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Sample Mission, Goal Statement, and Objectives for Community Coalitions

Mission, goals, and objectives may vary, depending on the needs of the community and dynamics among coalition members. The following furnishes a sample of each.


The coalition's mission is to provide comprehensive services to victims and survivors during the judicial process.


The coalition's goal is to minimize retraumatization of victims and survivors who participate in the judicial process.


The coalition's objectives are to—

  • Provide multidisciplinary services in a safe and comfortable environment for survivors and victims who are eligible to view the CCTV broadcasts.
  • Offer standardized victim services at multiple CCTV sites, with consideration for existing community circumstances.
  • Develop a communication plan to address victims' needs in relation to the services being provided by the coalition.
  • Collaborate with the U.S. Attorney's Office to assist victims with travel and transportation to the trial site.

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