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CSAJ Announces Exciting New Race Equity Work

March 07, 2016

Announcing the Legal Impact for Racial and Economic Equity of Survivors Project

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking national technical assistance project, thanks to funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice. The Legal Impact for Racial & Economic Equity of Survivors Project (REEP) seeks to remedy the systemic inequalities facing survivors of color that currently impair their access to economic security and safety.

In partnership with diverse anti-poverty, race equity, and violence against women practitioners, REEP will shift the current violence against women paradigm by employing impact strategies that engage communities in identifying inequalities and by employing impact legal and policy strategies that facilitate access to economic opportunity for survivors of color. Project partners include: Women of Color Network, Inc., Southwest Center for Law and Policy, Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Casa de Esperanza, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, Legal Momentum, Lisalyn Jacobs, Bill Kennedy of Race Equity Project, Kirwan Institute, Camille Holmes, Race Equity Consultant, and the Texas Council on Family Violence, among others.

REEP will provide training and technical assistance to community-based advocates, civil legal attorneys, program leaders, and other OVW grantees (and potential grantees) for Culturally Specific Services (CLSSP), Outreach and Services to Underserved Populations (Underserved Program), State and Tribal Coalitions, STOP, and LAV grantees.

CSAJ and our coalition of partners will engage in this work in several exciting ways:

Given its intersectional approach, both across identities and across social justice movements, REEP holds transformative potential. Please contact us to get involved or learn more.