This month we are highlighting some of our policy advocacy work. We are excited to share with you some of the concrete ways we are advocating at the city and state level for safer futures for survivors of domestic violence in our community.
Advocacy is at the core of what we do every single day– in fact, nearly all of our frontline staff have “advocate” in their job title. At the individual level, we advocate for clients within the various systems they must navigate on their journey to safety– the justice system, the housing system, social safety net programs and services– to ensure they get the supports they need. At the community level, as the backbone agency of the Newport Health Equity Zone, we advocate for changes that will make Newport a place where all people can thrive, especially survivors of domestic violence and their families. At the state level, we are part of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and we collectively advocate for priorities that meet the needs of survivors throughout the state.
I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about our advocacy efforts, and if you would like to lend your voice to advocacy efforts that support survivors, check out the RICADV’s legislative priorities.
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