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									DEMONSTRATION GRANT GRID

Location               Christian County, KY
PRIORITY               Action Item                                                         Steps to Completion       Report Page # Key Leader   Priority   Quarter            Notes on Progress
RECOMMENDATIONS
1                      Increase and strengthen coordinated community response                                            32
                       efforts in Christian County, KY, Fort Campbell, KY, and
                       Montgomery County, TN. Ensure Command and community
                       political leader representation in these efforts. Develop
                       strategies to involve Oak Grove community leaders in the
                       Demonstration project.Simultaneously, establish a formal
                       Military/Civilian Coordinating Council among representatives                                                                                                    this is an on-going
                       of Christian County, KY, Fort Campbell, KY, and Montgomery                                                                                            recommendation, We are
                       County, TN, to meet regularly to implement the next phase of                                                                                   continuing to work together and
                       the Demonstration Project, including all other
                       recommendations detailed in the body of this report.
                                                                                                                                                                     learn about each other's barriers
                                                                                                                                                                       to making this truly a combined
                                                                                                                                                                         effort of all three jurisdictions.
2                      Provide accessible advocacy services to military-related                                          32                                            The office in Oak Grove Ky was
                       victims who live in Oak Grove, KY, a community which is
                       located right outside the gates of Fort Campbell. This office                                                                                  opened officiall in January 2008.
                       will be a collaborative project with Sanctuary and the Fort                                                                                        Sanctuary staffs the office 37
                       Campbell Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Program, to                                                                                           hours weekly and we are waiting
                       better serve the many military victims residing in that                                                                                       for the MOU approal from JAG to
                       community.
                                                                                                                                                                            cover the remaining hours .
6                      Provide annual training for criminal justice professionals in the                                 32
                       three jurisdictions to keep them informed of recent changes in
                       policy and law.                                                                                                                                    Training is scheduled 9/8/08
9                      Identify systemic barriers and institutional practices that lead                                  32
                       to low prosecution rates in Christian and Montgomery
                       counties and through development of collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                         We continue to review thes barriers,
                       relationships, propose meaningful and achievable remedies.
                                                                                                                                                                       changes inpersonnel have made this a
                                                                                                                                                                                very challenging assignment




Christian County, KY                                                                                             1                                                                              [as of July 2008]
ORDER OF PROTECTION    Action Item                                                    Steps to Completion                              Report Page # Key Leader      Priority   Quarter              Notes on Progress
APPLICATION
Recommendation 1.      A. Create Brochure for outlying communities                    Determine Contents of brochure                        50       Sanctuary
                                                                                      Determine where brochures will be located             50
                                                                                                                                                                                              Done--Brochures are handed ourt by
                                                                                      Determine who to contact when leaving                 50                                              voctimsadvocates and placed in public
                                                                                      brochures                                                                                           places, banks, restrooms, resturants etc.

                       B. Signage for Christian County Courthouse directing victims   Discuss Signage                                       50       Sanctuary
                       where to file Emergency Orders of Protection
                                                                                      Determine Best Location                               50                                                                outside Clerk's ofice
                                                                                      Clear with appropriate Entities                       50                                                approved by steve Tribble Co. Judge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         executive
                                                                                      Obtain Approval of Signage                            50
                                                                                      Order Sign                                            50                                                           sign has not been ordered



Recommendation 2.      Eligibility Requirements to file Emergency Protection Orders   Clearly define eligibility requirements               50       Judge Jim           A        2nd     Completed. Judge Adams has spoken
                                                                                                                                                     Adams                                with the clerks about making
                                                                                                                                                                                          determiniations of who can file and who
                                                                                                                                                                                          can not.
                                                                                      Determine what happens in questioning                 50
                                                                                      Review with Clerks & Superior of Clerks               50


Recommendation 3.      Oak Grove Transport Victims After Hours                        Update 7/20/08 We were assured that                   50       Jason Holland                        Jason Holland to work with Oak Grove
                                                                                      transportaton for victims after hours is being                                                      Police Department to deterimine what
                                                                                      done by Milton Pery Oak Grove Police Chiel                                                          the issues are with transporting victims.


Recommendation 4.      Distinct Form to add to Emergency Protection Orders to                                                               50       Judge Lynch                          Not add form at this time, just add lines
                       identify Military                                                                                                                                                  to current form asking Who are you
                                                                                                                                                                                          employed by? What unit are you in? Do
                                                                                                                                                                                          you want the military notified?

Recommendation 5.      Military Status of Offender                                    Determine current process                             51       Judge Lynch                          Not add form at this time, just add lines
                                                                                                                                                                                          to current form asking Who are you
                                                                                                                                                                                          employed by? What unit are you in? Do
                                                                                                                                                                                          you want the military notified?
                                                                                      Change process to include ID of military (M           51
                                                                                      Stamp)
                                                                                      Train CCSO & HPD on updates to process                51
                                                                                      Ensure EPO served before Command notified             51




Christian County, KY                                                                                               2                                                                                                    [as of July 2008]
                                                                                         Train CCSO & HPD on updates to process          51                                                                             Page 2




ORDER OF PROTECTION       Action Item                                                    Steps to Completion                        Report Page # Key Leader    Priority   Quarter              Notes on Progress
APPLICATION (Continued)


Recommendation 6.         Judge Informs Respondents On the Purchase or of the            Commonwealth Attorney Lynn Pryor to meet        51       Lynn Pryor                         Currently all judges are doing this except
                          turning over of firearms                                       with Judge Self and Atkins.                                                                 Judge Self and Atkins. Lynn Pryor will
                                                                                                                                                                                     follow up with them and make sure they
                                                                                                                                                                                     always ask this question.



