Federal grant boosts violence prevention advocacy

close up of section of woman's faceThe Campus Advocacy Network was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women to participate in the national Advocacy Learning Center.

For the 18-month course, Andie Celerio, assistant director, and Athanasia Papaioannou, assistant director of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, will participate in three events, plus distance learning activities.

The course, offered in partnership by Praxis International and Manavi, is designed to strengthen how advocacy programs engage with survivors, address institutional responses to violence against women, and involve the community in ending violence.

The Campus Advocacy Network provides comprehensive, confidential services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking and hate crimes. The office services UIC students, staff and faculty.

For more information, call 413-8206.