Systems Advocacy

Systems advocacy involves focused efforts by BWIC advocates and volunteers to collaborate and form meaningful partnerships with our “systems partners,” including health care providers, law enforcement, the Courts, Children & Youth Services, Probation and Parole, Public Housing and private housing providers, transitional housing programs, schools, colleges and universities, and other social services and government agencies. The goal of systems advocacy is to change policies, rules, procedures, or laws that determine how services are delivered to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Goals for our Systems Advocacy Efforts:

  • Advancement of best practices and a victim-centered response to DV/SA
  • Advocating for the rights of victims, and offender and systems accountability
  • Advocating for justice for individual victims, and for all survivors of DV/SA