Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. We work with local, statewide, and national reform initiatives to bridge the gap between what people need and what institutions provide. Since 1996, we have worked with advocacy organizations, intervention agencies, and inter-agency collaborations to create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities.
Advocacy Learning Center
Application for new class is now open!
We are accepting applications for the 10th class of the Advocacy Learning Center! Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 17, 2014 and Class J begins May 2014! How to apply
In August, Class "I" embarked on an 18-month, interactive and transformative journey with the 372 advocates and 141 advocacy groups across the country that have completed or started the course since 2009. See who
Three other classes (G, H and I) are also currently in progress.
What advocates are saying:
"This has changed us so dramatically in every discussion, everything we have done and now will be doing."
"Life-changing...definitely gives a new way to examine systems and the way in which we do advocacy."
"The ALC combines key concepts critical to victim services and systems advocacy that are not available anywhere else."
"I wish I could re-do my last five years of advocacy.”
Blueprint for Safety
The Blueprint for Safety is a prototype that can be used by any community hoping to link its criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model. Read more
Download for free or purchase a printed copy of the Blueprint for Safety: An Interagency Response to Domestic Violence Crimes.
Please contact Denise Eng, Praxis International: 651-699-8000, ext. 21 or email@example.com if you have questions.
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Planning and Conducting a Best-Practice Assessment of Community Response to Domestic Violence
Two new Best Practice Assessment Tools are available for communities who want to use the lessons learned from CCR efforts and Safety Audits to examine their system's response to battering. The assessment tools will help you analyze your community's response. Read more
The Story of Rachel
The Story of Rachel is now available with open captioning. This dramatic 4-minute training tool depicts the events set in motion by one battered woman' s call to 911: from the criminal court case, to the child protection investigation, to a protection-order petition, to a visitation center visit, to her ultimate eviction. It is a powerful illustration of the complex relationship between battered women and the systems they turn to for help. Order a copy