After the Crisis: A Conversation with Survivors – Alliance – 2015
VOICES is a committee of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who volunteer their time to celebrate their strength and survival. This group of individuals use their collective voice to help others through advocacy, education, and empowerment. VOICES members support each other as well as those experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. Members of this committee offer a unique perspective in regards to established programming and help identify gaps in services.
VOICES Committee members experience growth and empowerment as they carry out projects that aid and support others who are going through what they went through. VOICES members offer a unique experience as a group of people who were once completely isolated, to connect and form a bond through a shared experience with a common goal of helping others find hope and healing. The committee provides an opportunity for survivors to find and use their VOICE to help others rediscover theirs.
Voices Toolkit – Alliance
Created by the Alliance, this toolkit is designed to assist Family Justice Centers with starting, implementing, and sustaining a VOICES Committee. This document contains procedures, sample forms, and questions that may be used to facilitate the process.