This one-day roundtable 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.