CADV advocates for changes in legislation that more effectively address the needs of vulnerable persons such as women, minors, elderly, disabled and sexual minorities as it relates to domestic and gender-based violence. The Coalition, working in alliance with several organisations, has been a chief advocate for the following primary legislation:

• The Domestic Violence Act, 1991 and 1999
• Sexual Offences Act, 1999
• The Children Act, 2000
• The Adoption of Children Act
• The Children Authority Act
• The Children’s Community Residences, Foster Homes and Nurseries Act, 2000
• The Homes for Older Persons Act