BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — More than 50 survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence, victims’ loved ones, allies, and representatives of victim advocacy organizations gathered in Baton Rouge for the first Louisiana Survivors of Violence Lobby Day.
Constituents met in the State Library to receive advocacy training and heard from community organizations. The group spoke with elected officials about the needs and challenges facing survivors in Louisiana.
The goal of Survivors of Violence Lobby Day was to connect with lawmakers about ways to invest in crime prevention strategies, resources for directly impacted communities, and how to make Louisiana’s Capitol a more trauma-informed and welcoming place to share their stories.
Participating organizations included:
- Promise of Justice Initiative
- Louisiana Survivors for Reform
- LA Repeal
- Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- New Orleans Family Justice Center
- Families Overcoming Injustice
- Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault
- Silence is Violence
- Louisiana Victim Outreach
- Moms Demand Action
- Crime Survivors of NOLA
- East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition