Connecting the dots: An evaluation of Worcester’s coordinated community response network to end domestic violence in Worcester, Massachusetts

Title: Connecting the dots: An evaluation of Worcester’s coordinated community response network to end domestic violence

Author: Getto, Erica Leigh

Date: May 2010

Description: Master’s Paper, Clark University, Department of International Development, Community and Environment

This paper evaluates the current successes and challenges of the Coordinated Community Response Network (CCRN), which is an active coalition of organizations and institutions in Worcester, Massachusetts working to respond to and end domestic violence. The author reviews best practices of response networks in other parts of the U.S. and supplies data obtained from both semi-informal interviews with CCRN members and from participant observation at CCRN roundtable meetings. Five key successes and challenges are identified along with recommendations for further operation of the network in pursuit of their mission.

Keywords: domestic violence, refugees, community response network

Cataloged by: Amy Totten/ B. J. Perkins

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