Office for Victims of Crime
Community-level Replication Guide
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Step 1. Partnering

For me the highlight was the level of cooperation with the police departments we worked with and their willingness to sit at the table and proceed. What we share is a caring about the issue and a respect from both sides.
—Lois Galgay Reckitt
Family Crisis Services, Portland, Maine

It takes many people working together to create lasting change in a community. All of the steps in this project are important, but investing time on this first one—developing partnerships with others committed to this work—lays a strong foundation for improving services to crime victims with disabilities. Developing connections with the right partners from the start can make all the efforts to follow easier and more effective.

Step 1 involves the following tasks:

Note: Unless otherwise specified, the terms “partner” and “partnership” refer to project partners and could include members of collaborative partnerships or advisory committees.