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Kelly Stoner

Kelly Stoner (she/her), Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Kelly Stoner (she/her), Victim Advocacy Legal Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute

What work do you do with the Commission?

I am a member of the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence, and serve as faculty for Commission trainings.

What is your favorite part of teaching with the Commission?

The participants I get to meet and interact with. The faculty are always experts and the curriculum is interactive and very well executed.

What inspires you, professionally and personally?

Recognizing the potential that our work may assist survivors and promote system change to reflect survivor-centered and safety-aware practices.

Share one thing you have learned, big or small, doing your work over the past year?

The work is never done. We need to lift each other up and encourage everyone to keep working as hard as we can to make change and support survivors.

Who inspires you?

Tribes. I'm inspired by their strength, resolve and grace in the face of enormous barriers and challenges.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Peanut butter!!

How does the Commission support the work of gender-based violence attorneys?

By offering trainings and numerous resources that support the work of gender-based vioence attorneys.

Why should someone donate to the Commission?

Funding is critical to the work of the Commission and without funding things will remain the same for these survivors. We should all contribute to the funding no matter how small the donation. Everything helps move us forward.

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