Advocacy

The OSS can act as an advocate for its clients on a number of levels.
On a more immediate level the OSS can actively advocate on behalf of its clients via communication and representation with various deciding bodies, for example letters of support can be submitted to Community Welfare Officers, the Dept of Social and Family Affairs etc on behalf of the client. Attendance at appeal meetings can also be arranged.

Through its active participation on a number of National and Local Committees the OSS Cork raises awareness of the issue of domestic violence and can lobby for an increase in funding, recognition of domestic violence as a social problem or for changes in the legal system.













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