Give Me Some Credit: A Learning Exchange & Advocacy Resource Kit

7/20/2023 by Katie VonDeLinde, MSW LCSW

A credit advocacy resource kit for non-lawyer legal advocates, attorneys and entire programs or organizations.

On July 20th, 2023, CSAJ hosted a Learning Exchange to equip non-lawyer legal advocates with practical tools and skills needed to support survivors in credit repair and advocacy. We will explore how to screen, plan, and support survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) as they navigate the credit reporting system. Building a foundational understanding of Credit Report basics will help us dive deeper into understanding economic abuse’s impact on credit and review potential interventions and how to approach them in a trauma sensitive way. This exchange will cover how to develop and prepare a safety plan in anticipation of pulling a credit report. Attendees will also practice and develop the skills to co-create a Credit Action Plan. 

Scroll for links to a recording of the Learning Exchange, to download slides, and for worksheets, quick guides, and other materials to support your credit advocacy with survivors

This project is supported all or in part by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02248-MUMU 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.

Give Me Some Credit: Video