Praxis International, Inc. is a nonprofit research and training organization that works toward the elimination of violence in the lives of women and children. We work with local, statewide, and national reform initiatives to bridge the gap between what people need and what institutions provide. Since 1996, we have worked with advocacy organizations, intervention agencies, and inter-agency collaborations to create a clear and cooperative agenda for social change in their communities.
Advocacy Learning CenterApplication for Class O is closed. Please consider applying to the next ALC class.
Thus far, more than 500 advocates and 200 advocacy groups across the country have completed or started the course since 2009. See who (Classes A - M)
What advocates are saying:
"Brilliant. Inspiring. I can see how this course has a huge, long-lasting value, and is so incredibly important to our movement."
"I am a stronger advocate just in the short time I have been involved."
"It will be a very, very long time before I have an experience like this again."
"We are forever changed."
What advocates say about the Advocacy Learning Center – a project of Praxis International and Manavi in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women
Institutional Analysis/Community Assessment Praxis offers methods for institutional analysis and systems change work rooted in the field of sociology called institutional ethnography.
Our tools provide ways for activists and representatives from
institutions that process “cases” to move toward approaches that alter
the ongoing case processing routines that ultimately shape case
outcomes. Read more
Please contact Maren Woods, Program Manager, 651-699-8000 x 10 or email email@example.com, if you have questions.
Institutional Analysis in the news:
Missoula starts sexual assault response safety, accountability audit
Missoula officials look for gaps in rape
investigationsMissoula officials announce accountability audit for
sexual assault investigationshttp://missoulian.com/news/local/missoula-officials-announce-accountability-audit-for-sexual-assault-investigations/article_e7ab85ce-e615-11e3-b0ae-0019bb2963f4.html
Planning and Conducting a Best-Practice Assessment of Community Response to Domestic Violence
new Best Practice Assessment Tools are available for communities who
want to use the lessons learned from CCR efforts and Safety Audits to
examine their system's response to battering. The assessment tools will
help you analyze your community's response. Read more
The Story of Rachel
The Story of Rachel is now available with open captioning. This dramatic 4-minute training tool depicts the events set in motion by one battered woman' s call to 911: from the criminal court case, to the child protection investigation, to a protection-order petition, to a visitation center visit, to her ultimate eviction. It is a powerful illustration of the complex relationship between battered women and the systems they turn to for help. Order a copy