Recommendation 7.         Create Process with Law Enforcement to help victims obtain     NA                                              51       Judge Lynch   NA                   This can not be done because property
                          personal property.                                                                                                                                         in question could be in the middle of
                                                                                                                                                                                     divorce proceedings. Only pesonal items,
                                                                                                                                                                                     children's items and medical items will be
                                                                                                                                                                                     allowed to be retrieved.


ORDER OF PROTECTION
VIOLATION
Recommendation 1.         Shorten turn-around time for enrollment in Domestic Violence                                                   83                                               Employees of Mental Health Center
                          Intervention Program. Currently 60 days, change to 10 days.                                                                                                      cannot shortne time due to staffing.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Have included this in ARREST grant

Recommendation 2.         Proceed with Prosecuting Cases when evidence is available                                                      83                                                  District Judge states that this is
                          but victim not.                                                                                                                                              unconstitional becaue of the rightof the
                                                                                                                                                                                               perpetrator to face his accuser

Recommendation 3.         Train police officers on understanding that an arrest on                                                       84                                           Included in ARREST grant submitted by
                          probable cause for violations of EOP can be made.                                                                                                                             City of Hopkinsville




Christian County, KY                                                                                              3                                                                                                [as of July 2008]
Recommendation 4.      County Clerks, County Attorney & Sanctuary inform victims of                                     84
                       all options & right to file Show Cause order or Forthwith Order
                       of Arrest with Family Court. Develop brochure to help victims
                                                                                                                                                                    95% of this is completed small wording
                       understand how EPO & DVO are enforced.
                                                                                                                                                                     changes need tobe made and the flyer
                                                                                                                                                                                      needs to be re-printed
Recommendation 5.      Respondents found guilty of contempt or criminal                                                 84
                       misdemeanor of a violation of EPO based on evidentiary
                       standard. Appropriate jail time, supervised probation &
                                                                                                                                                                       Christian County judges assured the
                       successful completion of a battering intervention program.
                                                                                                                                                                        Task Force that this is being done.

Recommendation 6.      Community awareness efforts about domestic violence should                                       84
                       be undertaken including Oak Grove to emphasize offender                                                                                         Sanctuary has distributed brochusres
                       accountably, victim safety & the role of law enforcement in                                                                                 regard services availableinthe Oak Grove
                       promoting these concepts.                                                                                                                       area. We have also written letters to
                                                                                                                                                                   community agencies re: our office in Oak
                                                                                                                                                                                               Grove.Page 3




INITIAL RESPONSE       Action Item                                                       Steps to Completion       Report Page # Key Leader   Priority   Quarter             Notes on Progress

Recommendation 1.      Review & Update
                                                                                                                                                                     * The former Hopkinsville Police Chief
                       A. Procedures for evidence collection at the scene                                               99                                          has stated that all these procedures are
                       B. Procedures for obtaining statements from all witnesses                                        99

                       C. Procedures & tools for risk & danger assessment.                                              99
                       D. Procedures for assessing & documenting the seriousness                                        99
                       of injuries/strangulation.
                       E. Procedures for addressing the welfare of children.                                            99
                       F. Procedures for responding to Gone on Arrivals                                                 99
                       G. Procedures for determining the predominant aggressor.                                         99


                       H. Clarification of the process to involve Domestic Violence                                     99
                       Unit investigators.                                                                                                                                                     not an option
                       I. Procedures for responding to verbal disputes.                                                 99
                       J. Guidance on completing domestic violence incident reports.                                    99




Christian County, KY                                                                                           4                                                                               [as of July 2008]
                           K. Procedures to ensure that Fort Campbell & the Family                                                                99
                           Advocacy Program are notified in domestic violence cases
                           involving service members.

                                                                                                                                                                                             In addition to the training planned for 9/8,
Recommendation 2.          Annual Training on offender accountability, victim safety &       Determine Training Curriculum                       100                                             we have included frequent training for
                           role of law enforcement                                                                                                                                             law enforcement in our ARREST grant.

Recommendation 3.          Determine how Oak Grove PD responds to foreign Orders of          7/20/08 Oak grove sys thtey are enforcing and       100
                           Protection & Warrant less Arrest                                  responding correctly to foregin po

CASE DISPOSITION &
MONITORING
Recommendation 1.          Improve Communication between Supervising Agencies,                                                                   137                                            The relationship amoung supervising
                           Court & Intervention Providers                                                                                                                                              agences has greatly improved

Recommendation 2.          Hire Probation Officer                                                                                                137                                                        no money availablefor this

Recommendation 3.          Deferred Adjudication should be applied instead of pre-trail                                                          137
                           diversions. This will promote greater offender accountability &                                                                                                        Have approached Christian County
                           increase victim safety.                                                                                                                                           judges with this idea but have not gotten
                                                                                                                                                                                                 an affirmative response, yet.Page 4

VICTIM SAFETY              Action Item                                                       Steps to Completion                             Report Page # Key Leader   Priority   Quarter            Notes on Progress
                                                                                                                                                                                             Have talked with several clergy toassess
Recommendation 1. Early    A. Clergy-Sanctuary to provide training to ministerial                                                                156                                                  interest in this type of training .
Assistance                 association on dynamics of domestic violence & assault                                                                                                                     Schedules are difficult. May do
                           issues.                                                                                                                                                                          betterwithindividual visits.
                           B. Primary Health Providers-Sanctuary will work with nursing                                                          157
                           students at the community college & provide literature in
                           clinics & doctors offices.

