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The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) is a non-profit, feminist organization that was founded in 1978. The Coalition is composed of programs from across the state of Oregon that serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Coalition's undertaking has been to provide technical assistance, training, and public education to local crisis centers and communities; engage in systems advocacy; and support multi-disciplinary efforts to develop agency protocols. These activities promote the recognition of sexual assault and domestic violence, enhance systemic responses to victims and their families, and support innovative approaches to ending domestic and sexual violence.
We at the Coalition view the commitment to social change as necessary to end violence against women and children, as well as to end oppression of all people. The Coalition promotes the belief that all women have the inherent right to make their own decisions concerning lifestyles, sexuality, sexual orientation, education, employment, reproductive matters, and spirituality. We are committed to supporting and involving underserved communities as well as upholding standards for anti-racism work.
Mission Statement: The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence promotes equity and social change in order to end violence for all communities. We seek to transform society by engaging diverse voices, supporting the self-determination of survivors and providing leadership for advocacy efforts.
Collective action grows from increased awareness; as we continue our path in this new millennium, the Coalition will continue our commitment to keeping women and children safe from violence.