Training is available for individuals interested in educating themselves on the issues surrounding domestic violence.

The training will take place October 28 - November 13, Monday through Thursday evenings, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., in Decatur, at Dove, 302 S. Union, Dean Simcox Conference Room. This 44-hour training is approved by ICADV, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

This training is being facilitated by two Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals, one of whom is also an Illinois Certified Partner Abuse Intervention Professional. There is a $200 fee for the training.

To register, contact Barbara Blakey at (217) 428-6616 after August 5. A phone interview is the first step in the process and needs to take place by Noon, Friday, October 11.

Individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of victims and children served by Dove’s Domestic Violence Program are encouraged to participate in this training. Be an advocate for peace in your school, workplace or church.

This extensive training program will allow you to volunteer in many areas, such as support group facilitation, legal advocacy and children's services. Dove provides services to Macon, Moultrie, Shelby, DeWitt and Piatt Counties.

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