                           C. Schools-no recommendations                                                                                         157
                           D. Workplace-Provide domestic violence policies to Chamber                                                            158
                           of Commerce so available for employers.                                                                                                                                        will be completed by 9-30-08
                           E. Family & Friends-Sanctuary to increase brochures on                                                                158
                           domestic violence in Laundromats, hair salons, public                                                                                                             Distribute brochures in the community as
                           restrooms, daycare centers, health department & clinics.                                                                                                                                       time permits

Recommendation 2. Crisis   A. Hotline-Sanctuary will include in it's materials, phone                                                            159
Management                 numbers of the National Domestic Hotline & Sexual Assault
                           hotline & Fort Campbell Family Advocacy Program.                                                                                                                      Will include in our agency at the next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                printing




Christian County, KY                                                                                                   5                                                                                                   [as of July 2008]
                            B. Family Advocacy-Help victims to receive information &                                        159
                            support earlier. Need greater presence of Victim & Family
                            Advocates in Oak Grove. Fort Campbell & Hopkinsville to
                            establish an outreach office in Oak Grove that is visible &
                            accessible.                                                                                                                                    Oak Grove Office opened in Jan 08
                            C. Emergency Medical-Sanctuary to meet twice a year with                                        160
                            JSMC Director of Clinical Services to discuss hospital protocol
                            & victims rights. Sanctuary will conduct regular volunteer
                            trainings to increase the number of volunteers available to
                            respond to domestic assaults.
                                                                                                                                                                            Meeting set with hospitla in August
                            D. Emergency Shelter for Families-no recommendations.                                           161
                            E. Law Enforcement-Training offered to all law enforcement                                      161
                            personnel in the dynamics of domestic violence, specifically in
                            the area of determine predominant aggressor.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Included in Arrest grant
                            F. Criminal Justice-The Family Court Judge will be                                              161
                            approached to allow the Advocate to stand with victim in
                            court.                                                                                                                                                                       Done
                            G. Housing Male Victims-No recommendations.                                                     162                                                                         Page 5



Recommendation 2. Crisis    Action Item                                                       Steps to Completion       Report Page # Key Leader   Priority   Quarter           Notes on Progress
Management

                            H. Emergency Shelter-Sanctuary to thoroughly screen clients                                     162
                            for domestic violence & homelessness in order to make                                                                                          Screening process for Sanctuary in
                            appropriate referrals.                                                                                                                                                 improved.
                            I. Civil Justice-Unless familial relationship does not meet the                                 163
                            legislated criteria, Sanctuary recommends each petition to be
                            taken & delivered in person or by phone to the judge & let him
                            make the decision at to whether to issue or deny the EPO.
                            Sanctuary to provide training to the office personnel in the                                                                                   Talked with district and family court
                            Clerks offices.                                                                                                                             judges about thisin task force meeting.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Judges talked to clerks office

Recommendation 3. Support   A. Basic Needs-As funding permits Sanctuary will continue to                                    163
& Problem Solving           provide victims with emergency assistance.

                            B. Priority Planning for Homeless-No recommendations.                                           164

                            C. Counseling & Support Groups-No recommendations.                                              164




Christian County, KY                                                                                                6                                                                              [as of July 2008]
                            D. Children's Services-No recommendations                                                          165
                            E. Attorneys & Legal Services-Sanctuary will contact local                                         165                                            We have attemptedto develop a pro-
                            attorneys to inquire if they will donate pro bono hours to                                                                                        bono list. Attorney's are very careful
                            domestic violence victims. List will be created & provided for                                                                                  about what they committ to and do not
                            clients. Expand legal services will be a priority consideration in                                                                              want to take cases that will take much
                            grant writing for staff expansion.                                                                                                             time. We have had some luck is using
                                                                                                                                                                                        the attorney hired by KDVA
                            F. Financial Aid/Medical Aid-No recommendations.                                                   166
                            G. Transportation-Sanctuary will be a part of the larger                                           166
                            Chamber of Commerce initiative to establish public
                            transportation for the area.
                            H. Mental Health Services-Sanctuary will reach out to the                                          167
                            RESPOND Unit to determine a way to give priority response
                            to cases involving their clients to get them priority response.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Page 6




Support & Problem Solving   Action Item                                                          Steps to Completion       Report Page # Key Leader   Priority   Quarter           Notes on Progress
(Continued)

Recommendation 3.           I. Alcohol & Substance Abuse-Pennyroyal Mental Health is                                           167
                            developing a program for specifically for women addicted to
                            drugs & alcohol. Sanctuary staff provided input to the program
                            & Sanctuary Advocates will continue to consult with
                                                                                                                                                                           The Trigology will open late fall or early
                            Pennyroyal Mental Health on the program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              winter.
                            J. Bridge Housing-Continue the Safe Start Program with                                             168                                              Safe start vouchers are depleted
                            Kentucky Housing Authority & make sure 13 vouchers to                                                                                          presently, will contineu to use them as
                            continue to meet clients needs.                                                                                                                                 they become available

Recommendation 4.           A. Education-No recommendations.                                                                   169
Transitional Resources &
Long Term Needs
                            B. Job Training-Sanctuary will continue to monitor the                                             169
                            provision of assistance by other organizations to our clients.

