Legislation and
public policy

Our Public Policy Advocacy

UDVC’s advocacy role is to work with service providers, people impacted by domestic violence, and other Coalition members and stakeholders to develop and implement a statewide public policy strategy that: 

  • Advances safety and stability for those who experience domestic violence
  • Improves treatment and accountability systems for those who cause harm
  • Promotes the prevention of intimate partner violence before it happens

2024 UDVC Legislative Priorities

Public Policy Committee

UDVC’s membership-based Public Policy Committee is charged with advocating for the needs of domestic violence survivors and service providers, one of the four essential areas of the coalition’s mission to end domestic violence in Utah through advocacy, education, collaboration, and leadership. The Committee guides UDVC’s advocacy for public policy-making that enhances victim/survivor safety and empowerment, strengthens accountability, promotes prevention efforts, and ensures the prompt availability and accessibility of services for victims of domestic violence across the state of Utah. The Public Policy Committee also supports UDVC and domestic violence service providers’ advocacy for state and federal appropriations to ensure that services that are delivered appropriately, in line with best practices on trauma-informed care, and in a manner that preserves human dignity and overcomes cultural, linguistic, and economic barriers to the receipt of such services.

Public Policy Members

Committee membership is open to all UDVC Members but must be proportionately representative of the primary purpose domestic violence service providers, as licensed by the Utah Department of Health and Human Services. Other stakeholders who support UDVC’s mission and purpose may also be approved to join the Committee through a simple majority vote of Committee Members present. Committee votes are restricted to UDVC Members.

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