ACESDV advocates for systemic change to increase safety for victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their children.
We believe in offender accountability and work on big picture issues impacting sexual and domestic violence victims/survivors and direct service providers.
Activities of the Public Policy Department:
- Monitor policies, procedures and practices
- Advocating for systems level changes
- Educate lawmakers on needed statutory changes and sexual and domestic violence
- Working with the criminal justice system, human services, and other community partners to enhance system responses to sexual and domestic violence
We track a number of bills relating to sexual and domestic violence victims/survivors, increasing batterer accountability, and funding for sexual and domestic violence programs and services. The Arizona Legislative Session starts the second Monday in January every year and goes for approximately 100 days.
We send out weekly Legislative Updates every Monday during the legislative session. If you are interested in receiving these updates, please sign-up to receive Legislative Updates and Action Alerts via email.