                            C. Job Development-No recommendations.                                                             170
                            D. Subsidized Housing-No recommendations.                                                          170
                            E. Counseling & Support-No recommendations.                                                        170
                            F. Child Care-No recommendations.                                                                  171




Christian County, KY                                                                                                   7                                                                               [as of July 2008]
                        G. Legal Assistance/Advocacy-Hire at least one attorney,          171
                        either thru legal aid or Sanctuary who deals strictly with
                        domestic violence cases referred by other agencies.                                   No money at present

Recommendation 5.       A. Planning Bodies-No recommendations.                            172
Community Development


                        B. Human Service Councils-All key agencies in the Growing         173
                        Up Safe meeting should have a representative present &
                        briefed on cases to be discussed.
                        C. Task Forces-Helen Kinton to contact all members of the         173
                        task force & set time to meet & discuss new directions for
                        task force.                                                                                           done
                        D. CCR Demonstration Project-Those participating in the           173
                        Demonstration Grant Project need to design a plan to ensure
                        these existing relationships between community agencies are
                        maintained & new relationships are encouraged & developed.
                        This will be an on going process of communication.
                                                                                                we continue to work on this   age 7




Christian County, KY                                                                  8                               [as of July 2008]
                                                         REVISED     STEPS TO    REPORT            Priority
                                                                                                              Notes on Progress
   ITEM            RECOMMENDATION                                                         Agency
                                                     RECOMMENDATION COMPLETION   PAGE #            Quarter

                                                             TOP TEN RECOMMENDATIONS
          Increase and strengthen coordinated                                      32                         Once Ad Hoc members are identified
          community response efforts in Christian                                                             within the communities, regular meetings
          County, KY, Fort Campbell, KY, and                                                                  can be established to strengthen and
          Montgomery County, TN. Ensure                                                                       increase community response. Possible
          Command and community political                                                                     solution to increase OG participation
          leader representation in these efforts.                                                             would be to identify someone to serve on
                                                                                                              the Ad Hoc Committee.
          Develop strategies to involve Oak Grove
          community leaders in the Demonstration
          project. Simultaneously, establish a
    1     formal Military/Civilian Coordinating
          Council among representatives of
          Christian County, KY, Fort Campbell,
          KY, and Montgomery County, TN, to
          meet regularly to implement the next
          phase of the Demonstration Project,
          including all other recommendations
          detailed in the body of this report.

          Provide accessible advocacy services to                                  32                         Complete MOU with Sanctuary.
          military-related victims who live in Oak
          Grove, KY, a community which is
          located right outside the gates of Fort
          Campbell. This office will be a
    2     collaborative project with Sanctuary and
          the Fort Campbell Family Advocacy
          Victim Advocate Program, to better
          serve the many military victims residing
          in that community.




Fort Campbell                                                             9                                                         [as of July 31, 2008]
          Enhance the ability of Command, Family      Achieved   32   FTCKY
          Advocacy Program and the Magistrate’s
          Court to respond effectively to offenders
          through the provision of follow-up
          investigation by law enforcement on
          Post by creating a Domestic Violence
          Investigation Unit within the Fort
    3     Campbell Police. Provide regular and
          consistent domestic violence training to
          first responder officers who rotate
          through this assignment on a regular
          basis and revise the response protocol
          to allow for consultation as needed
          during the initial response to the scene.

          Increase legal representation of military              32
          and civilian clients in Montgomery
    4     County and surrounding Tennessee
          counties, who are seeking Orders of
          Protection.
          Establish a Memorandum of                              32   VAP,    Pending final revision with OSJA.
          Understanding among the Family                              OSJA
          Advocacy Program Victim Advocate
          Program, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the
    5     Staff Judge Advocate, Social Services,
          and the Magistrate’s Court to maintain
          the strengthened collaboration currently
          in place.
          Provide annual training for criminal                   32
          justice professionals in the three
    6     jurisdictions to keep them informed of
          recent changes in policy and law.




Fort Campbell                                              10                                        [as of July 31, 2008]
          Enhance and update the current                                                   32   FTCKY     Policy 7 will be revisited upon completion
          Command Policy Letter #7 regarding                                                              of CCR.
          domestic violence intervention and
          Command response to include, for
          example, improvements to the Orders of
    7     Protection process, strengthening
          communication between Command and
          Family Advocacy Program Victim
          Advocate Program, and other measures
          recommended in this report to assist
          victims and stop the violence
          Create a law enforcement process on                                  Achieved    32   FTCKY     An 1805 is issued with a MCA for
          Post that would require domestic                                                                incidents of DA
          violence offenders to appear in Court,
    8     rather than only citing and fining them
          and ensure consistent use of the
          process by first responders.
          Identify systemic barriers and                                                   32
          institutional practices that lead to low
          prosecution rates in Christian and
    9     Montgomery counties and through
          development of collaborative
          relationships, propose meaningful and
          achievable remedies.
          Engage the Board and staff of                                                    32
          SafeHouse (Clarksville, TN), to become
    10    an active partner in the local coordinated
          community response effort.

                                                             ORDER OF PROTECTION APPLICATION
          FCP & VAP will have regular briefings to                             Achieved-   58   VAP FCP
    1     MP's on process to obtain a MPO.                                     Ongoing
          MP will be briefed on how to obtain a                                Achieved-   58   VAP FCP
    2     civilian EOP from Kentucky &                                         Ongoing
          Tennessee.
          MP inform victim that Victim Advocate    MP will ask identified      Achieved-   59   VAP FCP
          will follow up next day.                 victim if they would like   Ongoing
                                                       advocacy services on
    3                                                  scene, FCP will page
                                                       on-call VA to respond
                                                       accordingly.




Fort Campbell                                                                        11                                          [as of July 31, 2008]
          MP coordinate with Victim Advocate &                                   Achieved-      59   VAP FCP
    4     provide contact information on victim.                                 Ongoing
          MP provide resource booklets to victim                                 Achieved-      59   VAP FCP
    5     outlining procedures to obtain Orders of                               Ongoing
          Protection.
          VA to work with FCP to design training &                               Achieved-      59   VAP, FCP
    6     procedures for MPs.                                                    Ongoing
          VA's to brief staff at MP Stations &     After an arrest of DV         Achieved-      59   FCP,
          Command on what the MPO is so they has been made, the                  Ongoing             Command
          can inform all parties of pick up time.  FCP will coordinate
                                                        with Staff Duty about
    7                                                   Command Policy 7,
                                                        MPO, and 72 hour
                                                        cooling off period.


