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The mission of NDCAWS/CASAND is to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention, and prevention of domestic and sexual violence.
Prepare the organization NDCAWS/CASAND for changing needs in society.
Strengthen the NDCAWS/CASAND coalition, strengthen support for local programs and agencies that provide direct service, and energize program leaders through systematic professional development.
Raise state-wide and region-wide awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault by promoting the NDCAWS/CASAND statement of values to the community and region.
Advocate, sponsor and create appropriate legislation.
Identify and address gaps in service.
Improve the stability of member programs and for NDCAWS/CASAND through the development of financial opportunity.
NDCAWS/CASAND will be a source of information and training, across the state and region, on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Improve the communication between NDCAWS/CASAND and member programs through the development of communication guidelines.
Raise statewide visibility of the Council on Abused Women's Services/Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Monitor and evaluate the status of goals in the five year strategic plan.
Educating stakeholders, by unifying programs and leadership, and creating public policy
Challenging ideas and attitudes that perpetuate violence
Promoting safety, peace, and respect for all people
Building a legacy of healthy communicates with an emphasis on people
Uniting stakeholders in purposeful action by promoting the recognition of domestic violence and sexual assault as an important societal priority
Demonstrating that all people have a stake in the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault
Call your local domestic violence or sexual assault program to learn about their volunteer needs
Raise awareness in your own profession, organization, family and friendship circles
Donate time, money, other resources, special skills
Become involved in political/social action which promotes victim rights and offender accountability
Be there for a friend who may be a victim or perpetrator; learn how to intervene or refer effectively to helping networks
Be a vocal proponent of services for victims in your community.
Teach respect and non-violence to the young people in your life - especially by being a good role model of those values.