Coordinated Community Response Team Goals

CCRT Goal 1:

By the end of Year 1, Walsh University will have established a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) for the Cavalier Safeguard Initiative and will have worked collaboratively to define and achieve its purpose and articulate its specific action steps in order to develop an effective team that works together to accomplish the components outlined in our strategic plan by the end of Year 2.

CCRT Goal 2:

By the end of Year 1, Walsh University will review Core Team and work group efforts and progress in order to achieve by the end of Year 2, an established schedule and process to evaluate Core Team and work group effectiveness and progress toward goals.

CCRT Goal 3:

By the end of year 2, Walsh will have in place a more comprehensive set of definitions, policies and procedures that clearly define and address situations involving gender-based violence. 

Comprehensive Prevention Goals

Comprehensive Prevention Goal 1:

By the end of year 2, Walsh will increase preventative education on campus to include an evidence-based and/or research-informed sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking prevention program that will be mandatory for 100% of the incoming freshmen and transfer students and encouraged for all students on campus.

Comprehensive Prevention Goal 2:

By the end of year 2, Walsh will increase faculty and staff involvement with awareness and preventative education on campus by providing opportunities for staff/faculty to engage in prevention activities and by encouraging them to include educational opportunities and classroom initiatives on SADDVS topics.

Comprehensive Prevention Goal 3:

By the end of year 2, Walsh’s comprehensive preventative education efforts will include the development of a student-organization Students United! to End Gender-Based Violence, which partners with campus service and program providers to support the presentation of SADDVS prevention programming. This includes, but is not limited to, supporting the Cavalier Safeguard Initiative programming and Athletics’ "It’s on Us" NCAA initiative with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. 

Student Conduct Goals

Student Conduct Goal 1:

By the end of year 2, our campus will have a more publicized, comprehensive and defined set of protocols that provide clear expectations for all students, staff and faculty when responding to gender-based violence on campus, and illustrate access to available resources.

Student Conduct Goal 2:

By the end of year 2, our campus will provide training for members of the campus community involved with the student conduct and resolution process (i.e. administrators, hearing officers, conduct boards, appellate, etc.) specific to best practices as it relates to issues of SADDVS. This includes adding training and development related to trauma-informed practices and varying cultural considerations. 

Law Enforcement Goals

Law Enforcement Goal 1:

By the end of year 1, Walsh will have identified and selected appropriate training for law enforcement to include sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking so that by the end of Year 2, Walsh will increase the amount of training for campus police officers, resulting in 100% of officers who have actively participated in regular training on SADDVS violence crimes.

Law Enforcement Goal 2:

By the end of Year 1, Walsh University campus police policies and procedures will have been reviewed so that by the end of Year 2, Walsh University police department policies and procedures for responding to, writing of reports, investigating sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents will be more effective and trauma informed.

Law Enforcement Goal 3:

By the end of Year 1, the Walsh University Police department will have researched and developed an appropriate mechanism for the external community (or guests to campus) to report a citizen complaint or concern related to SADDVS incidents, so that by the end of Year 2, the public reporting mechanism will be operational and communicated appropriately to community members and visitors.

Law Enforcement Goal 4:

By the end of the planning year, Walsh University will have collaborated with the Ohio Historical Preservation Society (OHPS) and campus constituents in order to complete the necessary OHPS requirements to obtain their approval, and for submission to the OVW financial specialist, for the installation of Emergency Blue Lights (EBL) on the Walsh University campus during the summer of 2019. 

Victim Services Goals

Victim Services Goal 1:

By the end of Year 2, Walsh University will increase the available options for 24/7, confidential victim services and advocacy programs to members of the campus community that are inclusive of university and CCRT-approved response protocols and processes; and are accessible to all survivors of gender-based violence, including students with disabilities, male survivors, international and multicultural survivors.

Victim Services Goal 2:

By the end of Year 2, Walsh will have developed a comprehensive education campaign and strategies to ensure campus constituents are aware of the breadth of services available to them at Walsh University and within the greater community.

Victim Services Goal 3:

By the end of Year 2, to work with the CCRT to ensure responders, investigators and those impacted by incidents of gender-based violence (including co-survivors), receive trauma-informed services training to increase the campus and community's capacity to respond to victims appropriately.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-WA-AX-0012 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.