GCADV’s community engagement work mobilizes communities across Georgia in advancing the organization’s mission to collaborate, advocate, educate, and empower on behalf of domestic violence victims and their families.
The organization builds collaborative relationships with stakeholders and communities to create social change and raise awareness in order to achieve safer communities free from domestic violence.
This initiative includes:
- Connecting and building relationships between mainstream and community-based programs
- Engaging and mobilizing communities at large in public policy advocacy
- Working with grassroots community-based programs serving specific populations to enhance and expand their reach and service capacity
- Working with communities to develop intervention and prevention solutions that address the root causes of domestic violence in their communities and empowering them to be advocates for community accountability.
In doing this work, GCADV recognizes and values the importance of its organizational accountability to underserved and marginalized populations and communities of color.
NCADV 2018 Panel Discussion: Support, Empowerment, and Healing: Black Women and Domestic Violence.
Shenna Morris, Director of Policy and Community Engagement explaining the origins of this work and how the organizations internal Undoing Racism work has been a key component in guiding the organizations mission and supporting its members on behalf of all survivors.