Military / Civilian Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence
The Military / Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project was a collaborative effort to create guidelines to coordinate the response of civilian and military agencies in domestic violence cases involving military personnel. The project had two demonstration sites: Jacksonville, FL, and its two Naval stations: JAX and Mayport, and the Army’s Fort Campbell with the surrounding communities of Clarksville, TN and Hopkinsville, KY.
Continuum of Caring: Community Resource Clusters, Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project, Fort Campbell Army Installation with Christian County, KY and Montgomery County, TN: 2006; adapted from The Community Audit: A Resource for Battered Women's Advocates, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA: 1997.
Collaborating for Safety: Coordinating the Military and Civilian Response to Domestic Violence Elements and Tools (scroll down) by Jane M. Sadusky, provides an overview of the processes used in the implementation of the OVW funded Military / Civilian Coordinated Community Response Demonstration Project. The goal of this project was to create guidelines for coordinating the response of civilian and military agencies to domestic violence cases involving military personnel that enhance victim safety and autonomy, effectively hold perpetrators accountable for ending their violence, and provide safety and support to children exposed to violence in these families.
The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP), Minneapolis, MN, managed the entire project and subcontracted with the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence to assist with implementation. BWJP’s Connie Sponsler-Garcia coordinated the Jacksonville effort, while Debby Tucker of the National Center coordinated the Fort Campbell effort. The project was funded by the Office on Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Violence Against Women Act IV: Background for Military Committee
In 2009, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women has begun working on draft content for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. For a list of working committees and to contact committee conveners visit www.vawataskforce.org (scroll down). The Military Committee is beginning its work by reviewing the following documents developed in 2005 for relevancy in addressing current concerns.
Suggestions for the Military Section of VAWA 2005
Enhanced Services for Military Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, Summary January 2005