Coordinated Community Response Team for preventing sexual violence
The Coordinated Community Response Team provides campus with education, safety and prevention efforts to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Augustana College received a grant for $298,827 from the Department of Justice to launch the program in March 2021. The grant requires that Augustana develop a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) of campus and community stakeholders to focus on prevention efforts.
Program director Zachary Draves works with others from across campus to coordinate and enhance Augustana’s response. He also works with victim services, law enforcement and student conduct experts.
He aims to enhance mandatory prevention and education programs for incoming students, and promote sexual violence prevention strategies and bystander intervention programs.
Draves' office is in Sorensen Hall, Room 146, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-794-7687.
The Coordinated Community Response Team of Augustana College is a collaborative body of campus and community experts who provide the campus community with inclusive, culturally competent and trauma-focused education, safety and prevention efforts to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
How students can help
In addition to news about related events and workshops, students will receive more information in the fall semester on the following opportunities:
Augustana students who are trained to provide accurate, accessible and helpful information to prevent sexual violence. Peer educators provide workshops and host events on bystander intervention, healthy relationships and consent.
Student-athlete peer educators
Augustana student athletes who are trained to provide accurate, accessible and helpful information to prevent sexual violence. They provide workshops and host events on bystander intervention, healthy relationships and consent.
It's On Us regional advisor
Regional advisors serve as the overarching leadership role for each region. Communications from the national level are distributed by the It's On Us director of campus organizing to regional advisors, who communicate to campus organizers and chapter presidents. Regional advisors will be responsible for hosting regular conference calls with the members of their region as well as regular one-on-one check-ins with the director of campus organizing. Learn more about becoming a regional advisor.
Take Back the Night chapter
Through its chapters and events, Take Back the Night unites activists and survivors in more than 30 countries and 1,000 communities. Each chapter has its own goal for raising awareness, providing advocacy and effecting change. Chapters hold at least two events per year: one to raise awareness and one to fundraise for the foundation. Chapters and their members global virtual events, receive newsletters, and share with the entire membership.