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U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Selects Advocates of Ozaukee for National Advocacy Learning Center

Advocates of Ozaukee has been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the national Advocacy Learning Center. The team includes Barbara Fischer, Executive Director; Kristen Nicholson, Associate Director; and Emily Fleissner, Client Advocacy Coordinator.

The Advocacy Learning Center (ALC) is offered by Praxis International and Manavi in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women. The 18-month course is designed to strengthen how advocacy programs engage with survivors, address institutional responses to violence against women, and involve the community in ending violence. Team members travel to three in-person events and participate in numerous distance learning activities.

Advocates of Ozaukee was selected as one of only 15 programs in the new class. They join 236 programs and 627 advocates who have participated in the ALC.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime and one in three women will be a victim of domestic violence. The programs participating in the ALC are working to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, prostitution, and human trafficking. Advocates of Ozaukee’s work includes intervention, support, counseling and advocacy for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

Everyone in the community has a role to play in ending violence against women. For more information about how you can help, contact Advocates of Ozaukee at 262-284-3577