New Name Marks New Era for Twin Cities’ Organization Advocating for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

The Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project is now ‘Standpoint’, expanding its mission to provide legal resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and continued advocacy for the professionals who support them

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 27, 2016) — The Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project (BWLAP), a non-profit organization committed to providing legal resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Minnesota, is announcing its name change.

BWLAP will now be known as Standpoint.

 

Standpoint represents a renewed and growing commitment to promoting justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Standpoint seeks to view this critically important work from the Standpoint of women and other underrepresented populations in society.

“This is an exciting milestone in our history”, says Rana Alexander, Standpoint’s Executive Director. ”We are a unique organization. We focus on all legal issues related to domestic and sexual violence.”

The Standpoint name reflects the values, mission and vision of the organization which has successfully helped survivors of domestic and sexual violence for the past twenty years.

This year alone Standpoint will assist upwards of 1,750 adults and 800 children statewide, assisting with everything from answering basic legal questions about protective orders to more complex legal issues related to human trafficking and international law.

Standpoint helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence navigate the often complicated legal system. Each year, Standpoint produces a summary of new laws and a case law update. These materials are used as the basis for the organization’s New Laws training for advocates, which is conducted statewide each fall.