Over 50 survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence, victims’ loved ones, allies, and representatives of victim advocacy organizations from across the state gathered in Baton Rouge for Louisiana Survivors of Violence Lobby Day.
Constituents came together in the State Library to receive advocacy training, hear about the work of community organizations, and build fellowship with one another. The group held space in the rotunda in the afternoon to speak with their elected officials about the challenges facing survivors in Louisiana as well as their needs that are often forgotten.
Survivors of Violence Lobby Day participants seek to connect with lawmakers about ways to invest in crime prevention strategies, resources for directly impacted communities, and how to make Louisiana’s Capitol a more trauma-informed and welcoming place to share their stories.
Participating organizations include:
- The Promise of Justice Initiative
- Louisiana Survivors for Reform
- LA Repeal
- Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- New Orleans Family Justice Center
- Families Overcoming Injustice
- Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
- Silence is Violence
- Louisiana Victim Outreach
- Moms Demand Action
- CHANGE, Crime Survivors NOLA
- East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition