In the next five years, DCRCC will be launching the following programs. Be on the lookout!
DC Rape Crisis Center Task Forces
DC Rape Crisis Center will establish task forces and committees to work on special projects or support ongoing initiatives of the Coalition. Participating in a Task Force gives members the opportunity to identify and respond to root causes at a broad policy level directly impacting quality of life of communities, serving as a voice powering consent; and strengthening DCRCC’s influence in a variety of issue areas affecting our communities.
These task forces and committees are made up predominantly of alumni-volunteers, and community members. DCRCC will be seeking volunteers to staff Task Forces. Each task force is charged with reviewing budget implications related to sexual assault; identifying trends and research pertaining to social conditions, support services, healthy relationships, education, early intervention, justice procedures and advocacy, and assembling a set of legislative recommendations on how best to prevent and address violence and meet the needs of survivors. Each group has an appointed chairperson, as well as a liaison on the DCRCC Advisory Board. Task Forces convene monthly to formulate a response to social justice issues that intersect with sexual violence.
Members will commit to meeting once a month to discuss issues and inform strategy along with attending and participating in briefings and hearings relevant to their issue area.
DC Rape Crisis Center Faith Chapters
DCRCC will partner with communities of faith (churches, synagogues, temples, etc.) to provide resources and insight in creating safe spaces to discuss and respond to issues surrounding the dynamics of sexual assault. Communities of faith choose to build a formalized relationship with DCRCC. This can include exchanging training, space, volunteers, growth opportunities, and networks intended to power a culture of consent. Each Faith Chapter will receive training and technical assistance from DCRCC that will provide resources and tools to amplify the voices and impact of communities of faith. This partnership will certify communities of faith as ‘safe spaces’ to engage a response to survivors.