The State Office of the Coalition
facilitates the Coalition's commitment of collaboration with local,
and national agencies whose programs have
the potential to affect individuals who have been victimized or have the
potential to be victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault.
State Office staff work on various state level committees, task forces,
councils and advisory boards as well as reaching out to law enforcement,
social services, medical and judicial systems, the government, and the
private sector to develop and enhance knowledge and understanding of
domestic violence and sexual assault.
The State Office coordinates the
bi-monthly meetings of the Steering Committee, conducts needs
assessments of the service providers, maintains a resource library in
excess of 5,000 pieces, publishes the Coalition newsletter, and
participates with national coalitions and victim organizations. The
Education division honors requests for training, education, and
technical assistance and is instrumental in the planning and
coordination of the State Conference, seminars, and training events. The
State Office coordinates the annual day at the State Capitol, and Sexual
Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities.
We are committed to helping individuals
acquire the information and survival skills necessary to take control
of their lives and the decisions affecting their lives; and will not
encourage anyone to remain in or return to a violent or dangerous
situation. We oppose the use of violence and sexual assault and
support equality in relationships and the concept of helping all
people to assume power over the own lives.
The OCADVSA Resource Library houses a comprehensive collection, including
books, videos, manuals, State and National Coalition Newsletters as well
as local, state and national resource information. The librarian
maintains a current statistical data and fact sheet file. The library is
available to the public at no charge. A copy of the
resource guide can be viewed by clicking on the following link - Book
and Video list -, or you can request a copy of the resource guide by phone, mail, fax, or by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding for
the OCADVSA Resource Library is provided by the Violence Against Women
Act, distributed by the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council, OCADVSA
Membership and generous donations.