Grant Project Kickoff
Strengthening community response to sexual assault and abuse.
On March 29th, local law enforcement, along with the Nobles County Attorney’s office and the Southwest Crisis Center, will embark on a two-year project to develop and strengthen the response by law enforcement, prosecution, and survivor services to combat sexual violence crimes.
The intended result is to benefit survivors of sexual violence through the implementation of comprehensive strategies addressing sexual violence that are sensitive to the needs and safety of victims and hold offenders accountable for their crimes.
The five main objectives to improve the response to sexual violence include: forging lasting partnerships between the criminal justice system and survivor advocacy organizations, professional development trainings, developing and adopting victim-centered engagement protocols, expanding wrap-around services available to survivors and providing outreach about the social/economic/health/legal impact of sexual violence to undeserved immigrant/refugee populations.