YOUR VOICE MATTERS
What is the VOICES Council?
Our objective is to listen to youth survivors, learn from their experiences, and determine how we can better support survivors in the future. We use participant knowledge, experiences, and stories to improve our quality of services, policies, and programming within the organization and the community.
Who can participate?
Voices is for youth ages 11-18 who have experienced abuse including sexual abuse or assault.
How will youth survivors benefit from the VOICES Council?
- Be a VOICE within Arizona communities, gain knowledge of community resources available, and learn how to get involved
- Build a support system that encourages meaningful relationships, connections, and sense of belonging
- Learn advocacy skills
- Training opportunities
- Become an empowered leader
What to expect in the VOICES Council:
- Create an awareness campaign designed for other survivors
- Share knowledge with local law enforcement, Department of Child Safety, medical professionals, and other local partners and advocates
- Trainings’ on Healthy Boundaries, relationships, and more
- Monthly meetings held at the Children’s Advocacy Center or virtually
This project was supported by Subgrant No.2020-WF-AX-005awarded by the state administering office for the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S.Department of Justice’s STOP Formula Grant Program.