Community Outreach - Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT) Kent County, Michigan

Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT) Kent County, Michigan

The Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT) is a multi-disciplinary team of local professionals who work in the field of domestic violence prevention, domestic violence intervention, law, education and health care and the faith community. Participation in this group is open to any community member.

The mission of the DVCCRT is to cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate on all community efforts and levels to eliminate domestic violence.

Domestic violence cannot be solved by one person or one agency alone. Success is defined through a team approach that includes members from the community working together to address this epidemic. The DVCCRT creates a space that allows for open discussion of difficult cases, problem solving to better serve victims, discussion of more effective and accountable services for perpetrators, collaboration among agencies, creation of sub-committees to address particular concerns, and discussion of ideas on how to increase awareness of domestic violence and its devastating effects on our community.

The DVCCRT is committed to raising awareness about domestic violence, improving services to victims, providing domestic violence training and education, and encouraging the community to play an active role in the prevention of domestic violence.

Projects the DVCCRT has worked on include the following:

  • Updated and printed the Spanish version of the Healing Path
  • Sponsored a training for law enforcement and court personnel, co-sponsor a day long workshop with Nationally known expert and author Lundy Bancroft
  • Sponsored a media training for all members of the DVCCRT
  • Created domestic violence media packets
  • Sponsored a lunch and learn panel discussion for individuals from the media
  • Created and maintained a DVCCRT web-site which can be used as a resource for the community
  • Created a public awareness campaign that targets men
  • Updated and printed copies of the Healing Path in English
  • Sponsored an annual DVCCRT conference
  • Developed a domestic violence prevention effort within schools
  • Updated and printed copies of the Healing Path in Spanish
  • Sponsored an annual DVCCRT conference for teachers and school personnel

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