Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties (DVS) began on November 1, 2003.  DVS is comprised of caring and dedicated individuals who are focused on providing the best advocacy and support services for domestic violence victims in our community.  The board, staff and volunteers are committed to building first-rate client services and expanding to meet the needs of victims and survivors.  DVS provides a wide array of services including 24-hour crisis line and emergency shelter, information and referrals, legal advocacy and clinics, support groups, advocacy based counseling, and community education.  As the only domestic violence program in the bi-county area, DVS serves as a local information and referral center for victims and surviviors, friends and family members, the general public, and the media.  In a community plagued with alarmingly high rates of domestic violence related homicides, the leadership of DVS is critical.  More information available at



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