In addition to training opportunities, IowaCASA offers different kinds of community programming for victim service advocates to help them grow, learn, and excel in their positions.
Click here to find out about Action Network for Diversity Inclusion (ANDI)
Click here to find out about Legal Clinics.
Click here to find out about the Parents for Prevention program.
Action Network for Diversity Inclusion
Action Network for Diversity Inclusion (ANDI) provides a self-created space for advocates of color to come together and participate in fruitful discussion, peer support, resource-sharing, and strategies, in continuing the fight against sexual assault and domestic violence. This program addresses systemic issues of oppression in our society while sustaining advocates of color in anti-violence work.
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ANDI meets monthly, dates TBA. For additional information and to be added to the ANDI email listserv, contact Nicole Stepleton Hardin at email@example.com.
ANDI is lead by a committee of advocates: Maria Alonzo, Shantelle Melton, and Elodia Navarro.
Parents for Prevention
Parents for Prevention is a program developed by IowaCASA in 2017. It includes age-specific resources, from infancy to college, to help parents and caregivers prevent sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. All of the resources included in our Parents for Prevention program reflect what research and practice indicate is most likely to protect against sexual violence. To find out more about this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our current grant allows us to provide Legal Clinics around the state. Each region will have the opportunity to host two legal clinics per year. The goal of legal clinics is to give survivors better access to our legal staff near their homes. Survivors attending the clinic fit the client criteria for the grant. During the legal clinic, staff will screen and conduct intakes with survivors. Staff may explore legal remedies and provide referrals.
To access our legal referral form, click here.
If you have questions regarding legal clinics, or would like to host one in your region, contact IowaCASA's legal team by emailing email@example.com.