Coburn Conversations: Domestic Violence in Indianapolis

Photo of Danyette Smith sitting in a leather chair wearing a blue jacketThursday, May 11 | Noon to 1 p.m.

Join us for a conversation about the domestic violence crisis in Indianapolis, where police responded to 31,821 calls last year. We’ll talk about the state of domestic violence in the city, law enforcement’s response and the challenges survivors face navigating the system.

Our guest is Danyette Smith, the first director of domestic violence for the City of Indianapolis, a position created in 2022. The program she runs, Indy Champions for Domestic Violence Prevention, is funded through the Office of Public Health and Safety and an initiative of the Indy Public Safety Foundation. ICDVP serves as a liaison between survivors and community resources. She is also the founder and president of Silent No More, a domestic violence awareness and prevention organization, and served as director of strategic initiatives for the Domestic Violence Network. Danyette is a Coburn Place board member and a survivor.

Free | RSVP to Haylee Sanford at

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