PUBLIC POLICY & LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

PROMOTE JUSTICE. PROTECT RIGHTS. PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) monitors and provides input, guidance and leadership in policy and legislative matters affecting victims of domestic violence and their children throughout New York State. NYSCADV educates, trains and advises members and other advocates on legislative and policy changes and processes, and encourages our members to communicate with their legislators. NYSCADV also provides input to various agency policies related to survivors and domestic violence programs, as well as participates on committees and work groups that address a variety of social justice issues.

We are informed by our Legislative Committee, membership, survivors, statewide stakeholders and community professionals. The Legislative Committee is a key conduit of information and input between member programs, allies, related experts and the NYSCADV Policy Program. The Legislative Committee provides vision and guidance, as well as time and talent toward the implementation of NYSCADV’s legislative agenda and strategy.

NYSCADV hosts two public policy advocacy days each year designed to bring together the domestic violence services community to advocate for funding and policy initiatives to better New York's response to domestic violence: Budget Advocacy Day and Legislative Advocacy Day. For more information on each, click the respective link.