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. . ,.Q 1..1") N 1..1") 1..1") 0 Cf.l P ("'I") \0 :> 0 0 .-f ("'I") .-f .-f 0 N (::I .......... I'- : .. SHIFTING THE BURDEN Domesti( Violen(e: Ensuring Offender A ((ountuoility und Vi(tim Sufety * OKLAHOMA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS COUNCIL FEDERAL GRANTS DIVISION Volume 3, Issue 2 MAKING THE MARK Highlighting Coordinated Community Response Team Accomplishments Having just attended the Basic CCR Team Training hosted by the District Attorneys Council, the Woodward County Coordinated Community Response ••••••• 1 Team held their first official meeting in November 2008, with the goal of developing a team. Five people from four different agencies were in attendance. Since then, the Woodward CCR Team has increased its membership and has made many strides toward holding batterers accountable for their domestic violence offenses. While the team was still young and new, Memorandums of Understanding were developed to establish protocol, best practices, and structure among the team members. Northwest Domestic Crisis Services, Inc. hosts the meetings. Among its many accomplishments, the Woodward CCR Team developed a brochure for public education and awareness that has been adapted for use by several other CCR Teams across the state. The team is unique in the state in that it promotes and utilizes an on-site advocacy response practice. Once the scene of a domestic violence incident is secured by law enforcement, advocates are called to meet with the victim and offer services immediately and on-site. This has been a very effective practice for the community of Woodward. Team members also collaborate closely to ensure that high bail is requested for repeat or especially dangerous offenders and that victim services and the law enforcement response are enhanced. The team tracks offenders from the initial contact with police through the consequence phase using a computer database program. The system also allows the team to identify repeat offenders. Perhaps the most exciting accomplishment of the team has been the statewide and national presentations members ofthe team have made to encourage others to start CCR teams in their communities. Woodward County CCR Team The Woodward CCR Team members work well together. Although the team has accomplished much, it continues to make new goals and works hard toward accomplishing them. The team is cohesive because each member of the team shares the same vision and purpose and utilizes teamwork to carry out the vision. The CCR Team in Woodward has been a huge asset to the community and plans to continue the hard work and dedication it takes to hold violent offenders accountable for their behavior. Pictured from left to right: Karla Taylor, Woodward County Victim Witness Coordinator; Debby Parsons, Batterer's Intervention Program Facilitator, NW Domestic Crisis Services, Inc.; Robert Banks, District Attorney Investigator, District #26; Gary Stanley, Woodward County Sheriff; Billy Parker, Detective Sergeant, Woodward Police Department; Brandi Beyer, Clinical Supervisor, NW Domestic Crisis Services, Inc.; Desiree Green, Victim Advocate, NW Domestic Crisis Services, Inc.; and Westline Ritter, Assistant District Attorney, District #26 Team members not pictured: Hollis Thorp, District Attorney, District #26; Paul Fockler, Executive Director, NW Domestic Crisis Services, Inc.; Jay Custar and Niki Smith, Probation and Parole July 2011 The District Attorneys Council (DAC), Federal Grants Division publishes this Summer edition of Shifting the Burden, a newsletter for domestic violence prosecutors and members of Coordinated Community Response Teams. The bi-annual newsletter is a product of the Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor and Coordinated Community Response Project at DAC. We hope to provide you with information on current issues, legal updates, and activities and accomplishments of local CCR Teams. Very Truly Yours, DeLynn Fudge Grants Division Director Melissa Blanton, DVRP Sandra Thompson, CCR Specialist The Woodward CCR Team is especially proud of member Detective Sergeant Billy Parker (pictured above with former Attorney General Drew Edmondson) who was named Officer of the Year in the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Action Against Domestic Violence.
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District Attorneys Council, Oklahoma
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|Title||Shifting the burden : domestic violence, ensuring offender accountability and victim safety, 07/2011, v.3 no.2|
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council. Federal Grants Division.
|Purpose||a newsletter for domestic violence prosecutors and members of Coordinated Community Response Teams; Making the Mark: Highlighting Coordinated Community Response Team Accomplishments|
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