          All MPO's should be issued in writing & MPO's will be issued in Working on            59                MPO is an administrative action with
          accompanied with counseling statement. writing.                 achieveing all                          punishable consequences; therefore, it
    8                                                                           MPO issued in                     does not need to have a counseling
                                                                                  writing                         statement attached.


          Staff Judge Advocate should review the                                 Achieved-      59                All Commanders seek consultation
    9     MPO to ensure it meets requirements.                                   Ongoing                          through their SJA.

          Copy of MPO sent to FAP so VA can                                       Achieved      59   CDR FAP
          review MPO with the victim & explain the                                                   FCP
    10
          protection & stress not contacting
          offender.
          All these procedures could be included                                  Achieved      59                Command Policy 7 reflects
    11    in the revision of the Command Policy                                                                   recommendations
          Letter #7.
          Clerks offices in both jurisdictions should                             Achieved      59   CIV Agency
          expound on the legal process with the
    12
          victim but not give legal advice.

          Clerks should describe the pro se Order                                 Achieved      59   CIV Agency
          of Protection application process &
    13
          answer any non-legal questions.

          Clerks should assist victim in completing                                             59   CIV Agency
          the forms as much as possible without
    14
          actually doing it themselves.




Fort Campbell                                                                           12                                              [as of July 31, 2008]
          Informative brochure made available in                 Achieved      59   VAC
          the clerk's offices for military victims
    15    seeking Orders of Protection on the
          services & procedures at Fort Campbell.

          Christian County Sheriffs Department,                                60   HPD/CCSD     I am not sure where the disconnect is,
          Hopkinsville Police Department & the                                                   but if HPD/CCSO reports are stamped,
    16    Circuit Court Clerks offices to use the                                                FAP does not receive them unless a
          "M" Stamp & send reports to Fort                                                       request is made through Civil Liaison.
          Campbell in a timely manner.
          Further exploration needed on issue of                Unachievable   60                Full faith and credit extends to Federal
    17    not notifying Fort Campbell when victim                                                Jurisdictions.
          so request.
          Command follow the Command Policy                     As directed    61   CDR          Commanders are trained on Pol 7
    18    Letter #7.                                                                             through Commanders Course.
                                                                  by CG.
          Notify FAP of incidents of domestic                    Achieved      61   1st          FCP provides blotters to FAP that
          violence that occur on Post.                                              Responders   involve child abuse, spouse abuse, and
    19                                                                              FCKY         sexual assault.
                                                                                    Community
          Blotters sent out in timely manner, within             Achieved      61   FCP
    20
          24 hours.
          During 72 hour cooling period, soldiers                Achieved      61   CDR's, VAP   Commanders identify a person who is
          SM offenders allowed to return to home                                                 two grades higher in rank than the
    21    one time to retrieve personal items.                                                   alleged offender to escort them to the
                                                                                                 home to pick up their personal effects.


          Christian County Adopt process                          Partially    61   HPD/CCSO     VAP receives the weekly docket for
          Montgomery County uses to exchange                     achieved.                       Family Court in Christian County. Still
    22                                                                                           working on receiving police reports in a
          information with Fort Campbell.
                                                                                                 timely manner.
          Christian County informs the FCP that                  Achieved      61                The FCP is notified of every arrest that is
          an incident occurred & the military can                                                made in the surrounding civilian
          take the lead on issuing any orders &                                                  communities. FCP notifies and provides
    23                                                                                           Command with Cmd Pol 7 and a copy of
          briefing necessary parties on the
          process & get necessary paperwork                                                      the MPO
          completed.
                                                       ORDER OF PROTECTION VIOLATION
          Revision to the Command Policy Letter                  Achieved                        Command Policy 27 will be revisited
    1
          #7.                                                                                    upon completion of CCR




Fort Campbell                                                           13                                               [as of July 31, 2008]
          Clarify Commands role in holding            Commanders will seek                    88                  Commanders will receive training in
          offenders accountable for violating the     consultation from their                                     Commanders Course being created.
          72-hour cooling off period, a MPO, or       Trial Counsel and learn
    1a    Commands directives.                        their options for
                                                      disposing of violations
                                                      of MPO's.


          Provide possible consequences &                                       Achieved      88                  Commanders consult and receive
          punishments to deliberate on when                                                                       guidance from their trial counsel
    1b                                                                                                            regarding disposing of criminal matters.
          considering various crimes.

          FCP should notify Unit Commanders of See Recommendation               Achieved      88                  Commanders receive training for
          an incident when it occurs. Commanders 17 in Order of                                                   incoming commanders
          should be provided with a copy of the       Protection Application.
    1c
          civilian orders of protection as soon as
          possible by the Civil Liaison, with victims
          permission.
          Commanders should be provided with a                                                                    DVU, Civil Liaison, and VAP will
          copy of the civilian orders of protection                                                               collaborate on implementing a process
    1d    as soon as possible.                                                                                    to ensure Commanders receive a copy
                                                                                                                  of the Order of Protection.


          Domestic Violence Training on the                                                   89   FAP            VAC working on creating an 8 hour
          resources available to victims to be                                                     Specialists,   Commanders Course.
          provided for Commanders more than                                                        VAC,
          once a year. Commanders encouraged
          to work closely with the FAVAP to
    2
          assure guidelines provided in Command
          Policy Letter #7 are being implemented
          & to ensure soldiers adhering to the
          orders of the civilian & district courts.

