As a tribal coalition, CSVANW does not provide emergency or direct services.  If you are in an unsafe situation or need immediate assistance please dial 911.

We strongly believe that actions influence policies. The Coalition is committed to assisting our tribal, local, state and federal leaders and partners to develop and promote legislation and policies that work to improve response, services and support to Native women and children who are impacted by violence. Good laws and policies create better outcomes. One fundamental role played by CSVANW is to advance policies to eliminate violence against Native women and children and advocate for social change. We change public policy and redirect conversations by:

  • Identifying and strengthening the violence against Native women and children movement
  • Supporting adequate funding for victim service advocacy programs, tribal law enforcement and community response
  • Building stronger systems that create improved responses to violence through effective laws and policies

CSVANW provides annual briefings to tribal leaders and decision makers on the status of violence against Native women and children through sharing data and centering the experiences, strengths and needs of survivors of violence. We work to ensure our communities have the data and recommendations for public safety, services and support so that they can make the best-informed decisions for their communities. CSVANW diligently works to create, shape, influence, and enhance policy that impacts survivors, their families, and our communities.

  1. Access 2018 Tribal Leader Brief Here!
  2. Access 2017 Tribal Leader Brief Here!
  3. Access 2016 Tribal Leader Brief Here!
  4. Access 2015 Tribal Leader Brief Here!

Over the last two to three decades, CSVANW founders and New Mexico advocates have been working to increase protections and services to Native survivors of violence. The following is a list of major laws that have been passed that contribute to improved coordination, response and support for Native women and children who have been most affected by violence.

CSVANW Policy Tracker (Local and Federal)