Through advocacy, Ascend Justice aims to radically transform existing systems and rebuild new ones in order to reduce systemic harm and meet the needs for safety, stability, wellbeing, connection, and healing of individuals, families, and communities impacted by gender-based violence or the child welfare system.

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