Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Phone: 1-907-586-3650
Types of Services Offered: Domestic Violence Services, Information & Referral, Sexual Assault Services, Education & Training
Category: Non-Profit

Our Vision
The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault promotes and sustains a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change.

Our Mission
To be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.

Our Beliefs
We believe…
… interpersonal violence is the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others.
… societal oppression is the abuse of power, which systematically creates conditions that condone violent acts.
… that every human being has the right to be safe and free from violence.
… that the elimination of interpersonal and societal violence is most effectively advanced through networking and coalition building at the local, state, and national levels.
… societal change is achieved through community involvement and prevention efforts.
… that community engagement is intrinsic to the creation of a safe and just society.
… in individual self-determination, empowerment through support and education, and the right of all persons to live without fear of interpersonal violence regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, level of ability, religion or sexual orientation.

Our History
In 1977, there were five programs in the state, located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, and Nome, providing limited services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. These programs existed due to the courage and conviction of the many people who volunteered their time to establish and answer crisis hotlines, offer their homes as emergency shelters, and advocate for victims’ rights. However, the programs were not coordinated, little funding existed, and the issues of domestic and sexual violence weren’t well understood or addressed.

In 1980, the five existing programs established ANDVSA as a statewide network composed of the non-profit, community-based programs working cooperatively and noncompetitively to secure funding, share information and expertise, and expand and improve services offered to survivors.

ANDVSA has grown into a strong statewide coalition providing legislative advocacy, legal services for survivors, and resources, services and connection between Alaska’s domestic and sexual violence programs.

**Updated as of 8/27/2020**

ANDVSA works to support domestic violence and sexual assault programs in Alaska through legal advocacy, pro bono attorney services, legislative and legal advocacy, and resources and statewide coordination for victim advocacy and violence prevention programming.

Supporting legal advocates and direct legal services
Preventing Violence and Promoting Respect in Alaska
Advocacy  works to enhance the capacity of domestic violence and sexual assault programs to provide accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma informed services for survivors.
Policy by way of Giving Survivors a Voice at the State Legislature, State Budget Priorities, Federal Policy

Visit our COVID-19 Resources page for more information about how service providers can respond to COVID-19 in their communities.

**Updated as of 8/27/2020**



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