Community Response Summit
This one-day round-table is intended for one or two key representatives from each agency participating in the local Coordinated Community Response (CCR). Ideally, this event will follow – and participants will have attended – the Creating an Effective Coordinated Community Response to Battering training held the day before.
Participating CCR agencies should select people from their agencies to attend who have:
The ear and respect of the administration
Knowledge of the local system
A desire to improve existing practice in all intervening agencies
The ability to work well across disciplines and belief systems
An interest in improving the systems response to domestic violence
Together with GVI, the group will create a “Blueprint for Change” which will map the course of your CCR and each agency’s role in the process.
To do so, participants will:
Map their current system of interventions
Work together to complete a preliminary assessment of current strengths and weaknesses in existing responses
Identify best (preferred) practices at each step of intervention to ensure safety and enhance offender accountability
Identify a method for the CCR collaborative to conduct a full assessment of current problems in the system
Agree on a process of implementing change
Prioritize changes to make and action steps for changing systems
Identify key personnel involved in making these changes
Develop an action plan and timeline for change
In order for organizers and participants to derive maximum benefit from the consultation, we suggest that other technical assistance options.