The Institute for Coordinated Community Response (ICCR), a program of the Conference on Crimes Against Women, was created in 2018 to address the epidemic of domestic violence in rural Texas. One in three Texas women will experience intimate partner violence in her lifetime, and in rural communities—which make up 70% of the state of Texas—twice as many women report more frequent and severe violence than their urban counterparts. Texas will never be a safe place for victims until we ensure every corner of our great state has access to consistent, high-quality domestic violence training and resources.
Each year, ICCR selects six teams—made up of a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor, and a community advocate—from rural Texas counties through a competitive application process. The training year begins and ends at the Conference on Crimes Against Women and includes 12 months of webinars, in-person training, eLearning, resources, networking opportunities, and technical assistance.
ICCR is completely free for participants thanks to the generous support of the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation and the Moody Foundation.