OUR POLICY PILLARS
VISION: WASAVP is recognized as the lead voice for state and national advocacy and essential stakeholder in matters of substance abuse and violence prevention in Washington State.
Environmental: WASAVP strives to be among the first stakeholders to be approached by individuals and organizations engaging in conversations, meetings and/or programs that address substance abuse and violence prevention.
They do this by seeking partnerships with individuals and organizations that have policy oversight and/or administrative authority in substance abuse and violence prevention.
WASAVP's "idealized" policy positions are the development and implementation of a comprehensive prevention strategy as well as a fully realized prevention"infrastructure" in every county and community.
Funding: In order to preserve and increase substance abuse and violence prevention funding, WASAVP tracks and advocates for federal, state and local funding potentials, with tthe goal of prevention standing as a line item at all levels.
From this position among prevention professionals and policy makers, WASAVP should encourage colleagues to become articulate in advocating for substance abuse and violence prevention. This can be achieved by providing technical assistance and supporting political activism among colleagues.
To increase WASAVP's capacity-building abilities, it will seek partnerships and collaborations with diverse groups of organizations and individuals with similar missions.
WASAVP should also establish a public, statewide and national profile utilizing various media to promote advances in prevention policies and programs.