Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $119,922)
In May 2013, OVC released the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services Final Report. The Vision 21 initiative examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States. The initiative was the first comprehensive assessment of the field in nearly 15 years. The FY 2015 Vision 21 Innovation Grants: Enhancing and Transforming Services for Victims of Crime solicitation furthers the goals of Vision 21 through 8 purpose areas. Purpose area #1 (State Strategic Planning) focusses on developing, enhancing supporting, and/or institutionalizing a cross-cutting strategic planning process at the local, tribal, and state levels, involving all stakeholders, including crime victims.
Under this OVC-funded state strategic planning effort, the End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic (END ABUSE), in partnership with the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA), will develop a statewide real-time strategy to effect change in the capacity of WI domestic and sexual violence organizations to serve victims/survivors in the 21st century. Specifically, END ABUSE will: identify and minimize fragmentation and silos to enhance coordination and collaboration, maximizing services to victims; develop strategies for proactive thinking and responses to address changing societal conditions and circumstances impacting DV/SA organizations and the victims whom they serve; and build upon services models to incorporate social justice and social change frameworks to promote innovation. CA/NCF