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November 21The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) has been on the forefront of demanding dignity for victims for over forty years. We will apply a smart, bold standard to all prospective litigation to create new precedent for Michigan victims. Because MCEDSV is a statewide program, we will be in an excellent position to promote positive precedent. Our extensive appellate knowledge will also allow us to combat any decisions that do not bolster victim rights. Each year, we support our statewide, 73-member Coalition to aid thousands of victims through hundreds of hours of legal, technical assistance. In addition, we provide direct civil or collateral legal services to dozens of victims.
November 21Since 2006, the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) has existed to end sexual exploitation in this community, and since 2009, CAASE has done its work by providing free and comprehensive legal services for survivors of sexual violation - including by representing those victimized through rape or in the context of the sex trade, within the context of the criminal justice system. The other pillars of CAASE’s work - Policy, Prevention, and Community Engagement - have a decade’s history working to improve policy, practice, and culture (both at the state and local level) so that various systems, including specifically the criminal justice system, improve the ways they understand, engage with, and respond to victims of rape and prostitution.
November 21Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) began serving victims of crime under Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from the Florida Attorney General’s Office on June 2018, although trauma-informed services have been provided since it opened its doors in 1974. LAS serves survivors of all
non-intimate partner crimes such as, adult or child sexual assault, bullying, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, child victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, survivors of mass violence, etc.
November 13Founded in 1996, Arizona Voice for Crime Victims (AVCV) was the first organization of its kind in Arizona and across the county that offers hope to crime victims in the form of pro bono legal representation and social services solely for the purpose of asserting and enforcing their rights in state and federal courts. AVCV’s approach to delivering direct legal and social services to victims of crime in Arizona is holistic in nature.