Our Mission

 The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.) provides help to domestic and dating violence victims and their children in North Central Louisiana in the parishes of Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Winn, Claiborne, Bienville and Grant. D.A.R.T. provides leadership in educating its communities about domestic and dating violence and its consequences and creates and implements programs to prevent domestic and dating violence.


News and Events


19th Annual Collaboration is the Key Conference Set for Thursday, August 28, 2019

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, D.A.R.T. will hold its 19thannual Collaboration is the Keyall-day training conference at the Ruston Civic Center from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

This free training covers different aspects of family violence each year. It is geared toward law enforcement, judges, attorneys, counselors, social workers, court personnel, teachers, clergy, advocates and others whose work brings them into contact with domestic violence victims or abusers. The deadline for registration is August 23 at


D.A.R.T.’s 17th Annual Radiothon Will Take Place Wednesday, September 18, 2019

DART's annual Radiothon has been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Super 1 Foods in Ruston.

After the tragic tornado in late April that hit Ruston, a decision was made to postpone the May 9 Radiothon until a later date so that D.A.R.T. volunteers and staff could concentrate on helping meet needs in the emergency.

The annual fundraiser for D.A.R.T. is being broadcast on KRLQ 94.1 Radio from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.


Alpha Chi Omega Postpones Annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Is Rescheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019

For several years in a row, the young women of Alpha Chi Omega Beta Psi at Louisiana Tech host a fun and festive event to raise awareness and funds for D.A.R.T. While this event first challenged men to “walk a mile” in high-heeled shoes or bedazzled flip flops, the sorority later invited women to try the same mile in extra-large men’s shoes. Students, parents, families and now even dogs participate!

Alpha Chi Omega postponed the event due to the tornado that damaged the Tech campus prior to the event, but is now rescheduled to take place Saturday, October 26.


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