Coordinated Community Response Team
Kent State University's Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR) is a comprehensive, collaborative and person-centered team that addresses sexual and relationship violence which includes prevention, education and response/recovery components.
The responsibility of the CCR is to educate the university community about sexual assault, to provide anti-violence programming and support services, and to encourage all community members to speak out when witnessing violence.
The CCR is comprised of three committees. Additionally we have two ad hoc groups.
Awareness and Communication
The purpose is to build Kent State community members’ capacity to recognize available programs/services offered at Kent State University and the guidance to navigate what steps to take when responding to power-based personal violence incidents.
- Identify information, resources and communication means within the Kent State community.
- Inform community members of what power-based personal violence is, policy, and their rights, options and resources.
- Identify information that the Kent State community and the CCRT need to prevent and respond to incidents.
- Promote training on skills to prevent power-based personal violence.
Programs and Initiatives
This committee will develop and utilize programs to minimize future harms by inhibiting the establishment of risk factors and detecting potential risk factors that may place community members at higher risks.
- Make recommendations for improving prevention-based programming and structural factors.
- Elevate monthly awareness programming (university driven/buy-in initiatives) – Relationship Abuse, Sexual Assault and Stalking Awareness Months.
Assessment and Evaluation
Assessing the impact of awareness, prevention and response efforts to power-based personal violence events. Consider a holistic approach that looks at individuals, relationships, community and university culture.
- Interpret data from known incidents of personal power-based violence.
- Assess gaps in awareness, prevention and response.
- Make recommendations on how our approach can be more holistic and easier to navigate.
- Make recommendations to the other committees and university.
- Integration of benchmark and PBPV climate-based data.