Domestic Violence Network
The mission of the Domestic Violence Network is to engage the community to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration.
Campus Liason: Chris Handberg
Director of Programs and Research
Chris Handberg spent nine years as an IMDP Advocate for the Julian Center and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. During that time he provided emergency counseling, safety planning, and connected people with the resources necessary to move forward after experiencing domestic violence. Additionally, he taught at Carmel High School where he gained public speaking and curriculum writing experience, as well as earned a Master of Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Currently he is the Director of Programs and Research at the Domestic Violence Network where he provides training, writes curriculum, and engages the community in collaboration to address issues surrounding domestic violence. In this role, he has trained administrators and educators at the Indiana Department of Education on response and prevention of domestic violence, teen dating abuse and sexual assault. Additionally, he has taught higher education professionals, community members, medical professionals, and youth workers on these issues. Finally, as a certified instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, he has trained law enforcement on domestic violence, teen dating abuse, sexual assault, and investigation techniques in these areas.