November Update: Moving Toward PreventionCHIP's Talk-to-Action work with the Safety Coalition in September and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force in October has highlighted the importance of (and readiness for) expanding efforts more upstream to prevent multiple forms of violence in our community before they ever occur.
Now that we have comprehensive, integrated systems ready to support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable (with the new Family Justice Center and Mountain Child Advocacy Center), these work groups are moving toward measuring and addressing the social acceptance of violence in our community, educating community members about the power and responsibility of bystanders to stop violence before it happens, and on expanding programs that teach youth and young adults about healthy relationships and conflict resolution. The Prevention Task Force is in the process of identifying strategies for a multi-year violence prevention plan. As this plan is developed, details will be available here.
If you would like more information about the Safety Coalition, please contact Julie Klipp Nicholson at Julie.Klipp.Nicholson@buncombecounty.org
For more information about this workgroup, its goals, action items, etc., please click "Workgroup Overview" on the right sidebar. You can also click here to see the Community Scorecard--local IPV data, active partners, current initiatives and (coming soon) community strategies.