In an effort to meet the needs of The Network’s membership, an advocacy agenda is created by its members every year. The Network’s members participate in differing committees to reach the agenda goals set out by the full membership. During Fiscal Year 2014, The Network has three areas of focus-Legal Issues, Innovative & Collar and Community Engagement.

The goals identified for this year’s Advocacy Agenda are:

Legal Issues
Engaging in the development and implementation of the new Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County Court System.

Innovative & Collaborative Programming
Researching models for developing stronger collaborative projects amongst our local domestic violence service sector.

Community Engagement
Researching models for developing community engagement and capacity building.