The Coalition produces a three-day conference that is held every summer. This conference allows advocates, executive directors, and community partners throughout the state to learn, network and develop new tools to take back to their workplaces. It is also a tool that management can take advantage of for staff development.
Local domestic and sexual violence programs can participate in group/regional trainings and request individual technical assistance on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to, organizational development, program planning and management, information systems, social media/external communication management, anti-oppression, prevention and state/ federal compliance issues.
Community education increases the community's awareness of the issue and how to address it effectively. Community education provides information to agencies or organizations about domestic and sexual violence, as well as resources and referral information for the purpose of working with someone who is experiencing violence.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our ability to lobby or support any political candidate is restricted. However, we are committed to providing expertise and appropriate testimony for legislation that benefits the best interests of domestic violence/sexual assault survivors and advocates.
The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence and the Oregon Departments of Human Services
are currently evaluating several software programs as potential candidates for the comprehensive electronic management of DV/SA client service data across the state. Our goal is to have this new system fully operational by Fall 2014.
Through participation in commissions, projects, task forces, committees, and collaborative efforts, the Coalition is able to impact systemic responses to victims and their communities positively. Systems advocacy also offers networking with community partners and agencies, and supports domestic violence and sexual assault services providers across the state.