5. WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF ICCR FELLOWS?
Fellows are expected to actively participate in ICCR activities for a full year. The curriculum is flexible to accommodate a variety of schedules and workloads.
At a minimum, fellows should ensure they have the time and capacity to commit to the following:
- Attend the Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas at the beginning and end of your Cohort year (registration, travel, and lodging costs are covered by ICCR).
- Actively work with team members to create your Coordinated Community Response, including completing your Best Practice Assessment and Collaborative Action Plan.
- Complete 80% of assignments. Fellows can expect to spend an average of one hour per week on ICCR tasks.
- Complete bi-yearly surveys and interviews during and upon completion of ICCR for evaluation purposes.
6. WHAT IS A COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE?
A community’s systemic response to domestic violence is a "complex machine." Without all of the machine's parts (domestic violence agencies, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical personnel, child abuse response, etc.) working together, the machine isn’t able to function as intended.
Coordinated Community Responses (CCRs) help our systemic “machines” function effectively to address intimate partner violence. CCRs are endorsed by both the Office on Violence Against Women and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CCR concept and its first iteration, the “Duluth Model”, was created by Ellen Pence in 1980. Since that time, many more CCR models and tools have been developed and evaluated for effectiveness. Examples of proven CCR models include, but are not limited to:
- Community Assessment Teams
- Domestic Violence High Risk Teams
- Domestic Violence Taskforces
- Fatality Review Teams
- Lethality Assessment Programs