|Coalition Roles and Responsibilities
An effective coalition depends on many peoplefederal representatives, trained volunteers, and othersto successfully provide Safe Haven services to the affected victims. Coalition leaders include the
- U.S. Attorney's Office: An Assistant U.S. Attorney is assigned to ensure compliance with legal responsibilities to the victims and to serve as a contact among victims, the prosecution team, and the coalition.
- Federal Security Administrator: The CCTV sites may be designated extensions of the courtroom, so the U.S. Marshals Service may be responsible for providing protection to the victims. This representative should be an integral part of security planning, along with local law enforcement agencies.
- Local Site Coordinator: This person has the primary responsibility for implementing the service plan. He or she is the main point of contact for coalition members, volunteers, victims, the court, and the media. The coordinator establishes task forces to implement aspects of planning, as needed.