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This electronic publication, or "e-pub," has been designed to provide comprehensive information in a convenient form, with basic information about establishing a coalition and carrying out a plan to serve victims in successive steps. Supporting information, attachments, and forms are linked to these sections where appropriate.
This overview is followed by a section that explains the value of providing "Safe Havens" to victims of mass crime. The following section on building a coalition explains the steps to creating an effective coalition, from naming major roles to securing financial support. The next two sections are devoted to recruiting volunteers and setting up task forces to carry out the work of the coalition.
Although an effective community coalition is highly recommended, a limited service model is included that describes a strategy for providing services when there is not time to plan and develop a coalition.
Users are encouraged to provide feedback to OVC about this publication's usefulness regarding both its content and format.