Consumer Advocacy Toolkit
A series of worksheets that are quick guides to key consumer advocacy practices - for individual advocates and attorneys and entire programs or organizations:
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- Survivor Centered Economic Advocacy: A “cheat sheet” on putting the principles of survivor centered economic advocacy into practice. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
- Advocacy for Credit Reporting & Repair: A “cheat sheet” to CSAJ's Guidebook Chapter 2 on credit reporting and repair. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
- Debt Advocacy: A “cheat sheet” for our Guidebook Chapter 4 and other advocacy resources on debt. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
- Navigating Consumer Systems: A deeper dive with tips on navigating debt collectors, credit agencies, financial institutions. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
- Partnerships to Support Individual Advocacy & Systems Change: A SAMPLE from programs New York City for brainstorming partners and resources to meet identified consumer needs. [FOR TEAMS/ORGS]
- Assessing Needs & Tracking Economic Barriers and Outcomes: A toolkit within a toolkit. This tool offers quick resources and tips to assess and track survivors economic needs. [FOR TEAMS/ORGS]
This project is supported all or in part by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K065 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in the publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
- 1. Consumer Advocacy Toolkit: Survivor Centered Economic Advocacy
- 2. Consumer Advocacy Toolkit: Credit Report Advocacy
- 3. Consumer Advocacy Toolkit: Debt Advocacy
- 4. Consumer Advocacy Toolkit: Navigating Consumer Systems
- 5. Consumer Advocacy Toolkit: Partnership Building
- 6. Consumer Advocacy Toolkit: Assessing and Tracking Economic Barriers
- Sara Wee
- CSAJ Director of Research & Programs
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If you need additional support with your individual or organization’s work to address debt facing survivors, contact us. We can provide additional training, resources, and technical assistance.