Building Partnerships Technical Assistance
The Consumer Rights for Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors Initiative (The Initiative) offers intensive partnership building training and technical assistance to programs that are interested in developing innovative collaborations between domestic violence and consumer lawyers. This project includes:
- A Needs Assessment of domestic violence programs with regard to their capacity and existing partnerships
- Intensive Partnership Building training and technical assistance consisting of webinars, individualized technical assistance, and on-site training opportunities to four pilot collaborations.
- A report on best practices, grounded in the experience of the pilot projects: Building Partnerships for Economic Justice: A Report on CSAJ’s innovative Pilot Projects.
The Initiative’s current phase of work, funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, seeks to increase access to economic justice for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the civil legal justice system. The Initiative builds lawyers’ and advocates’ capacity to provide consumer and economic civil legal advocacy and to engage in systemic advocacy to remove barriers to economic security for survivors.
A major piece of this project is continued work with four Consumer Rights Demonstration Sites who are focused on building partnerships, enhancing capacity, and conducting systems advocacy to meet the consumer and economic civil legal needs of survivors.