Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT)

It's on CWRU


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


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
 March 29, 2024, 4:00-6:00 pm  Survivor Speak Out
 April 1, 2024, All day  Pinwheel Art Display, KSL Oval 
 April 2, 2024, All day  Day of Action: Wear Teal
 April 11, 2024, 12:00-1:30 pm  Consent Workshop
 March 18, 2024, 5:00-7:00 pm  Movie Night
 March 23, 2024, 10:00 am-12:00 pm  Coffee & Consent w/ MeTooCWRU 
 March 24, 2024, 12:00-2:00 pm  Denim Day Reclamation
 March 30, 2024, All day  Advocacy Day in Columbus, Ohio


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