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Advocacy & Policy Work

When trying to leave an abusive relationship, people can face a number of difficulties, but change is possible.  DCADV advocates for policies and services that help support survivors in finding safety and a life free of abuse. 

Progress on DCADV’s mission to end domestic violence is made through advocacy and change. We work with survivors and community partners to better understand what is needed most to help victims of abuse find safety, healing, and justice. We believe that preventing domestic violence is possible, and are committed to working with community partners for a collective impact.

DCADV’s philosophies guide our work. We believe that our work to end domestic violence is best achieved through local and national collaboration, direct services, community education, and political action. We encourage the participation of all persons and groups who are committed to the movement to end domestic violence, and invite you to learn more about our work.

Our Advocacy for Survivors

Throughout the state, survivors and advocates report that people continue to struggle to access:

  • Confidential shelters
  • Affordable housing
  • Child care
  • Education and employment opportunities
  • Financial resources
  • Legal advocacy services
  • Mental health support

DCADV policy staff and volunteers regularly advocate to expand access to services and supports. We work with state and local government leaders to ensure that services are effective and responsive to survivors.  Our focus is to help survivors and their families secure safety, and to ensure that abusers are held accountable.

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