The leading nonprofit dedicated exclusively
to helping those who experienced
Childhood Domestic Violence.

  • Vision

    A world where the effects of Childhood Domestic Violence no longer diminish a person’s ability to reach their full potential.

  • Mission

    Our mission is to increase awareness of Childhood Domestic Violence as an issue affecting hundreds of millions, to empower caring adults, communities and organizations to serve as a lifeline for those children affected, and to educate adults who experienced Childhood Domestic Violence as to the long-term impact so they can strive to overcome.

  • Our Work

    Using the leading research and best known practices in the field, we develop and deploy scalable tools. We partner with leading organizations that directly touch the lives of children and adults who are growing up/grew up living with domestic violence. Our tools and resources are used to educate, train, and empower them to reclaim their lives and reach their full potential.

History of CDV

CDV was originally founded in 2007 by Brian F. Martin, who as a child experienced Childhood Domestic Violence. 

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Meet Our Leadership

Meet the dedicated individuals who help the Association further
its mission to serve those impacted by Childhood Domestic Violence.


CDV in the Press

Explore the latest news stories and press releases that are helping to raise awareness of Childhood Domestic Violence and the work of the Association.



Witnessing domestic violence can have lasting impact on youths, even if they aren’t abused 
– Deseret News, April 11, 2016

The Fight to End Domestic Violence is a Battle We All Must Wage 
 The Blaze, October 7, 2015

Montclair entrepreneur works to spotlight childhood domestic violence 
– The Montclair Times, May 3, 2016