OCADVSA

We are a resource for service providers and advocates throughout Oklahoma and Indian Country who work to prevent and eliminate domestic, sexual, and systemic violence. We provide education, shed light on issues that affect all victims, and advocate for legislation that will better support victims. Together we work towards an abuse-free future for our state, our country, and our world. 

Training

We provide training opportunities for victim service advocates and allies on a multitude of topics.

Technical Assistance

We provide technical assistance on the local, state, and national level. Direct service providers reach out to us for knowledge on how to strengthen their sustainability, streamline operations, or gain new skills. We offer assistance on an array of subjects, including:

  • Organizational capacity
  • Policies (organizational, state, and federal)
  • Resource sharing
  • Agency connections

Public Policy

OCADVSA advocates to improve public policy and systems response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in Oklahoma and Indian Country. We contract with a lobbyist, Tonya Lee, who ensures legislation conforms to the needs to victims and victim service providers throughout the state. One of our highest priorities is that all victims and service agencies are fully represented in the legislation for which we advocate. We are the voice of the survivors, the member programs, and all allies that aid in the enhancement of lives and safety of victims in Oklahoma and Indian Country.

If you’re interested in following bills as they work through the legislature, visit the LegiScan link below. If you wish to express your support or opposition for a policy to your elected officials, you can find out who your legislators are and their contact info using the Common Cause link below.

Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional (CDSVRP) Certification

OCADVSA offers training and certification for professional advocates for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The training focuses on evidence-based practices to aid in improving victim services and ultimately eliminating domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

To learn more about CDSVRP certification, to register, or renew your certification, visit the link below.

Educational Resources

We provide educational resources to direct service providers, advocates, law enforcement, mental health professionals, educators, and anyone else who wishes to raise awareness and combat against domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and underserved communitites.