History, Mission & Goals

History:

In 1998, a series of particularly violent domestic assaults occurred in Longmont in which victims had not sought help in leaving or changing a long standing abusive relationship. These assaults significantly impacted our community. As a direct result, a coordinated community-wide awareness and response to domestic violence was developed. The result was LEVI (Longmont Ending Violence Initiative), a collaborative group of over 30 agencies that provide resources to combat domestic violence.


Mission, Vision & Goals

MISSION STATEMENT: To establish a coordinated community-wide awareness and response to domestic violence in the boundaries of the St. Vrain School District, primarily Longmont.

VISION: LEVI acknowledges domestic violence is a serious and prevalent social problem affecting the quality of life in the City of Longmont. We desire to provide our residents with easy access to quality services as well as the tools to aid friends, relatives and co-workers when signs of domestic violence exist. We firmly believe, working in unison, we can work effectively to bring attention to domestic violence in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.

GOALS:
• PREVENTION/EDUCATION. Empower the community to end domestic violence through educational and informative presentations, trainings and public events.
• ACCESS/REFERRALS. Identify resources and respond to gaps in order to provide access to services for those seeking assistance in understanding, or stopping domestic violence.
• PUBLIC INFORMATION. Heighten community awareness and action, as well as change public opinion and social behavior toward domestic violence through one-way communication methods.