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Thanks, Allison – and good afternoon everybody, I’m thrilled to be with you all nearly right this moment for the general public launch of two new assets from the Workplace on Violence In opposition to Ladies (OVW): the Nationwide Violence In opposition to Ladies Legislation Enforcement Coaching and Technical Help Consortium – or, LETTAC for brief – and the Home Violence Useful resource for Rising Security and Connection, or “DV RISC.”
Decreasing violent crime is a prime precedence for the Division of Justice, and combating home violence and sexual assault are essential elements of the division’s complete technique to scale back violent crime.
We can not cut back, forestall or finish violence with out offering regulation enforcement businesses with the instruments, coaching and assets they want.
That is why I’m proud to introduce LETTAC, a brand new instrument to assist regulation enforcement businesses finest reply to, examine and in the end forestall home violence and intimate associate violence by delivering progressive and evolving coaching and technical help to grantees and the sphere in a extra environment friendly, efficient method.
LETTAC is grounded in a dedication to help regulation enforcement to allow them to higher serve victims and survivors. It supplies regulation enforcement – together with police and sheriffs’ places of work in addition to prosecutors, civilian employees and campus police – with the flexibility to answer intimate associate violence and home violence circumstances in a trauma-informed, survivor-centered method.
Home violence and sexual assault calls could be difficult and harmful, so setting regulation enforcement up for fulfillment earlier than responding to those calls is critically essential for the security of officers and civilians. LETTAC may even present help for underserved communities, together with these in rural and tribal jurisdictions.
I’m additionally honored to introduce DV RISC, a nationwide useful resource middle particularly designed to assist jurisdictions forestall home violence homicides. Home violence murder discount should be complete, equitable and meet the distinctive wants of regulation enforcement businesses and the communities they serve.
DV RISC helps jurisdictions meet this problem: it consists of all kinds of instruments for multi-disciplinary groups excited by growing or enhancing their responses to home violence incidents of their group – for instance, instruments that may help in evaluating danger and lethality. By offering evaluation and customised help, DV RISC will assist determine and implement methods that work – methods that save lives of our neighbors, pals and family members.
Importantly, DV RISC is led and knowledgeable by people who’ve been impacted by intimate associate violence and home violence homicides. Centering survivors’ voices is essential for this work to be efficient.
You will need to additionally acknowledge that that is the final full week of Teen Courting Violence Consciousness and Prevention Month. Sadly, we all know that too many younger individuals witness and expertise intimate associate violence of their houses and faculties. That’s the reason these assets are essential to maintaining our houses and communities safer.
On the Division of Justice, we’re dedicated to the security of our communities. By remodeling coaching and technical help – making it simpler for regulation enforcement to acquire required coaching, maximizing assets, minimizing duplication and selling collaboration – LETTAC helps the division’s effort to scale back violent crime, and OVW’s mission to finish home violence, courting violence, sexual assault and stalking.
I wish to thank OVW’s Bettering Felony Justice Responses Program crew, the Institute for Intergovernmental Analysis, the Middle for Courtroom Innovation, AEquitas, Ujima, and Esperanza United for his or her devoted work and collaboration on these assets.
And thanks all for the work you do to assist survivors and shield and serve your communities on daily basis.
With that, I’ll flip it over to you, Darlene. Thanks once more.