WHAT WE DO
Since 1987, the WCADVSA has served as the leading voice on sexual and domestic violence in Wyoming. The WCADVSA’s professional staff brings a range of backgrounds and experiences to the Coalition. Many staff have prior experiences providing direct services, developing primary prevention initiatives, representing victims, training medical and criminal justice professionals, developing curricula, and influencing public policy. All these experiences add depth to the expert advice provided to the many advocates and professionals who call the WCADVSA for assistance with complex issues.
Every state, the District of Columbia, and five of the U.S. territories have a coalition similar to ours. “Coalitions have played a unique role in our nation’s response to domestic violence (and sexual assault.) Our history is rooted in the battered women’s movement and the values that define this movement, including working toward social justice, self-determination, and ending the oppression of women. These core values have informed the principles, structures and functions of all the state and territory coalitions.”
The work of the WCADVSA centers around social justice and grassroots efforts, the analysis of the oppression of women and other disenfranchised groups, the values of peer support and policy change, and in expanding leadership roles. We focus on system change and reform, we engage in anti-oppression work, and we work to improve laws at the state and national levels.
At the beginning and end of every day, we are accountable to the domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Wyoming and the victims they serve.
 Essential Criteria; Defining State Domestic Violence Coalition. NNEDV 2007
The goal of our work is to amplify the voices of survivors. No matter what the topic, our efforts support:
What survivors need to overcome abuse,
What systems (e.g. police, legal, medical, etc.) need to support survivors, and
What communities need to move beyond simply raising awareness to ending violence before it occurs.
The WCADVSA provides "advocacy support" — quite simply, the training, technical assistance, and other resources that support the work of our member programs and partners in ending violence.
Contact us to learn more about our resources and services.