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What is a Coalition?

Fifty-six states and territories have coalitions to address the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence. Of these, 23 have dual coalitions, addressing both domestic and sexual violence; in the other 33 states and territories, there are two single issue coalitions.

Coalitions connect local, state, and national work.  Coalitions provide a critical bridge between the work of local advocates providing direct services, statewide policy makers, and federal responses to violence against women.  Through statewide memberships and regular convening of meetings with member programs, coalitions are able to relay the challenges and successes of local work to the national level, and convey best practices emerging at the national level to local member programs. 

Reviewed: March 21st, 2017