Advocate associates

How can we make advocate associate relationships more meaningful, both to advocates and to the programme?

This discussion is located on the Citizen Advocacy Network website,

in the section on articles, discussions and policies.

The question above was circulated to board contacts in the Citizen Advocacy Network in July 2003.

Response from Capricorn Citizen Advocacy

We discussed this at our 4 August monthly meeting and came up with the following:

Response from Illawarra Citizen Advocacy

We discussed this at our 12 August board meeting. We believe that few of our AAs are used very much by our advocates. This low usage results in AAs having a low connection with the programme. For example, we have periodically tried to organise social gatherings of AAs only to cancel them due to low numbers responding.

To strengthen the AA connection to advocates and the programme, we suggest: