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.
PRAXIS IS HIRINGPraxis is seeking a Program Associate for the Advocacy Learning Center. To see the position description and hiring details, go to the Job Openings page.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AD DECEMBER 10, 2015,
TAKING A STAND AGAINST RECENT REMARKS AND EVENTS OF US VIOLENCE AND HATRED
Is this America?
We grieve the many lives that have been lost or painfully transformed in recent weeks through extreme acts of violence. And we are appalled by the surge of divisive rhetoric that sows the seeds of more violence to come. A dangerous tide of hatred, violence, and suspicion is rising in America -- whether aimed at Arab and Muslim Americans, women and the places we seek health care, Black people, immigrants and refugees, or people just going about their daily lives. This tide is made more dangerous by easy access to guns.
When has hate ever led to progress? Is this really what we want America to be?
We Are Better Than This.
We call upon our politicians, leaders and the media to stop the spread of hate and division. And we pledge to stand with any community that is targeted by hateful rhetoric and violence. This campaign is supported by the undersigned, and others listed at www.wearebetterthanthis.com. Please sign on to pledge your support.
To see the full ad including the pledge, and the list to co-signorsPlease be a part of the solution,
Advocacy Learning CenterApplication for Class N is now closed. To read about how to apply to future classes, read [more]
Thus far, more than 500 advocates and 200 advocacy groups across the country have completed or
started the course since 2009. See who (Classes A - M)
What advocates are saying:
"Brilliant. Inspiring. I can
see how this course has a huge, long-lasting value, and is so
incredibly important to our movement."
"I am a stronger advocate just in the short time I have been involved."
"It will be a very, very long time before I have an experience like this again."
"We are forever changed."
What advocates say about the
Advocacy Learning Center – a project of Praxis International and Manavi in
partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women
Institutional Analysis/Community Assessment Praxis offers methods for institutional analysis and systems change work rooted in the field of sociology called institutional ethnography.
Our tools provide ways for activists and representatives from
institutions that process “cases” to move toward approaches that alter
the ongoing case processing routines that ultimately shape case
outcomes. Read more
Please contact Maren Woods, Program Manager, 651-699-8000 x 10 or email email@example.com, if you have questions.
Institutional Analysis in the news:
Missoula starts sexual assault response safety, accountability audit
Missoula officials look for gaps in rape
investigationsMissoula officials announce accountability audit for
sexual assault investigationshttp://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-officials-announce-accountability-audit-for-sexual-assault-investigations/article_e7ab85ce-e615-11e3-b0ae-0019bb2963f4.html
Planning and Conducting a Best-Practice Assessment of Community Response to Domestic Violence
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