Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Case Staffing: The Role of the Victim Advocate at CSOs

More and more advocates are finding themselves in the position of serving as spokesperson on behalf of survivors in "case staffings" or similar meetings. Increasingly, small groups convene to discuss how to "treat," "serve," "help" or "sanction" survivors. As advocates are under increasing pressures to participate in these groups, this article outlines the larger advocacy and confidentiality issues at stake.

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