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Getting Started--Meeting a Need
  Why Collaborate?
  Benefits of

  Consequences of
   Failing To

  Benefits of

  Coalition Roles and

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Setting Up a Safe Haven for Victims
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Building Your Coalition
Developing Task Forces
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Coalition Roles and Responsibilities

An effective coalition depends on many people—federal representatives, trained volunteers, and others—to 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.

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