A Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team joins multidisciplinary community partners to provide interagency, coordinated responses to domestic violence in order to meet the needs of victims/survivors and more effectively hold offenders accountable. CCRs can achieve their goals through an emphasis on the criminal justice system, victim services, prevention, and/or long-term assistance for survivors. Teams implement a variety of strategies, including internal information-sharing and training, community awareness and prevention campaigns, development of CCR response protocols, and case reviews.
It is important that responders and service providers approach the response to domestic violence as one coherent process and take collective responsibility for a victim's experience and offender's behavior during every stage of the process. The establishment of CCR teams and response protocols can ensure that victims receive consistent and comprehensive services and referrals and that offenders are held accountable regardless of which agency they interact with.
The implementation of CCRs is a proven strategy that can have significant impact in the collective approach to addressing domestic violence. Under Enhancing Rural Strategies, a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), we are working with 13 rural domestic violence agencies (serving 15 NC counties) by providing extensive technical assistance and training. North Carolina communities that are interested in increasing their collaboration across disciplines to more effectively respond to domestic violence should contact NCCADV for information.
NCCADV and NCCASA work with local agencies to develop Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and/or Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) teams. Made up of community partners and service providers, these teams address domestic and/or sexual violence by providing interagency, coordinated responses that meet the needs of victims and more effectively hold offenders accountable.
The coalitions have created two toolkits to guide North Carolina communities that are interested in increasing their collaboration across disciplines to more effectively respond to domestic violence and/or sexual assault. “Enhancing Local Collaboration in the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: A CCR/SART Development Toolkit” outlines in detail the process of implementing a team and developing protocols. “Best Practices in the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Guidance for CCR/SART Response Protocols” is intended as an accompanying resource to the larger CCR/SART Development Toolkit. It serves as a guide for teams to use as they review best practices during the protocol development process. Based on the principles of shared leadership and a strength-based approach, the toolkits provide specific strategies for recruitment, cross training, goal setting, and protocol development, while recognizing that no two teams are alike. Individual community needs and goals must be reflected in the team development process.
If you have any questions about developing or coordinating a CCR team or you would like to be added to our statewide CCR listserv, please contact our Response Systems Coordinator, Lisi Martinez Lotz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-956-9124 ext. 206.
CCR Teams in NC
Below is a list of Coordinated Community Response teams in NC, also known as DV Taskforces. Some teams are dual, meaning that they focus on both domestic violence and sexual assault. These teams are known as CCR/SART teams although they may also operate under other names.
|Alamance||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Cindy Brady - Cindy.Brady@alamance-nc.com|
|Avery||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Tiffany Moon - email@example.com|
|Bladen||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Every other month||Vickie Pait - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Buncombe||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Julie D. Klipp Nicholson - Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org|
|Caldwell||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Sharon Poarch - email@example.com|
|Carteret||Domestic Violence||Quarterly||Glenda Riggs - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Caswell||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Francina Jones - email@example.com|
|Chatham||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Quarterly as full group; subcommittees meet monthly||Mary Ann Spence - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clay||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Quarterly as full group; sexual assault meets monthly||April Chastain - email@example.com|
|Cleveland||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Jerry Reed - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Columbus||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Every other month||
Vickie Pait - email@example.com
|Dare||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Michael Lewis - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Durham||Domestic Violence||Every other month||Nana Asante - email@example.com|
|Forsyth||Domestic Violence||Every other month||Kenyetta Richmond - firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com;|
|Franklin||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Every 3 months||Monica Kearney - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Granville||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Pam Hester - email@example.com|
|Haywood||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Buffy Queen - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Henderson||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Meredith Hooks - Meredith@mainstayhelp.org|
|Hyde||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Every other month||Cynthia Gibbs - email@example.com|
|Iredell||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Patti Wiley - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lee||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Quarterly||Joanne Carville - email@example.com|
|Macon||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Jennifer Turner - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Martin||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Sandy Rhodes - email@example.com|
|Mecklenburg||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Kathryn Sellers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie White - Marie.White@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
|Mitchell||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||
Beth Davis - email@example.com
Anita Autrey - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Moore||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Kim Disney - email@example.com|
|New Hanover||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Jennie Thomason - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Orange||Domestic Violence||Monthly||Kati Haijar - email@example.com|
|Randolph||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Nancy Butler - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Richmond||Domestic Violence||Every other month||Karen Bostic - email@example.com|
|Robeson||Domestic Violence||Quarterly||Norma McLellan - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rutherford||Domestic Violence||Twice a year||Kelly Hudson - email@example.com|
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
|quarterly||Susan Huter Susan@safetransylvania.org|
|Tyrell||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Nola Ransom - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wake||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Leigh L. Stallings - email@example.com|
|Warren||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Quarterly||Johnette Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Watauga||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||
Liz Mason - email@example.com
|Wilson||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||Donna Pridgen - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Yancey||Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault||Monthly||
Anita Autrey - email@example.com
Beth Davis - firstname.lastname@example.org