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Inaugural Economic Justice Summit

Dollars, Sense, and Safety

NNEDV hosted its inaugural Economic Justice Summit from March 7-9, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan. As part of our ongoing work to highlight and address the intersection of domestic violence and economic security, this national three-day Summit brought together advocates, state domestic violence coalitions, and national experts to discuss and share strategies to improve economic security for survivors of domestic violence.

The Summit provided a space to share concrete and innovative tools; to identify emerging issues, challenges, and national and local policy solutions; and to explore and strengthen partnerships. Learn more about speakers and view the event program.

The Summit included three tracks:

  • Practice: Practical examples and promising programs ‘doing the work’; topics included: Coerced Debt, Survivor Emergency and Resilience Funds, Victim-Defined Advocacy, and an Overview of The Moving Ahead Curriculum.
  • Policy: Legal and regulatory strategies to create change and improve services to all survivors such as: Litigation, Reparations & Entrepreneurship, Financial Abuse & Taxes, EITC/VITA, and Immigrant Access.
  • Partnerships: Programs built with local community collaborations, including: Community Colleges, Recovery Loan Programs, Community Services, and Criminal Justice.

Highlights from the Summit