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Domestic violence training for rural counties now open for registration

The Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR) is a free, year-long training program that is available to teams of three—a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, and advocate—from rural, under-resourced Texas counties who are motivated to improve their systemic response to domestic violence through the creation of Coordinated Community Responses.

ICCR was created in 2018 to address the epidemic of domestic violence in rural Texas. One in three Texas women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime, and in rural communities, twice as many women report more frequent and severe violence than their urban counterparts. Texas will never be a safe place for victims until we ensure every corner of our great state has access to consistent, high-quality domestic violence training and resources.

Each year, ICCR selects six teams from rural, under-resourced Texas counties, made up of three “fellows” each (law enforcement officer, prosecutor, and advocate). The training year begins and ends at the Conference on Crimes Against Women and includes 12 months of webinars, in-person trainings, eLearning, resources, networking opportunities, and technical assistance.

Applications for the 2021 ICCR Cohort are due by November 30, 2020. Apply by clicking on THIS LINK.

For ore information about ICCR, click HERE.