AAFV has been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the National Advocacy Learning Center. The team includes our Program Director, Tricia Combs, and two Domestic Violence Advocates.
The Advocacy Learning Center (ALC) is offered by Praxis International and Manavi in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women. the 18-month course is designed to strengthen how advocacy programs engage with survivors, address institutional responses to violence against women, and involve the community in ending violence. Team members travel to three in-person events and participate in numerous distance learning activities.
AAFV was selected as one of only 15 programs in the new class. They join 236 programs and 627 advocates who have participated in the ALC.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime and one in three women will be a victim of domestic violence. The programs participating in the ALC are working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, prostitution, and human trafficking.
Advocates Against Family Violence works to eliminate domestic violence in families and homes by empowering individuals to make positive life choices through advocacy, support, education, affordable housing, awareness and community involvement.
Everyone in the community has a role to play in ending violence against women. If you are interested in getting involved with AAFV, click here to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.