Campus Technical Assistance

Campus Technical Assistance

The Center on Domestic Violence is pleased to serve as a technical assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant program. As part of this program, we provide comprehensive training and support to college and university campuses funded through the OVW “Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus” program in the following areas:

  • Training and support for the development, maintenance, and assessment of coordinated community response (CCR) teams;
  • Creating CCR teams that are inclusive, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed;
  • Building capacity on CCR teams to enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of campus violence prevention and response programs; and
  • Building capacity of Project Coordinators and Directors to effectively facilitate multidisciplinary campus-based teams and campus and community partnerships.

Technical assistance can be delivered by phone, email, video conference, or in-person and includes but is not limited to assistance and consultation for:

  • Determining the composition, structure, and leadership of the CCR Team;
  • Developing agendas, meeting structures, and strategic priorities for the CCR Team;
  • Building campus and community partnerships;
  • Identifying conflict resolution strategies;
  • Negotiating power dynamics on campus or in the community;
  • Creating brands and consistent messaging for CCR Team efforts; and
  • Integrating and sustaining CCR Team efforts.

In addition to training and consultations, we develop resources and products that assist colleges and universities in addressing gender-based violence on an institutional level.

What is a Coordinated Community Response?

An effective and comprehensive strategy to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college and university campuses requires a coordinated community response (CCR) – engagement and active participation from key stakeholders across campus and throughout the community. These individuals come together as a CCR Team to identify unique campus needs, create a plan for addressing those needs, and monitor implementation of that plan. Research and practice confirm that the engagement of multiple entities is required to make the kind of broad cultural shifts necessary to effectively meet the needs of survivors, hold offenders accountable and prevent future incidents of gender-based violence.

Effective CCR Teams:

  1. Engage key stakeholders from the campus and community including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community partners;
  2. Ensure a timely, culturally relevant and respectful response to sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking; and
  3. Maintain consistent, multi-tiered, and coordinated prevention and intervention strategies through shared oversight and interagency/office/department cooperation.

What if we already have other campus-based response teams in place?

CCR Teams are not the same as other campus response teams that may already be in place on campus, such as Title IX compliance teams or sexual assault response teams that are activated when critical incidents occur. These teams differ from a CCR Team in that the CCR Team looks holistically at the university/college environment, focusing its efforts on creating an overall campus culture where gender-based violence is not tolerated.

Resources for Campus-Based CCR Teams:

Addressing Gender-Based Violence on College Campuses: A Comprehensive Model

This resource is designed to help campuses build coordinated community response systems that more effectively address gender-based violence (GBV) as serious offenses; ensure survivor safety and offender accountability; and implement comprehensive and culturally relevant prevention strategies. Produced in collaboration with the Office on Violence Against Women and the Campus Program Technical Assistance Provider Team and released on February 27, 2017

Navigating Confidentiality in Campus-Based Coordinated Community Response Teams Webinar

This webinar focuses on preparing campus-based CCR teams to understand the impact of privacy and confidentiality on campus climate and survivor recovery, comply with federal law and professional norms around information sharing, and to communicate effectively about violence on campus within the boundaries of professional confidentiality norms. Presented by Alicia Aiken from The Confidentiality Institute in collaboration with University of Colorado Denver Center on Domestic Violence on April 4, 2017

Un/Healthy Masculinity on Campus: “Engaging Men” is not Just about Students (*link coming soon!)

In this webinar we explore an alternate approach to engaging men and framing masculinity. We discuss how CCR Teams can conceptualize masculinity as a person’s unhealthy/healthy behaviors, rather than as a person’s unhealthy/healthy identity. To do this we use the readiness-to-change model and consider how it can be implemented both within your CCRT itself and with your broader campus programming. Presented by Drew Rizzo from the University of New Hampshire in collaboration with University of Colorado Denver Center on Domestic Violence on September 22, 2016.

A Discussion on Communities: Who are the Underserved, Unserved, and Inadequately Served Populations in your Campus Community and Ensure Their Voices are at the Table Webinar.

During this webinar, presenters discuss ways we can better identify communities in need, how to build better relationships, and what our barriers in reaching them are. People don’t come with barriers the way institutions and organizations do. Most services and programs have some components set up to deal with community-specific barriers, but we have to shift our thinking from perceived “deficits” and turn the lens inward on overall programming and craft services that truly serve the full spectrum of needs that people in our constituencies, authentically. Presented by Rebecca Balog from Women of Color Network, Inc. in collaboration with University of Colorado Denver Center on Domestic Violence on May 25, 2016.

From Theory to Practice: Using an Intersectional Framework to Guide the Work of Campus-Based Coordinated Community Response Teams

The purpose of this webinar is to establish a foundational understanding of how an intersectional framework and approach can strengthen campus-based Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRT). Presented by Pierre Berastain from the National Latin@ Network at Casa de Esperanza and Barbara Paradiso from the Center on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado on September 20, 2017.


To learn more about the CDV Campus Training and Technical Assistance Program, contact Shannon Collins at 303-315-2319 or