Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT)

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What is the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT)?

A coordinated community response team (CCRT) is a multi-disciplinary team of campus (staff, students, and faculty) and community partners that meet regularly to discuss, plan, assess, and evaluate the campus’s prevention and response efforts to Domestic and Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (DVSAS).


Inspired by student activism and the work of the gender equity and sexual misconduct subcommittees of the For a Better CWRU Taskforce, Case Western Reserve University applied for and was awarded a grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program (Campus Program) in October 2021.

The Campus Program is aimed at helping universities create an effective, culturally relevant, and comprehensive response to domestic violence, dating violence sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS). Using a survivor centered approach, the Campus Program accomplishes this aim through a coordinated community response (CCR) approach that brings together a broad and inclusive group of campus and community stakeholders to create and implement shared goals and objectives.

The 3-Year Campus Program grant enables CWRU to:

  1. Develop a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) comprised of CWRU faculty, staff, and students and community partners, focused on culture change, education, and improving campus victim services.
  2. Expand on-campus victim services by partnering with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC) to expand victim services on campus by providing backup for the Student Advocate for Gender-Based Violence and provide additional advocacy services for faculty and staff.
  3. Build the capacity of the campus community to prevent and respond through to DVSAS through It’s On CWRU campaign’s trainings, technical assistance, and educational resources; and
  4. Fund a project director to facilitate the work of the CCRT and provide support for the grant.

CCRT Mission Statement:

The CWRU CCRT is a collaborative group of campus and community partners working to provide inclusive, culturally competent, and research-based education, training, and response efforts to reduce dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking on CWRU’s campus. 

CCRT Values:

1.  Inclusiveness and Diversity

2.  Empathy

3.  Integrity

4.  Accountability

5.  Researched-Informed Action



Education and Training

The Education and Training committee serves as the curriculum development and evaluation arm of the CCRT. The Education and Training committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a New/Transfer student prevention education curriculum
  • Developing a bystander intervention curriculum
  • Developing new and current employees DVSAS training curriculum
  • Developing specialized DVSAS training curriculum for CWRU employees serving in law enforcement, title IX investigator, victim advocacy, and other roles.

Services and Response

The Services and Response committee serves as the services coordination arm of the CCRT. The Services and Response committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating CCRT member response to DVSAS cases,
  • Liaising between CCRT and BIT and TABIT,
  • Streamlining victim response and referral policies, procedures, and protocols,
  • Expanding confidential victim advocacy services,

Policy and Compliance

The Policies and Compliance committee serves as the compliance and policies and protocols development arm of the CCRT. The Policies and Compliance committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Overseeing CWRU and CCRT Title IX, Clery Act, DOJ OVW Campus Program, and other relevant compliance efforts,
  • Developing, maintaining, and revising all CWRU DVSAS-related policies & procedures, 
  • Developing, maintaining, and revising communication procedures for CCRT
  • Developing and implementing mechanisms to track CCRT effectiveness and outcomes

 Engagement and Outreach

The Engagement and Outreach committee serves as the outreach, education, and engagement arm of the CCRT. The Engagement and Outreach committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing of education curricula (developed by Education & Training Working Group),
  • Organizing DVSAS & CCRT-related programming and events,
  • Recruiting new members to the CCRT & It’s On CWRU,
  • Engaging internal and external stakeholders regarding CCRT work,
  • Marketing & Communication of CCRT & It’s On CWRU activities


Calendar of Events

For more information about each event and to register, click on the link in the Registration Details below. 

Upcoming Events (all times Eastern) Registration Details
Wed., Sep. 20, 2023, 12:00-3:00 pm SEXPOpalooza
Fri., Sep. 29, 2023, 4:00-6:00 pm Survivor Speak Out
Tue., Oct. 3, 2023, 6:00-7:00 pm Student Survivor Support Group
Sat., Oct. 14, 2023, 1:30-4:00 pm DVAM Homecoming Football Game


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