Systems Advocacy

AzCADV advocates for systemic change to increase safety for victims of domestic violence and their children.  We believe in offender accountability and work on big picture issues impacting domestic violence victims/survivors and direct service providers.

 Activities of the Systems Advocacy Department:

  • Monitor policies, procedures and practices
  • Advocating for systems level changes
  • Educate lawmakers on needed statutory changes and domestic violence
  • Working with the criminal justice system, human services, and other community partners to enhance system responses to domestic violence

Legislative Action:
We track a number of bills relating to domestic violence victims and survivors increasing batterer accountability, and funding for domestic violence programs and services. The legislative session starts the second Monday in January and goes for about 100 days.

HB 2383 (domestic violence; arrest; predominant aggressor) Factsheet
SB 1072 (parenting time; relocation of child) Factsheet
CPS FY ’14 Funding Request Factsheet
2013 Legislative Priorities

We send out weekly Legislative Updates every Monday during the legislative session.  If you are interested in receiving these updates, please sign-up to receive Legislative Updates and Action Alerts via email.

Be the Change Training:
We hold legislative advocacy trainings at request.  If you are interestd in learning more about legislative advocacy and would like us to come train your group, you can request a training by emailing the coalition at:

Additional Legislative Action Documents and Reports:

Special Reports –

2013 Gun Violence and Domestic Violence Report

New Bills Passed -