Buncombe County's Coordinated Community Response utilizes evidence based, best practice models from across the nation. To the goal of this community wide approach is to reduce incidence of domestic and sexual violence in Buncombe County. The coordinated community response pulls together law enforcement, the courts, social work, community agencies and health care providers to address domestic violence from multiple angles.
Cross System Dialogue
Improving communication within and across partner agencies to improve our response to domestic and sexual violence.
Increasing community awareness, developing skills and preventing violence.
- The eNOugh Campaign - public education campaign aimed at increasing awareness and community engagement.
- Primary Prevention - creating new and utilizing existing programs to prevent domestic and sexual violence in our community. Programs include Our VOICE’s Bar Outreach and Triple P
- Community Training - from training healthcare providers how to screen for intimate partner violence to training service providers on the long term impacts of violence on children.
Improving services to victims and survivors to support their healing.
- Buncombe County Family Justice Center — co-locating and integrating victim services providers to create a comprehensive, one-stop model to meet victim needs and increase safety
High Risk Interventions
Identifying and intervening in higher risk domestic violence situations.
- Danger Assessments — determining the level of danger an abused women has of being killed by her intimate partner
- Lethality Assessment Program - identifying victims of domestic violence who are at the highest risk of being seriously injured or killed by their intimate partners, and immediately connecting them to the local domestic violence service program
- High Risk Team - offender and victim interventions for situations with the highest risk of lethality
Engaging individuals in behavior change to reduce violence.
- Batterers Intervention Programs — counseling, educating, and connecting domestic violence offenders to needed resources to stop domestic violence
- Electronic Monitoring — court ordered monitoring of high risk offenders to improve victim
- Focused Deterrence — working with offenders to engage in services and prevent reoffending