Who We Are
Wisconsin Women 4 Change is an association of women advocates who have been survivors of domestic abuse and who work to see needed change to protect victims of abuse, including children victims, and to protect the human right to freedom and safety.
Mission: Statewide collaboration of survivor advocates and safe protective parents who work together on statewide reforms to the Wisconsin court system.
Vision: A Wisconsin where victims of abuse have the ability to live free and safe with laws that protect them and that are enforced which produces a healthy culture and society to live in.
Julie Valadez is the founder of Wisconsin Women 4 Change and has started Julie4Change and Justice4Valadez kids. She is the mother of four amazing kids and her case is setting case law for the state to protect domestic abuse victims and she advocates for reforms and legislation to continue to protect victims of abuse in Wisconsin. Her story has gone around the country and around the world.
She is passionate to use her experience to see positive change. Through her experience the need for a survivor advocacy association in the state became apparent and so she started Wisconsin Women 4 Change in the hopes to gather survivor advocates from across the state to work together on positive statewide reforms.
Amy courageously shared her story in the news in Wisconsin and continues to be an advocate for survivors and reforms, she used her voice to make change in Wisconsin testifying to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to add a requirement for domestic abuse training for Wisconsin GALs in SCR 35. She has a degree in journalism and works to bring light to other stories of survivors in Wisconsin and bring attention to where we need change.
Jennifer's story was shared in ProPublica and she continues to speak on the needs of survivors in court and advocates for needed reforms. She is on panels of survivors and speaks on her story.
She is passionate to see changes in the Waukesha County Courthouse in Wisconsin including changes to Family Court Services.