          Communications linkages must be                                       Achieved      89   FAP, DSW,      The DSW and Civilian Agencies work
          established between civilian battering                                                   Civ Agency     collaboratively in ensuring
          intervention programs, probation, and                                                                   compliance/noncompliance of offenders
          SWS/FAP. This will provide another                                                                      who are enrolled/participating in BIP
    3     method of monitoring offenders.                                                                         classes.
          Currently, the only classes being
          provided are by PMO DSW and the
          Montgomery County Adult Probation
          Services.
                                                                           INITIAL RESPONSE



Fort Campbell                                                                        14                                                  [as of July 31, 2008]
          Recommend that service member                        Achieved     105   OSJA, FCP,
          offenders residing on Fort Campbell be              Will double
          held to the same level of accountability            check with
          as service members & civilians residing               OSJA
    1
          off post with respect to monitoring
          systems. Review with SJA to see if legal
          & feasible. Revise Command Letter #7
          accordingly.
          Create a specific citation for domestic              Achieved     105                All domestic violence related offenses
    2     violence cases that requires a court                                                 are cited on an 1805 with a MCA.
          appearance.
          When offenders with pending arrest                   Achieved     105                FCP collaborates closely with civilian law
          warrants are served, this should be                                                  enforcement agencies in collaborating
    3                                                                                          and disposing of matters regarding arrest
          noted & entered into the NCIC.
                                                                                               warrants.
          A copy of the MPO issued by                          Achieved     105                This is outlined in Command Policy 7.
          Commander should be given to the                                                     Additionally VAC is in planning phase of
    4     victim, the Family Advocacy Program,                                                 an 8 hour commanders course in
          the FCP or the JAG. Revise Command                                                   cooperation with DVU, OSJA, and DSW.
          Letter #7 accordingly.
          FCP & JAG should develop a simple                    Achieved     105                Command Policy 7 directs Commanders
          tracking system to provide additional                                                to forward a copy of the MPO to the FCP
          monitoring method for MPO's. This                                                    so it can be entered into their database.
    5                                                                                          This allows the MPO to be enforced.
          would increase victim safety &
          enforceability by law enforcement on
          Post of alleged MPO victims.
          Annual mandatory training for all Fort               Achieved     106   FCP, DVU,    The FCP have incorporated an 8 hour
          Campbell law enforcement officers on                                    FAP          DA training piece to their LETS
          domestic abuse, changes in the law,                                                  curriculum. All FCP/MP's participate in
    6     collection of evidence and changes in                                                LETS prior to assuming duties as a
          policy on Post.                                                                      police officer on post. Additionally, all
                                                                                               MP Companies receive FAP briefings
                                                                                               annually IAW AR 608-18
          Create a specialized Domestic Violence               Achieved     106   FCP          Currently two detectives are assigned to
          Unit within the Fort Campbell police. The                                            the Domestic Violence Unit.
          unit would have a Detective & Civil
    7     Liaison to coordinate Orders of
          Protection & domestic violence cases
          between the four jurisdictions.

                                          BATTERER ACCOUNTABILITY MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL CASES




Fort Campbell                                                        15                                                [as of July 31, 2008]
          Military/Civilian Coordinating Council will   Achieved   125
          work with FCP to ensure all domestic
          violence citations issued by the MP's
    1
          and the Fort Campbell Police have
          mandatory court appearance & not a
          fine.
          Initial Response Team to create a                        125               No special citation needed. MP's will
    2     specialized citation for domestic violence                                 continue to cite on an 1805 with a MCA.
          cases.
          Continue processing domestic violence                    127   CDR, SJA,   MOU is in final revision with OSJA.
          cases in the Magistrates court. Develop                        VAP, DSW
          MOA with Victim Advocate & US
          Attorneys to codify improvements.
    3
          Create framework for ensuring practices
          which account for victim safety &
          increased ability to hold offenders
          accountable.
          Seek closer working relationships with        Achieved   127   FCP         FCP and PMO are the same agency
          Provost Marshall and MP between FCP                                        working toward achieving the same
          and MP to strengthen collection of                                         mission and goals. Evidence is collected
    4     evidence & provide feedback loop on the                                    and stored in the evidence room.
          disposition of cases so officers can see                                   Arresting officers participate in the court
          the results of their increased efforts.                                    processes.


          Solicit opinion of Commanders about the                  127
          adjudication of criminal matters unique
          to Fort Campbell & to learn more about
    5
          their understanding of it in relation to
          other installations & prior experiences
          with criminal matters.
          Review Command expectations of the                       127
          Magistrates Court & of themselves in
          cooperating with the efforts to reduce
    6
          domestic violence & solicit input for the
          revision of the Command Policy Letter
          #7.
          Solicit the opinion of the Magistrate                    127
          concerning his continued involvement in
    7     adjudicating domestic violence cases
          when service members are offenders.




