The Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT) is a nationally recognized model of intervention that places an emphasis on identifying and providing coordinated, multi-disciplinary response to high-priority/high risk domestic violence cases. The Multnomah County DVERT is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice – Office on Violence Against Women, specifically, the Grants to Increase Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking. DVERT strives for a “best practices” model of interagency collaboration by coordinating several forms of intervention for domestic violence victims and offenders.
In this daylong workshop you will learn more about the benefits of using a DVERT Project model in your community, develop tools to use towards implementation of the DVERT model, and come away with an understanding of how collaborative community response to domestic violence can increase survivor safety/engagement and work to hold abusers accountable for their choices.
The morning portion of this workshop is delivered in an open format that welcomes information sharing and encourages discussion with attendees. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to break out into smaller groups to talk in a more focused format regarding specific tools for engaging survivors. There will be opportunities for small group work and creative collaboration around building a DVERT model across the State of Wisconsin.