Advocacy Organization Survey

1) 2009. When working with potential victims or perpetrators of domestic violence in a social services setting, make every effort to assess for safety and provide information, referrals and support appropriate to the client’s developmental age and cultural background.
2) 2010. Include the use of violence and abuse unrestrained by the presence of witnesses as a factor in lethality assessment.
3) 2018. Adequately fund advocacy and domestic violence therapy intervention agencies to provide case management and individualized care plans for people who are experiencing challenges in mainstream programming.
4) 2018. Explore county wide funding from domestic violence crisis intervention and education services that function outside of the law enforcement response. The potential for negative outcomes, child protection involvement, or fear of repercussions for housing stability or legal status can be barriers to people seeking help from police for domestic violence.
5) 2018. Include stronger mental health assessment and treatment components into the traditional domestic violence intervention programming for people who use abuse.
6) 2018. Incorporate information and support services for friends and family members of people experiencing abuse into advocacy and domestic violence therapy intervention agencies. This will reduce isolation and create stronger, more informed support networks for people as they build lives free from abuse.