Ending Violence Against Women
Promoting safety and health for victims and communities
The EVAW Project is a multidisciplinary, collaborative program that provides specialized training to criminal justice agencies and community-based programs on cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Meet the people who work tirelessly to improve the criminal justice response to violence against women and other victims.
The EVAW project offers best practices and technical assistance for prosecution, investigation and victim advocacy.
Collaboration between CDAC, law enforcement and nonprofit victim advocates is the cornerstone of the EVAW program’s success.
Since 2005, Linda Johnston has been a member of the CDAC team serving as EVAW Project Director. She is responsible for developing curriculum, recruiting trainers and providing training and resources that support a coordinated community response. Driven by the belief that everyone deserves to pursue their dreams without fear of abuse or sexual violence, Linda has been advocating for victims for over 25 years as a bilingual advocate and attorney.
Lois Buckman joined CDAC in 2017 to provide operational support for the EVAW program, facilitating and collecting data for multidisciplinary, live training sessions presented throughout rural Colorado. She also manages the production and recording of live webinars to extend outreach. Lois previously served as a victim advocate, office manager and director of operations for the district attorney’s office in Colorado’s 18th judicial district and was the clerk of the court for the town of Bennett.
2021 EVAW Trainings
trainings in rural communities
Our Training Experts
"I can think of at least five cases where the information learned today would have come in handy."
Olathe Police Officer
The EVAW Advisory Board meets quarterly to to review the training and technical assistance provided, as well as provide input on curriculum, trainers and potential new topics to support a coordinated response. The Advisory Board is comprised of staff members from our partner organizations: