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Leadership Empowerment Action Project (L.E.A.P)
The Coalition is a key partner of the Leadership Empowerment Action Project (L.E.A.P). L.E.A.P promotes violence-free living by engaging communities of faith in culturally relevant prevention efforts that address the intersections of oppression experienced by communities of color. St. Johns All Nations Church of Christ in God and Lewis and Clark College Graduate School of Education and Counseling are Co-founders of this initiative. Learn more about L.E.A.P by watching this podcast:
The Coalition partners with In Our Own Voices and national LGBT POC Leaders to host an Annual Health Summit designed to reflect on the current status of health and wellness, substance abuse, spirituality and political advocacy within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC) communities. The Summit features presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on the importance of meaningful involvement of LGBT POC and vulnerable sub-populations in our communities in policy development and implementation, physical and mental health issues, and on innovative and/or effective interventions and research that address and educate people about the health and well-being of LGBT POC throughout the nation.
KATU Family Matters and the Coalition produced a 30-minute Special for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2011. 'Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence' was aired on October 1st to over 1 Million viewers across the Pacific Northwest. KATU also included domestic violence resources on thier website. A copy of 'Behind Closed Doors: Domestic Violence' will be kept at the Coalition lending library and can be checked out for public awareness purposes.
Find links and resources to help stop domestic violence. Clickhere to view the special.
Domestic Violence Overview Click here...
Survivor, Nikki Peeler, shares her story of domestic violence. Click here...
Learn more about The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Click here...
Learn more about your legal rights when dealing with domestic violence....
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
The Gender Positive Systems Advocacy Committee (GPSAC) partners with the Fair Housing Council of Oregon in an effort to advocate for the rights of ALL survivors. Together, they provide specialized training and advocacy for programs and community partners who have an interest in providing gender positive services. Here is the full-length audio podcast of a statewide training on Shelter Accessibility for Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Surivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
This is a bi-partisan group of legislators, lobbyists and other interested parties who supports legislation that improves the health and safety of women in Oregon.
The Healing Roots Center project goal is to provide comprehensive wellness services to the African and African-American community. The Coalition was asked to partner with the project by S. Renee Mitchell, Oregonian columnist and founder of the HRV.
Building Caring Families
The Building Caring Families program was developed by Herman Frankel. It focuses on the faith community, specifically clergy. The project goals are to impact domestic violence through clergy premarital education classes. The pilot project is centered in Coos and Curry counties. OCADSV was asked to partner with the BCF program by Dr. Frankel and Coos County Judge Richard Barron.
The RSP was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive. The project is designed to provide technical assistance, support, and to facilitate peer-driven resources for all statewide sexual assault coalitions. The RSP is led by the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA), assisted by the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) and the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP).
Domestic & Sexual Violence Funds Advisory Board
The Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families (DHS, CAF) administers state and federal funding through the Family Violence Prevention Program to fund programs to identify, prevent and treat family violence (Oregon Revised Statutes 108.610 through 108.660). The original legislation passed in 1981 allowed funding to make grants or contracts for shelters, safe home networks, and crisis lines and for training and technical assistance.
Funds are administered by DHS Children, Adults and Families (CAF). The Advisory Board meets quarterly. The Board’s primary responsibilities are as follows:
The DHS Domestic Violence Council convened in June 2002 and advises the Director of DHS on issues of domestic violence
The Council is comprised of fifteen members; ten cross-disciplinary members from within DHS and five community partners who work to end domestic violence in their communities. The Council is committed to enhancing safety for victims/survivors of domestic violence in the way DHS services are delivered and to developing systems that ensure coordinated community response to prevent violence.
A law passed in 2001 charged the Oregon Attorney General's office with creating Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) for Batterer Intervention Programs in Oregon. The rules went into effect in January of 2006. The Crime Victims' Services Division hosts the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) Advisory Committee. The Committee meets 3 to 4 times a year and is responsible for making needed changes to the rules, approving pilot projects and other work critical to the functioning of the Standards statewide.
The Oregon Alliance to End Violence Against Women was founded in 1999 with the primary purpose of promoting legislation in Oregon designed to protect and to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Its secondary purpose is to monitor and to develop public policy that ensures an effective statewide system to address and to respond to violence against women. Membership is open to anyone or to any organization that seeks to advance these goals.
Funds are administered by DOJ Crime Victims Assistance Section. The Advisory Body has primary responsibility for funding decisions and issuing the yearly RFP. The VAWA funds are awarded to local domestic violence and sexual assault programs, courts, law enforcement and prosecution.
State General Funds are administered by DOJ. The Advisory Council is created by statute and reflects a broad and diverse representation of stakeholders that bring expertise in domestic and sexual violence services. The Council advises the OR Attorney General and the OR Department of Justice of how this fund should be allocated.
Tri-County Sexual Assault Task Force
The Tri-County SATF was formed in 1999 as part of a burgeoning statewide movement to rethink and reshape the way Oregon communities respond to sexual assault. The Tri-County SATF was formed in order to improve services to rape and sexual assault survivors in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas Counties. The population in this area is very mobile and services often overlap, it was important to address asexual assault as a regional issue. Currently the Tri-County SATF focuses on providing quarterly free training regarding Advanced Sexual Assault and Rape information.
PREA Steering Committee & Workgroup:
PREA – Prison Rape Elimination Act. The PREA Steering Committee was formed February, 2006. The purpose of the Prison Rape Elimination Act Work Group is to facilitate the dissemination of information regarding the implementation, enforcement, requirements and scope of PREA on behalf of individuals who are in the custody or under the supervision of the criminal or juvenile justice systems.
History of PREA:
In 2004 the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was signed into law, in an effort to address the long-standing problems that prisons, jails and other detention facilities have had with sexual assault. PREA supports the elimination, reduction and elimination of sexual assault and rape within the corrections systems by: