for OVW ICJR and STOP Grantees

How do we know how we’re doing? Are we improving safety and autonomy for victims? Are we reducing offenders’ opportunity and inclination to harm victims? As a leader or member of a Coordinated Community Responses (CCR) team, these may be some of the questions that keep you up at night! Attending to accountability within the CCR is one of the most critical pieces of the response to domestic and sexual violence.

This conference is designed to provide a multidisciplinary audience with ideas and tools to enhance and evaluate their CCRs. Presenters and facilitators, including current and former Improving Criminal Justice Responses (ICJR) grantees, bring years of experience in leading and working on CCR teams. They will share ideas for evaluation of current processes, and will explore their own communities’ efforts to identify and remediate problems. Participants can expect to leave this conference with the skills and knowledge to begin these conversations and processes within their own communities.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Methods to enhance the CCR: Saint Paul’s Blueprint for Safety
  • Identifying and containing the most dangerous offenders
  • ICJR grantee showcase
  • CCR evaluation methods
  • Intersections of the domestic violence and sexual assault response

As a result of this conference, you will be better able to:

  1. Integrate promising practices from other communities into your own response.
  2. Access other ICJR grantees for support and exchange of ideas.
  3. Identify system challenges such as dual arrest or victims getting arrested to strengthen the CCR’s response to victim needs.
  4. Develop criteria to assess and account for repeat offenders.
  5. Evaluate your effectiveness in assessing for danger and lethality.
  6. Centralize the victim experience to enhance offender accountability.
  7. Review case files to ensure accountability between and among practitioners and agencies.


OVW ICJR Grantees (formerly ARREST): use your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training.

OVW STOP Grantees:  This training is already approved for you to use your OVW Grant funds to attend. Please use this number to register: 2011-WE-AX- 4352.

All OTHER OVW Grant Recipients: please check with your OVW Grant Manager. Upon OVW approval to use your grant funds to cover your expenses, contact Jeanne Larson at and she will inform you how to proceed with registration.

QUESTIONS: For questions related to the content of the conference, please contact Sujata Warrier at BWJP: 612-824-8768, ext 116;

For questions related to conference logistics, please contact Jeanne Larson at BWJP: 612-824-8768, ext 101;

There is no registration fee to attend this training. Participants are responsible for their own airfare, meals and lodging. Room rate is the 2017-2018 government per diem rate of $151.00 per night, plus 13% room tax ($170.63) per night, and the room block is in the conference hotel. The conference hotel is the Omni Providence at 1 west Exchange Street in Providence, Rhode Island.  Your registration confirmation will include instructions and deadlines for making hotel reservations. You must make your room reservation at the Omni Providence so we can fill our room block without any penalties.


You will receive a confirmation upon completion of your registration to the email address you submit on your registration form. If you do NOT receive this confirmation, please check your spam/junk/clutter files first and if the confirmation is not there, please contact Jeanne Larson. Thank you!