Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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We all live free from domestic and sexual violence.
Our Mission Statement
To be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.
The specific and primary purposes are:
1) To provide training, technical assistance, legislative and legal advocacy, pro bono attorney connections and resource materials to victim services agencies and other stakeholders;
2) To provide coordination, planning, training, and technical assistance to those who are working to create and implement domestic violence and sexual assault prevention strategies and activities;
3) To provide communication and linkage among programs and organizations whose primary focus is the prevention and intervention of domestic and sexual assault;
4) To expose the roots of domestic violence and sexual assault in the institutionalized discrimination against women, children and those who are viewed as having less power;
5) To assure that voices, experiences and expressed views of survivors of sexual and physical violence are a guiding force and
6) To identify, challenge and change issues of gender, race and related oppression that contribute to violence.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
With your support, ANDVSA can continue to build a network of support for victims and service providers in Alaska to work collectively to end violence in Alaska. ANDVSA projects include: the Legal Program, the Training Project, the Policy Program, and the Prevention Project.
Through our legal program and your generous contributions, ANDVSA provides essential legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through a statewide Pro Bono program which includes ANDVSA Staff Attorneys and volunteer attorneys. In FY16, the Legal Services Program provided representation in 271 cases. 71 cases were handled by volunteer attorneys alone, providing thousands of hours of volunteer assistance, equaling approximately $858,210 in donated legal assistance. One client said, “My attorney went above and beyond. She was kind, caring and thoughtful. She put so much time, energy and effort into my case. Words cannot express how grateful I am for all her help”.
Your contribution allows for the Training Project to train law enforcement, educators, health care providers, tribal partners, and other community members throughout the state. In FY16, ANDVSA trained 1223 advocates and community partners, hosted 16 webinars, and trained 120 students in our online course “Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault” available through the University of Alaska.
With your help, ANDVSA can continue to engage in public policy and legislative advocacy. Throughout FY16, ANDVSA consistently worked to influence and inform state policy and legislation in ways that benefit victims, survivors, their families and their communities and hold perpetrators accountable for their actions.
Finally, your support allows ANDVSA to coordinate violence prevention activities with youth, communities, tribal organizations, various departments within the State of Alaska. These programs and campaigns include: the annual youth leadership conference Lead On! for Peace and Equality, the Stand Up Speak Up Alaska campaign for youth, The Fourth R healthy relationship curriculum for educators, the Talk Now Talk Often conversation cards for parents, and the Alaska Men Choose Respect program for engaging Alaskan men in the movement to end violence.
If you would like more information, please visit www.andvsa.org or http://www.youtube.com/andvsamedia and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/andvsa.
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