what we do

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Information and Support

The Coalition provides ongoing support and up-to-date resources, including scholarly research, information and guidance on changing state and federal laws, and best practices, to member agencies and allied professionals.

The Coalition provides survivors with referrals to connect them with local programs and community resources to meet their needs for support, safety, housing, legal services, and more. The Coalition also operates an Emergency Financial Assistance Fund which provides eligible survivors with financial support in their journey to safety. For more information on the Coalition’s Emergency Assistance Fund click here. 
 

Technical Assistance

The Coalition provides direct assistance to build the capacity of victim service providers, law enforcement, criminal justice and other allied organizations to respond effectively to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and human trafficking.
 

Training

The Coalition offers a variety of training opportunities including a statewide Annual Conference, Webinar Wednesdays, Rape Prevention Education Institute, ABC’s of Prevention Institute, the Senator Tommy Burkes Victim Assistance Academy, and financial and legal advocacy training. The Coalition also offers in-person training and technical assistance tailored to, and at the request of, our member programs. For a schedule of our trainings click here
 

Public Policy Advocacy

The Coalition advocates for new laws and policies to increase victim safety and perpetrator accountability.

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Regional Educational and Networking Opportunities

The Coalition offers regional advocacy trainings including the ABC’s of Advocacy: Best Practices for Responding to Survivors and Legal Advocacy trainings. These trainings are offered across all three regions of the state and include topics such as Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in Children & Families, Stalking, Orders of Protection, and Primary Prevention of Violence. For a schedule of our trainings click here
 

Resource Library

The Coalition curates a library which includes hundreds of books, dvds, and training activities on topics ranging from Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking, to Gender, Trauma Informed Care, and Community Activism. The resources in this library are available to all Coalition Members to borrow for personal or organizational use.

 
Immigration Legal Clinic

The Coalition’s Immigrant Legal Clinic works with immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. The Clinic helps clients with immigration issues related to their victimization, including securing U-Visas. The Clinic staffs a diverse group of attorneys and bilingual advocates who are committed to helping every client regardless of their background, national origin, race, sexual orientation, gender, language, or immigration status. Individuals may contact the Coalition at (615) 386-9406 or 800-289-9018 to see if they qualify for a consultation with the clinic. 
 

Sexual Assault Legal Clinic

The Coalition offers direct legal services to sexual assault victims who may have legal questions and needs related to their victimization. The clinic may assist with family law matters, Orders of Protection, Victim's Compensation, housing, employment, administrative hearings, referrals, and other legal matters related to sexual assault.  Individuals may contact the Coalition at (615) 386-9406 or 800-289-9018 to see if they qualify for a consultation with the clinic.