System Advocacy

System advocacy is an activity intended to effect policy and/or procedural change in order to improve institutional response to sexual assault and/or domestic violence.

Examples of system advocacy can include:

  • Providing input on a Domestic Violence Task Force Team.
  • Providing input on a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).
  • Providing input upon request from legislators and staff on how particular legislation may impact Tribes. It is important to continuously educate lawmakers on what laws, codes, and policies may impact Native American survivors.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483)

Contact Us

2861 Ashmun St., Suite 4
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 253-9775 

 Fax (906) 253-9757

rcarr@utfav.org 

This project was funded by Grant No. 2017-IW-AX-0003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program, exhibition are that of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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