim Witness Assistance division of the Honolulu Prosecutor’s office and the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline.

  • We agree to have ethical communications.
  • We agree to have ongoing, open, and honest communication with respect to current and changing funding and contracts.
  • We agree to avoid disruption in service to the people we serve and the people we employ.
  • We agree to avoid wasting investments in resources.
  • We encourage cooperation for existing contacts and funds.
  • We agree to initiate support and any appropriate response for any member agency or Coalition member in distress, with input from that person.
  • We agree that funding for Shelters is the number one funding priority.
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