Consumer Advocacy Toolkit

9/12/2022 by Sara Wee, CSAJ Director of Research & Programs

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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  1. Survivor Centered Economic Advocacy: A “cheat sheet” on putting the principles of survivor centered economic advocacy into practice. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
  2. Advocacy for Credit Reporting & Repair: A “cheat sheet” to CSAJ's Guidebook Chapter 2 on credit reporting and repair. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
  3. Debt Advocacy:  A “cheat sheet” for our Guidebook Chapter 4 and other advocacy resources on debt. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
  4. Navigating Consumer Systems: A deeper dive with tips on navigating debt collectors, credit agencies, financial institutions. [FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVOCATES & ATTORNEYS]
  5. 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]
  6. 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.

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