Law and policy play an essential role in society’s response to domestic violence. Likewise, it is essential for those who care about ending domestic violence to let their lawmakers know their views and help improve the systemic response to domestic violence.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
PCADV works diligently to make sure that legislators understand the needs of domestic violence victims and the programs that serve them, and we encourage you to join us in our public policy work.
We invite you to contact our policy specialist, Abigail Hurst, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss domestic violence budget and policy matters. Please contact your legislators to let them know your views on public policy and funding decisions.
The policy issues that affect domestic violence victims and programs are very far-reaching—from criminal law, to economic justice, to public funding for shelters and programs. The PCADV Policy Agenda details our current policy priorities, which include three primary areas:
• Homicide Prevention
as well as several other issues important to victims’ lives.
Because the need for funding affects all other aspects of domestic violence services, funding advocacy at both the state and federal level is a constant priority. We encourage you to talk with your legislators about how important it is to fund these life-saving services. To learn more about the budget process and how you can help shape funding decisions, please read Overview of the Budget Process – State and Federal
Contacting your legislators is a powerful way for you to be a part of the movement to end domestic violence. Your voice is crucial!
Speak Up About Domestic Violence.
By reaching out and making your views known to your legislators, you can help shape laws and get the funds necessary for victims to access the services they need.
Your voice is crucial!
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How do I know if I´m in an abusive relationship?The Power and Control Wheel, from the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project shows patterns of abusive and violent behaviors and how they overlap.
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Abigail Hurst, LSW
Contact for information about PCADV’s Public Policy work
- 2015-2016 PCADV Public Policy Agenda
in pdf format1.17 Meg | 1/16/2015
- Overview of the Budget Process - State and Federal154.62 K | 2/28/2013
- Finding Legislators' Names, Contact Info, and Committee Membership147.05 K | 2/28/2013
- Overview of the Budget Process - State and Federal