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Coalition Committees

Be part of changing the community standard...join a Coalition Committee!

Participants include people who have experienced abuse, interested community members, clergy and representatives from the justice system, local and state government, the healthcare community, the education community, human service agencies, the Survivors' Network, the Junior League of Syracuse and Vera House. The Coalition is comprised of 10 working committees which meet on a regular basis.

ACCESSIBILITY TASK FORCE:
To help our community respond to abuse by teaching people that domestic and sexual violence hurts people with disabilities and Deaf people.

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUGS:
To provide regular training and dialogue with providers in the addictions field and to develop domestic and sexual violence modules for chemical dependency groups.

CHILDREN & YOUTH:
To provide resources and training for parents, service providers, schools and law enforcement agencies that work with children and youth who have experienced domestic violence
or sexual abuse in their families.

DIVERSITY TASK FORCE:
To make the Coalition more representative and service providers more culturally competent. Includes newly formed Anti-Trafficking Committee which meets quarterly.

ELDER ABUSE:
To increase awareness about domestic and sexual abuse of older individuals and to develop resources for this community.

HEALTH ISSUES:
To develop and/or implement procedures for identifying and responding to victims of domestic and sexual violence in the healthcare community and to provide education and resource materials to enhance that process.

INTER FAITH TASK FORCE:
To continue outreach to clergy and lay religious leaders, as well as to develop spiritual resources for those affected by domestic and sexual violence.

JUSTICE & LEGAL/LEGISLATIVE:
To continue improvement in the justice system's response to domestic and sexual violence, including more consistency across jurisdictions (e.g. city/town/village).

LESBIAN/GAY/BISEXUAL/TRANSGENDER/ QUEER (LGBTQ) DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE COMMITTEE:
To increase awareness about relationship and sexual violence in the LGBTQ community and to develop resources for this community.

STEERING COMMITTEE:
To oversee Coalition activities (composed of the Chairs of all Coalition Committees).

Click HERE to learn more about Coalition Committees or to become a Committee member.
 

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