ECONOMIC JUSTICE (EJ) WORKGROUP

WHO WE ARE

The Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) is committed to addressing economic justice inequity issues through our NCEDSV Statewide EJ Workgroup. This unique workgroup was formed in 2021 with the force and collaboration of over a dozen statewide and regional agencies that serve some of the most marginalized and least represented Nevadans. These social service heroes hail from housing, children’s advocacy, voting rights, health services, employment, culturally specific services, equity/equality, human trafficking, and domestic and sexual violence.

OUR MISSION

The Economic Justice Workgroup advocates for policies and systems that provide all Nevadans with equitable and plentiful resources and economic opportunities to reduce the risk and prevalence of power-based violence.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Existing in the intersections
    Understanding that different aspects of identity and different systemic factors interact to create strengths and challenges unique to our communities, and only through acknowledging these can change be effective.
  • Uplifting lived-experiences
    Centering the experiences and perspectives of those impacted by violence and systemic inequities and inviting those with lived-experiences to the conversation when engaging with community and decision-makers.
  • Reducing barriers
    Challenging a scarcity/no/fear mindset to consider innovative solutions in improving accessibility.
  • Collaborating with community
    Integrating community feedback into our work and supporting community-led/based movements in their work to prevent resource silos/to prevent violence.
  • Increased community safety
    Creating a community where all are able to live and love safely, recognizing that historically marginalized populations must also experience this wellbeing for a community to achieve true safety.
  • Actively Anti-Racist
    Reviewing our internal biases and assumptions regularly to identify what voices and needs are not represented, and inviting the communities that hold those voices and needs to the table to share in the work.
  • Routine accountability and self-evaluation
    Engaging in honest and vulnerable discussions that welcome feedback and introspection from peers and community members, acknowledging that discomfort and imperfections are part of the process of growth/justice.

ECONOMIC JUSTIC FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION: CHALLENGING BARRIERS TO CREATE EQUITABLE SOLUTIONS, A PANEL DISCUSSION

On January 24, 2023, nearly a dozen content experts from across Nevada gathered on a panel to discuss economic equity as a tool for violence prevention. They discussed challenges Nevada is currently facing, the impacts on victim-survivors of power-based violence, and the need to prioritize policies related to these issues. Click here to watch the video.

To learn more about the EJ Workgroup, to support their efforts, or to join, please contact Public Policy Director, Serena Evans.

Please enjoy the videos about our EJ priorities below!

Housing

Public Benefits and Revenue

Workplace Equity and Supports

Mental Health Services

Sex Education

Please meet our EJ Workgroup participants.

To learn more about any or all of them, please click on their logo to be taken to their informational page!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

These extraordinary social service agencies are working under extreme conditions to help millions of Nevadans who are struggling with unemployment, low wages, a scarcity of accessible housing, feeble mental health services and an unacceptable prevalence of violence.

To learn more about the EJ Workgroup, to support their efforts, or to join, please contact Public Policy Director, Serena Evans.

This publication was supported by the Nevada State Department of Health and Human Services Through Grant Number 5 NUF2CE002475-04-00 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department nor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.