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Coordinated Community Response (CCR)

March 2019 Webinar

Coordinated Community Response (CCR)

A CCR is a multifaceted and coordinated effort to accomplish a unified goal. By engaging a broad representation of community stakeholders a CCR takes BOLD steps towards changing a community’s acceptance of gender based violence. 

This webinar discusses the foundations supporting the development of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to examine how our communities address violence (sexual violence, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and stalking).  A CCR initiative is led by the CCR Team, and through the initiative shift social norms, behaviors and expectations about gender violence.

After this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Understand what is needed to define their community and enlist a CCR Team

  • Identify the four foundational aspects needed to create, implement  a successful CCR

  • Engage their community in the CCR initiative

Free for members / $25 for non-members


Monica Bies, Child, Youth and Family Intervention Specialist/END Violence Program Manager

Monica Bies is a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working in a non-profit organization that partnered with Boston Public Schools to provide a range of mental health services for students and families facing numerous challenges. She has held various roles in school-based work including the provision and implementation of services ranging from individual therapy to leading initiatives to create positive and trauma sensitive school environments. Monica has a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work with students, families, community providers, and schools to make prevention/intervention services accessible to students and families. She is comfortable with navigating school systems and sensitive to the many demands placed on administrators and teachers (academic demands and the demand to incorporate needed services into the school day). Ms. Bies loves working with people, finding solutions, and building programs that are effective and sustainable.

Mary Hillsman, PhD, Youth Technical Assistance Program Manager, Center on Domestic Violence

Mary joined the Center on Domestic Violence at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver in August 2018 as the youth technical assistance program manager. In this role, she provides technical assistance to Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men-grantees on implementing effective prevention and intervention strategies for youth victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking. Mary has worked and advocated on behalf of battered women and children for over twenty-five years. Mary began this work volunteering and then as executive director of the Women’s Crisis Center. Alongside her work at the Crisis Center she served as board co-chair for the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence and board member of Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault as well as a member on other state and local boards. More recently, Mary worked on the Teen Sexual Assault Initiative and supported first generation college bound teens through the Daniel’s Fund.  Mary continued advocating on behalf of battered women as a consultant and trainer for non-profit, governmental, and corporate organizations. 

Earlier Event: March 26
Life$avings at University of Michigan
Later Event: March 28
Life$avings at Stockton University