Prevention Work @ Goucher: CCRT

Formed in 2017, the Goucher Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) is the result of Goucher’s partnership with the BRAVE Baltimore consortium, a team of nine local colleges that received a grant via the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women.*

The CCRT is a diverse group of staff and faculty from various departments across the college. In alignment with BRAVE’s goals of broadening campus/community engagement and creating effective responses to sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking, CCRT’s mission is to be invested, influential community members who assist in fostering a culture that is unified in the prevention and response to gender-based violence.

Values 

CCRT’s guiding words are the college’s community principles. The descriptions below reflect how that community principle corresponds with CCRT’s work.

Responsibility

Foster an environment of on-going accountability and awareness by actively promoting safety and well-being for the campus community and beyond. 

Respect

Respect narratives, reactions, and responses to trauma while acknowledging that all survivors have their own experiences and processes. Recognize and rely on our different entry points, lenses, experiences and expertise as members of CCRT.

Service & Social Justice

Acknowledge that a) sexual assault is about power, b) marginalized communities are most affected by sexual assault, and c) activism can be an important healing tool for survivors; therefore, we must make sure our processes are equitable by engaging allies and by moving past personal and interpersonal challenges to attain clarity in institutional and structural support.

Inclusion

Acknowledge and affirm that gender-based violence is embedded in systems of power that include racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, and homophobia.

Communication

Be aware of victim-blaming; respect confidentiality; foster an appropriate, non-judgmental space; and listen to understand.

*This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-WA-AX-0028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The information on this page does not necessarily reflect the opinions, findings, and recommendations of this federal entity.