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National Domestic Violence Hotline Recognized as CX Humanitarian at 2024 Genesys Customer Innovation Awards
[May 14, 2024]

National Domestic Violence Hotline Recognized as CX Humanitarian at 2024 Genesys Customer Innovation Awards

Genesys®, a global cloud leader in AI-powered experience orchestration, announced the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) as the Customer Experience (CX) Humanitarian winner during its 19th annual Customer Innovation Awards. The Hotline received the CX Humanitarian Award for leveraging the Genesys Cloud™ platform to carefully and sensitively transform support for domestic violence survivors.

As the only national, 24/7/365 service dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence in the United States, The Hotline is often the first contact a survivor makes on their journey to safety. However, the organization's mission to return power back to those affected by domestic violence was at risk by massive demand for its life-saving resources and limited funding to hire more advocates to help.

The Hotline turned to the AI-powered experience orchestration capabilities of Genesys Cloud to quickly scale its operations and strengthen support for advocates administering survivor-centered services with sensitivity, urgency and care. It now conducts 100% of its interactions within the Genesys Cloud platform using voice, web chat, SMS and teletype channels. To date, The Hotline has answered more than 7 million calls, chats and texts.

Leveraging Genesys loud AI, the Hotline was focused on expanding its ability to help more survivors through two main areas: quickly support those who prefer to engage through self-service methods and empower advocates with better resources to provide aid.

While many survivors reach out to speak with an advocate, others may prefer or even need to seek aid through self-service channels. With Genesys Cloud AI, The Hotline can better identify and enable these survivors to search for services and information while considering demographics like religious beliefs, sexual orientation, ethnicity and more. This can provide survivors assistance in the way best suited for their specific needs and improve the availability of services for those who would be better aided by speaking directly with an advocate.

The advocates working with The Hotline are highly trained to provide quality, trauma-informed education, validation and connection to empower victims and survivors to make life-changing decisions with dignity and respect. With Genesys Cloud AI automatically surfacing suggested responses and information, advocates can provide faster and more comprehensive support to contacts and progress conversations in a positive manner.

"With help from Genesys Cloud AI, we are now able to ensure our advocates spend the majority of their time communicating with survivors who would benefit the most from personal conversations and are aided with the best information to help them," said Marty Hand, chief technology officer at The Hotline. "Providing valuable self-service options, while also making it easier to connect with advocates, puts control back into the hands of survivors - empowering them to make their own choices, which are often taken away by abusers."

The CX Humanitarian Award is a new addition to the Genesys Customer Innovation Awards. The category honors organizations that are leveraging Genesys technology to serve humanity and make the world a better place. During its annual Customer Innovation Awards, Genesys recognizes organizations from across the globe for transforming their customer and employee experiences with AI, cloud and digital technologies.

The Hotline accepted the CX Humanitarian award at Genesys Xperience 2024 in Denver.

To watch select Xperience keynotes on-demand, visit the Xperience Encore event beginning May 27.

About Genesys

Genesys empowers more than 8,000 organizations in over 100 countries to improve loyalty and business outcomes by creating the best experiences for customers and employees. Through Genesys Cloud, the #1 AI-powered experience orchestration platform, Genesys delivers the future of CX to organizations of all sizes so they can provide empathetic, personalized experience at scale. As the trusted, all-in-one platform born in the cloud, Genesys Cloud accelerates growth for organizations by enabling them to differentiate with the right customer experience at the right time, while driving stronger workforce engagement, efficiency and operational improvements.

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