Application & Eligibility

Eligible Counties

Texas counties with a population of up to 50,000 are eligible for CCR support. Exceptions may apply for populations up to 60,000 if an argument can be made for rurality and lack of resources.

Click here to view past ICCR counties. If your county has already participated in ICCR, reach out to info@instituteccr.org to learn more about opportunities for support.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Team Members

Applying teams must include each of the following practitioners:

  • Community Advocate: Advocate based in a domestic violence services agency*
  • Law Enforcement Officer: May be from the Sheriff’s Office or any Police Department within your county
  • Prosecutor: Prosecutor from County or District Attorney’s Office

Teams are welcome to include up to two additional criminal justice system stakeholders in their application (ie. Probation, victim advocacy coordinator, dispatcher, judicial representative, etc.). The inclusion of additional team members will not affect the likelihood of your application’s acceptance.

Each team member will submit their own piece of the application, which will then be grouped with the rest of the teams. We encourage teams to apply EARLY! Applications will not be considered complete until all three individuals have completed their portion.

* Many rural counties are served by domestic violence agencies that are not within their own county limits. If you are not sure which domestic violence agency serves your county, click here. Even if your county’s domestic violence agency is not within your county limits, they are still eligible to participate on your team. If you need assistance connecting with an advocate, please reach out to director@instituteccr.org.

Support of Agency Head

Applicants are required to secure the support of the head of their agency/department via Letter of Support. If your team is accepted, agency heads will also be asked to participate in the Community Needs Assessment prior to the beginning of your cohort (click here for further details).

Duration at Agency

We ask that all applicants plan, in good faith, to be at their current agency through the duration of the ICCR cohort year.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ICCR FELLOWS

If your team is accepted, each fellow is expected to actively participate in ICCR activities for a full year (beginning in May), in addition to some pre-work requirements (January-April). The cohort year is flexible and built to accommodate a variety of schedules and workloads.

At a minimum, applicants should ensure they have the time and capacity to commit to the following, if accepted:

  • Participate in a Community Needs Assessment between January-May before the ICCR year begins.
  • Attend the Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas in May (registration, travel, and lodging costs are covered by ICCR).
  • Attend two-hour monthly meetings with team members from June-May, actively working to create your Coordinated Community Response.
  • Complete an evaluative interview at the beginning and end of your ICCR year, and each year following in order to remain eligible for ongoing ICCR support.
Apply Here

The 2023 ICCR Cohort Request for Applications will open in late summer and will close on November 18, 2022. Acceptance decisions will be made in December.

Click here to be notified when the Request for Applications is open.