Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault promotes and sustains a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change.
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 oppressions that contribute to violence.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Your contributions allow ANDVSA to continue to build a network of support for victims and service providers in Alaska to work collectively to end violence in Alaska. ANDVSA has five main projects: Legal Program, Prevention Project, Policy Program, Training Project and Communications 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 as well as volunteer attorneys statewide. In FY14, ANDVSA provided representation in 280 cases. 350 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault applied for services. ANDVSA provided legal services to 52% of victims who completed the application process and 48% were not served. In 2014, 107 cases were handled by volunteer attorneys equaling $1.2 million in donated legal services. Your contribution allows for the continued training of advocates, law enforcement, educators, health care providers and other community members throughout the state. In FY14, ANDVSA trained 627 advocates and community partners and 46 students were trained in our online course available through the University of Alaska. Your contribution allows ANDVSA to engage in public policy and legislative advocacy both within Alaska and in Congress. ANDVSA's communication project helps support domestic violence and sexual assault agencies in the state to promote technology safety and raise awareness about these issues in our communities. Finally, your support allows ANDVSA to coordinate violence prevention activities with youth, communities, tribal organizations, various departments within the State of Alaska - see the Pathways to Prevention plan, Lead On! for Peace and Equality, Stand Up Speak Up Alaska, Talk Now Talk Often and Alaska Men Choose Respect for examples. As part of our Prevention Project, in FY14, 120 youth from around the state came together to learn youth leadership and healthy relationship skills. We also developed further materials for youth, men and parents each available through our various websites. Through our prevention programming, we provide mini-grants to rural and remote communities who want to be a part of changing our state's norms around domestic and sexual violence. If you would like to follow us regarding news and other information, please go to www.andvsa.org or http://www.youtube.com/andvsamedia and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/andvsa
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