Advocacy

FLVF offers advocacy that occurs at the individual, community and system levels.

  • Individual- engage in dialogue and critical analysis with the survivor, reviewing all sides of the issues and determining costs and benefits of different courses of action.
  • Building relationships in the community to help survivors gain access to needed resources and knowing the people who are in control of needed resources.
  •  Need to know state and local laws and policies to ensure that a survivor’s rights are upheld in the legal, housing and employment arenas.
  • Reduce the systems injustices faced by survivors and their children often referred to as secondary victimization – survivors blamed for the abuse or denied help need to protect themselves and their children. Discriminated against by landlords, or in the workplace because of the abuse or marginalized status.