About ICCR

The Institute for Coordinated Community Response is a free, year-long training and technical assistance program available to teams from rural Texas counties—made up of a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor, and a community advocate—who are motivated to improve their systemic response to domestic violence.

70% of Texas’ 254 counties are rural.

MISSION & HISTORY

The mission of the Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR) is to empower rural Texas counties to create and sustain their own unique Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic violence.

The Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR), a program of the Conference on Crimes Against Women, was created in 2018 to address the epidemic of domestic violence by empowering rural Texas counties to create and sustain their own unique Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to provide justice for victims and hold offenders accountable.

The Program

Each year, ICCR selects six teams—made up of a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor, and a community advocate—from rural Texas counties through a competitive application process. The training year begins and ends at the Conference on Crimes Against Women.

What We Do

Ensure all participants have comprehensive knowledge of domestic violence dynamics, collaboration skills, and effective CCR models.

Identify each community’s current systemic strengths and needs through the Praxis Best Practice Assessment (BPA), a structured review of current systemic response to domestic violence using checklists of core best practices.

Lay the foundation for an individualized, sustainable CCR in each community based on findings of their BPA.

THE ICCR DIFFERENCE

National expertise

Rural communities, with limited training funds and resources, have the opportunity to connect with and learn from national experts in the field of domestic violence at no cost.

Actionable training

Webinars and in-person trainings focus on specific, practical skills and tools that can be immediately acted on Against Women and includes 12 months of webinars, in-person trainings, eLearning, resources, networking opportunities, and technical assistance. and are crafted around the specific needs of participating communities.

Personalized solutions

There is no “one size fits all” approach to CCR work. ICCR gives communities the tools to take a deep dive into their own unique systems and develop a customized CCR that works best for them.

ICCR is completely free for participants thanks to the generous support of the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation and the Moody Foundation.

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