Advocacy

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At The Connecticut Women’s Consortium our advocacy work involves community relations, policy advocacy, and initiative development. Connecting through our Community Film Series and an annual International Women’s Day event, we provide education on behavioral health topics and capture the interests and concerns of our community. We are active members on statewide committees and workgroups focused on behavioral health, women and children, addiction and recovery, and criminal justice reentry and reform. Further, we partner with state departments, nurture relationships with champions in the state legislature, and submit testimony about issues at public hearings to promote evidence-based and best-practices in the behavioral health field. Combined with research, the results of these partnerships inform development of new trainings and initiatives.