QAVP – The Queer Anti-Violence Project advocates for and offers services to survivors of sex/gender violence, oppression, discrimination. QAVP provides:

  • 24/7 hotline: Knowledgeable and non-judgmental emotional support, targeted referrals, and court accompaniment
  • Free training for certified volunteer victim advocates
  • Four weekly no-cost professionally facilitated therapeutic groups: two for survivors of sex/gender violence, oppression or discrimination; one for trans/intersex/GNC youth; one for trans/intersex/GNC adults
  • No-cost weekly Support Group for parents/families of trans/intersex/GNC persons
  • Free professional counseling by licensed clinicians and interns: individuals, couples, families
  • Ongoing educational presentations to audiences such as agencies, schools, colleges, employers, and government entities

Legal Assistance

  • Document Change Project: relationships with Nevada Legal Services and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (non-profits) and Ballard Spahr (for-profit law firm) now support persons whose annual income is less than $48,000 to file court documents and publish name changes at no charge (these would otherwise cost $340)
  • Ongoing referrals to legal services including custody and other family law matters, housing concerns, and employment and public accommodations discrimination
  • Ending exclusions in health care benefits for trans-related health needs. Together with ACLU, we continue to support individuals to appeal and get around these exclusions

Community Education and Public Policy Advocacy

  • Trans/intersex/GNC-inclusive policies within Clark County School District: We continue to press CCSD to create legally mandated fair access based on clear district-wide policy
  • Direct advocacy for young persons and families in support of their legal rights to access with dignity schools as places of public accommodations
  • Supporting institutions to become robustly inclusive of trans/intersex/GNC persons: initial meeting,detailed research evaluation of current institutional process (e.g., policies, attitudes, physical environment), reporting out results of evaluation, planning based on report, implementation of plan, ongoing monitoring/support for planned outcomes
  • Ongoing training to teachers, administrators and staff: several trainings have happened since the start of the 2014-2015 school year and more are scheduled
  • In conjunction with others, we pressed for inclusive sex education in CCSD schools, meeting with school board members and administrative staff, and attending community meetings
  • Pursuing changes to Nevada Administrative Code regarding sex/gender marker changes on birth certificates and driver licenses/IDs: currently, a state administrative oversight has delayed these efforts until after the 2015 legislative session
  • Holding the Nevada Equal Rights Commission accountable to their mandate to enforce statewide civil rights laws with equity and fairness
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