Fort Campbell                                                16                                              [as of July 31, 2008]
          Provide Magistrate with the opportunity                               127                VAC faxed an invitation to Judge King's
          & resources to attend the Enhancing                                                      Office inviting him to attend a Judicial
          Judicial Skills in Domestic Violence                                                     Conference that was held in Nashville.
    8
          Cases conference sponsored by the
          National Council of Juvenile & Family
          Court Judges.
          Continue to monitor the disposition of               Partially        127                VAP receives the weekly docket for
          domestic violence cases on & off Post to             Achieved                            Family Court in Christian County. VAC
          ensure that practices account for victim                                                 will work with Christian County Clerks
    9                                                                                              office to request and judgments on
          safety, offender accountability &
          appropriate communication linkages                                                       matters involving domestic violence.
          exist within & with Fort Campbell.
                                       BATTERER ACCOUNTABILITY CASE DISPOSITION AND MONITORING
          Domestic Violence training should be                                  142   VAP, OSJA,   VAC is in the planning phases of
          updated so that Commanders                                                  FCP-DVU      creating an 8 hour Commanders Course
    1                                                                                              in cooperation with DSW, DVU and
          understand their role in intervention
          process.                                                                                 OSJA concerning FAP.
          File on active duty person should follow                              142                Soldiers who are charged with a crime
          them post to post, or all information                                                    throughout their military career is
          contained in a central data base                                                         annotated on the police blotter.
    2                                                                                              Additionally, all substantiated FAP cases
          location.
                                                                                                   throughout the Army are available to
                                                                                                   DSW personnel.
          Require Tennessee certification on                 Working on         142                DSW is working toward obtaining
          battering intervention for the Fort                                                      certification for their 24 week Batters
    3                                                                                              Intervention Program through the State
          Campbell Social Work Service Family
          Advocacy Program.                                                                        of Tennessee.
          The FAP and DSW to create a method                  ACHIEVED          142                DSW assess all matters of domestic
          of communication on a battering                     ONGOING                              violence and makes treatment
          intervention program being more                                                          recommendations. DSW offers a 24
    4                                                                                              week batters intervention program that is
          appropriate for offender then anger
          management program.                                                                      certified through the State of Kentucky.


          A system should be developed to unify                  Ad Hoc         142                Ad Hoc Committee members to meet
          the referral process between the military           Committee to                         and create a process to handle and
          & surrounding counties in order to                   identify any                        process referrals for each jurisdiction.
    5     provide consistent information regarding             breakdowns                          Currently, referrals are received from on
          offenders.                                            within the                         and off post agencies and shared
                                                             referral process                      between VAP, DSW, FCP/Civil Liaison.


                                                            VICTIM SAFETY




Fort Campbell                                                          17                                                 [as of July 31, 2008]
          Clergy-Chaplains new to Fort Campbell       ACHIEVED   175         FAP,          Chaplains receive FAP training annually.
          should attend mandatory orientation that    ONGOING                Chaplains
          addresses domestic abuse/sexual
    1
          assault. Chief of Chaplains to comply
          with & enforce Army Regulation 608-18.

          Spouses of Commanders-Victim                ACHIEVED         176   FAP, FRG,     FAP Specialists train FRG's and FRSA's
          Advocate Program establish a point of       ONGOING                FRSA          regarding the response to domestic
          contact for Officer & NCO Wives Clubs                                            abuse.
          & Family Readiness Groups to ensure
    2
          they are informed about Family
          Advocacy Programs & Department of
          Social Work resources to assist victims
          of domestic abuse.
          Family Readiness Groups-The DSW &           ACHIEVED         177   FAP           FAP Specialists train FRG's and FRSA's
    3     VAP will continue to present briefings to   ONGOING                Specialists   regarding the response to domestic
          the Family Readiness Groups.                                                     abuse.
          Soldier's Chain of Command-                 ACHIEVED         178   FAP           FAP Specialists train Commands and
          Commanders should ensure that they          ONGOING                Specialists   Soldiers annually on domestic abuse and
    4     are in compliance with the policy in Army                                        child abuse as outlined in AR 608-18.
          Regulation 608-18 by attending briefings
          & annual in service.
          Family & Friends-The VAP will continue      ACHIEVED         179   VAP
          to disseminate information & resources      ONGOING
          related to domestic abuse & sexual
          assault throughout the military and
    5     civilian communities. Materials to be
          placed in Shoppettes, PX, Emergency
          Center, clinics, Commissary & other
          locations on post will be placed in
          approved facilities.
          Primary Health Care Providers will          ACHIEVED         179   VAP, BACH     HCP's contact DSW for DA referrals.
          contact the VAP when a patient              ONGOING                              DSW will in turn notify VAP. After hours,
    6                                                                                      the Emergency Center pages the on-call
          discloses domestic abuse within their
          relationship.                                                                    VA.
          Schools-VAP to continue to work with                         180   VAP, DoD      DOD has created a Teen Violence Kit to
          schools on curriculum for educating                                Schools       be implemented in DOD School
    7     students on domestic abuse issues &                                              Systems. FAP to engage School Board
          dating violence.                                                                 to seek approval in implementing in
                                                                                           school system.




Fort Campbell                                              18                                                     [as of July 31, 2008]
          Workplace-None                             Victims of DA who          ACHIEVED      181   Command,       VAP, Victim, Command, and if
                                                     apprise their Chain of     ONGOING             Victim, VAP,   appropriate, Trial Counsel will work
                                                     Command of a valid                             and Trial      collaboratively to formulate a plan to
    8                                                protection order will be                       Counsel        reduce risk of harm to SM's who have a
                                                     reasonably protected.                                         valid MPO or CPO.


                                                                        CRISIS MANAGEMENT
          Hotline--The VAC/SARC will maintain        The on call victim                       182                  Currently working on obtaining a 1-800
          the hotline.                               advocate will maintain                                        number Domestic Abuse Hotline. The
    1                                                the DA hotline.                                               SARC maintains the Sexual Assault
                                                                                                                   Hotline.
          Family Advocacy--Current protocol                                     A volunteer   183
          requires Victim Advocates to respond to                               program is
          victims of domestic abuse & sexual                                        not
    2
          assault 24/7. Develop a volunteer                                     achievable.
          program to provide assistance to
          Advocates.
          Emergency Medical- VAP, SART &                                        ACHIEVED      184   BACH Ed        The DSW created an online domestic
          DSW will continue to provide in-services                              ONGOING             Ctr; DSW       violence training package that all hospital
          to BACH Staff.                                                                                           employees are required to complete.
    3                                                                                                              SAPRP conducts training at the hospital
                                                                                                                   to all employees. Additionally, the SART
                                                                                                                   convenes on a regular basis.


