GCADV advocates for improvements in those systems which respond to domestic violence victims and offenders. GCADV does this by engaging in legislative and public policy advocacy within the Georgia General Assembly, with domestic violence services funders, and with other policy-making bodies to ensure that the interests and rights of domestic violence survivors are protected and upheld. GCADV also works extensively with its member programs to engage them in legislative and public policy advocacy on issues that affect domestic violence survivors and their children.
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Federal-level public policy work
Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
- Contact U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (202-224-3521) and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (202-224-3643) and urge them to support Senate Bill 47 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!
- Find your members of Congress HERE
State-level public policy work
- House Bill 711 has been signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal after passing the House and Senate! This bill provides for confidential communications between advocates at Georgia’s domestic violence and sexual assault centers and the victims they serve and eliminates the spousal privilege in domestic violence criminal cases. Click HERE for photos from the signing ceremony with the Governor.
- Click HERE to access our Legislative Reports for the latest news on what’s going on at the Georgia State Capitol.
- Find your state legislators HERE. ***updated for 2013 legislative session***
- For statistics on services provided by Georgia’s state-certified domestic violence and sexual assault programs in 2011, click HERE.
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