Published: May, 2022| BWJP


A Focus on Survivor-Centered Design by Sujata Warrier, Chief Strategy Officer, and Kristine Lizdas, Legal Policy Director February, 2022

At its core, a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence (hereinafter “CCR”) places the responsibility of preventing or stopping domestic violence on the community as a whole. CCRs represent the notion that victims of violence should not be made responsible for the behavior of their abusers, but rather, that communities are responsible for keeping their members safe. This model was a fairly radical idea when introduced, and to this day, the notion that victims are responsible for their own safety still lingers strongly in people’s minds, especially in countries such as the U.S. where individualism and self-responsibility are culturally dominant values.

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