Public Policy Advocacy and Public Awareness
LUPE provides consultation, resources, and opportunities for peer-to-peer expertise exchange to advance policy issues that affect people who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and human trafficking. Important policy issues that LUPE promotes includes propagating culturally specific services, providing trauma informed sexual assault and domestic violence services, enhancing services and education for children and youth, increasing housing protections, improving responses to battered immigrants, and protection and assistance for trafficking.
LUPE promotes the delivery of increased access to resources, capacity building, and meaningful collaborations to culturally specific, community-based organizations working to prevent violence, serving survivors of violence, and intervening with people who use violence. Click here to read and download LUPE’s most recent article on this issue, Moving from the Mainstream to the Margins: Lessons in Culture and Power in the Journal of Family Violence.
LUPE leaders are currently developing a public awareness campaign to promote violence free living. Check back soon for more details.
Vera Institute of Justice’s National Resource Center (NRC)
The NRC provides dedicated training and technical assistance that expands the field’s capacity to provide culturally and linguistically specific, trauma-informed, and accessible victim services that successfully identify, reach, and meet the needs of underserved victims in eight areas: children, persons with disabilities, older adults, historically marginalized communities, men of color, individuals with Limited English proficiency; formerly incarcerated individuals; and LGBTQ individuals.
As a partner to the NRC, LUPE provides training and technical assistance to promote culturally responsive, trauma informed services; build the capacity of the crime victims field to assess their own readiness to serve a diverse constituency and improve current approaches to recruit, hire, develop, and sustain a diverse staff; and develop resources to help organizations build and sustaining meaningful collaborations.
Futures Without Violence
LUPE serves as a partner on Futures Without Violence’s Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare, helping to develop culturally appropriate resources, provide training and technical assistance, and to implement a Research and Capacity Building Project to strengthen the evidence foundation for culturally appropriate, collaborative responses to families experiencing domestic violence who are involved in the child welfare system.
LUPE provides support to the Futures Without Violence’s Promising Futures Capacity Building Center, Expanding Services to Children, Youth, and Abused Parents initiative designed to build organizational structures and services that prioritize child well-being, healing, resilience, and breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence within the context of the parent-child relationship. LUPE helps to enhance culturally appropriate training, technical assistance, policy and product development.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health
Funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, LUPE partners with the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health to enhance the responses to, and services for, Latino victims of domestic violence and sexual assault work in selected pilot sites around the country. Through this partnership, LUPE will conduct training and technical assistance to promote trauma informed, culturally responsive services.