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UDVC in Washington DC: Advocates from Over 40 States Descend on Capitol Hill to Call for Funding and Legislation to Address Domestic Violence

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) hosts Advocacy Days Conference during its 25th anniversary celebration

Washington, D.C. – This week, NNEDV is hosting its annual Advocacy Days Conference to advocate for improved legislation and increased funding to prevent and end domestic violence. NNEDV is celebrating its 25thanniversary this year, reflecting on the progress that has been made for survivors as well as the barriers that still exist.

Coalition leaders and victim advocates from most U.S. states and territories are in Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers and promote key legislative priorities. The Advocacy Day Conference is a chance for leaders from each state to meet with their Members of Congress to discuss vital funding and legislative concerns in order to better respond to domestic violence. These include desperately needed funding for victim service programs under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), and the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). 


Take the Trauma Informed Services Assessment

What is it?

The Trauma Informed Services Assessment is a survey created by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about ways that advocacy services currently address the trauma-related needs of survivors. By identifying trends in the services already being offered, and showing where there are opportunities for additional trauma informed practices, this survey will help guide the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition’s work. 

Who should take it?

Everyone and anyone who provides support to domestic violence survivors, whether directly (front-line) or indirectly (administration/management). We value everyone's experiences.

How do I take it?

This survey will take approximately 20-­25 minutes to complete.

You can access the assessment here: