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Systems Advocacy & Change

AWS believes it has a responsibility to prevent systems from revictimizing the communities we serve. We use our organizational power to change institutions and systems until they meet the needs of everyone. The voices and experiences of our constituents are brought to the forefront of efforts to advance services and response to survivors of violence.  This is done through:

  • Direct interventions
  • Domestic Violence training for law enforcement
  • Collaboration with the legal system
  • Legislation advocacy

Coalitions & Collaborations

AWS strongly believes in developing meaningful partnerships in order to offer more comprehensive services and advocate effectively for the legal, cultural, and societal changes that matter to our communities. We seek to avoid the duplication of services and build a cohesive, diverse network of resources for survivors who are seeking support. By encouraging community collaboratives, we help break down the isolation and create a community response toward ending violence against woRead More