In the last year alone, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women grew from a team of three to a team of eight- the largest team that the organization has had in its 20-year history. With the continued growth of the organization, new opportunities, and the organization’s need to expand their offices to accommodate additional staff, CSVANW is looking to it’s communities and partners for help.
In 2015 alone, CSVANW provided technical assistance to 11 tribes and Pueblos across New Mexico, by helping with their domestic violence grant applications. 9 of the grant applications were successfully funded creating an impact reaching 41% of New Mexico’s tribal communities.
Additionally, in 2015, CSVANW provided training to 351 service providers, tribal law enforcement, domestic violence and sexual assault victim advocates and tribal court personnel.
CSVANW’s members represent the broadest and most unified voice in advocating and collectively addressing violence against Native women and children across the region.
The technical assistance CSVANW delivers to tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs, agencies and shelters offers the specialized support they may need to complete critical grant applications for service and response programming.
Domestic violence funding provides lifeline services to our Native women and children so that communities can hire advocates, provide legal advocacy, increase law enforcement, train tribal court personnel, and much more!! We know all too well that when there is no funding, there sadly may not be services available when our women and children need them most.
Additionally, CSVANW’s Native youth violence prevention and early intervention initiatives are the only statewide violence prevention program specifically targeting Native youth. At CSVANW, we understand that Native youth who see violence in the home are 75% more likely to become a future victim of violence or a perpetrator. It is critical, to provide not only prevention but early intervention, to break the cycle of violence.
Help CSVANW to continue furthering their vision of breaking the cycle of violence! Consider supporting CSVANW today!