This workshop will provide key concepts and best practices on engaging communities in policy change and leveraging the lived experience of victims/survivors. Sophie Hansen and Caitlin LeMay will share examples and make connections of how policy advocacy is necessary for supporting survivors. Utilizing discussions and group activities, the facilitators will guide discussions related to centering the voices of survivors in the policymaking process without exploiting their time and story. Considerations will be shared around cultural competency in engaging survivor communities in policymaking.
If you have any questions or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact MOVA at MOVA@mass.gov.