          Emergency Shelter/Barracks-Designate                                                185
          1 or 2 housing units for temporary
    4     housing. Bar offenders from installation
          for 72 hours for first offense.

          Emergency Housing for Male Victims-                                                 185                  Ability to access funds for families with
          Maintain effective working relationship                                                                  teenaged boys who can not access
    5                                                                                                              emergency shelter
          with local resources that offer
          emergency housing for male victims.
          Emergency Shelter for Families                                                      186                  Nearest location is Lexington KY
          w/Teenage Boys-Make appropriate
    6
          referrals to the surrounding
          communities.




Fort Campbell                                                                          19                                                  [as of July 31, 2008]
          Law Enforcement- Regular Training                                   ACHIEVED   187   FCP, VAP     FCP/MP receive 8 hours of domestic
                                                                              ONGOING                       abuse related training prior to assuming
                                                                                                            the road. In addition, FAP Specialists
    7                                                                                                       train MP units on domestic violence and
                                                                                                            child abuse annually as outlined per AR
                                                                                                            608-18.


          Criminal Justice-Develop a citation for                                        188   FCP, OSJA,   Creating a special citation is not
          domestic violence cases that eliminates                                              VAP          required. All domestic abuse arrests are
          fines & requires court appearances. An                                                            annotated on an 1805 and identify a
          MOA should be developed between the                                                               Mandatory Court Appearance. MOU will
    8                                                                                                       be submitted for approval once OSJA
          Victim Advocate Program & the OSJA to
          ensure working relationship continues                                                             has reviewed final revision.
          when changes occur in personnel.

    9     I. Civil Justice-None                                                          189
                                                               SUPPORT AND PROBLEM SOLVING
          Basic Needs-New policy developed for                                ACHIEVED   190   ACS, CDR,    Chaplains maintain a food pantry. If an
          AER loans. FRG leaders to refer victims                             ONGOING          FAP, VAP,    AER loan is denied by CDR, the family
          to Victim Advocate Program. Establish                                                FRG          may access food pantry and
          permanent food pantry. VA to continue                                                             Commissary Vouchers. AER will assess
    1     to educate victims on all resources on &                                                          family's situation and work within limits
          off post available to them.                                                                       outlined in policy. Additionally, VAP will
                                                                                                            refer to local agencies who extend basic
                                                                                                            need services for families.


          The VA will provide a list of agencies                            ACHIEVED--   191   VAP          VAP has compiled a list of counseling
    2     that offer counseling & support group                              ONGOING                        agencies within each community.
          information within the communities.
          Mental Health Services-Victim Advocate                            ACHIEVED--   192   VAP          VAP has compiled a list of counseling
    3     to continue to make referrals to DSW &                             ONGOING                        agencies within each community.
          ABH.
          ASAP -Services no longer available to  VA's will compile a list                192   VAP
          family members, will probably be       of treatment facilities to
    4     referred off post.                     refer victims who can
                                                      not access ASAP.


          Children's Services-Victim Advocates to     VA's will report all    ACHIEVED   193   VAP
          continue to make referrals to victims for   suspected child abuse   ONGOING
    5     services for the children. No               to DSW and follow
          recommendations                             recommended
                                                      guidance.




Fort Campbell                                                                      20                                              [as of July 31, 2008]
          Attorneys & Legal Services-Victim                                  ACHIEVED   193   VAP            VAP has compiled a list of attorneys who
          Advocates to refer victims to Legal Aid &                          ONGOING                         practice in Christian County, KY and
    6                                                                                                        Montgomery County, TN
          other private attorneys for divorce &
          custody matters.
          Financial Aid/Medical Aid-None VA's will                           ACHIEVED   193   VAP            Referrals are made to Commanders,
          refer victims to agencies within local                             ONGOING                         AER, local agencies and shelters.
    7
          communities who can provide financial
          assistance.
          Medical Aid--Victims who are in need of      BACH will extend      ACHIEVED         VAP, VWL,
          medical treatment at a MTF and do not        emergent care to      ONGOING          Billing Dept
          have insurance will receive care at a        victims of Domestic                    at Hospital
    8     MTF.                                         Abuse or Sexual
                                                       Assault who do not
                                                       have medical
                                                       insurance.
          Transportation-The possibility for                                            193   FAP/Budget     VAC will consult with budget officer to
          providing vouchers will be explored by                                              Officer        check feasibility of purchasing block bus
    9                                                                                                        passes for individuals who may not be
          the Family Advocacy Committee.
                                                                                                             able to access post.
          Fort Campbell Housing will confer with                             ACHIEVED                        VAP, FCFH, and Victim will continue to
          VAP regarding families who face                                    ONGOING                         collaborate on a course of action tailored
    10    eviction due to domestic abuse as it is                                                            to meet victims housing needs to ensure
          against the law to evict a victim of DA                                                            victims are not evicted from housing.
          under the Fair Housing Act.
          Priority Planning for Homeless Services-                           ACHIEVED   194   VAP, DSW       VA will refer victim to local shelter for
          DSW, VAP & other programs will work                                ONGOING                         safety or local homeless shelters. If no
          with victims & make appropriate referrals                                                          beds are available, VAP will work with
    11                                                                                                       CMD/FRG to assess needs and develop
          for individuals that might find themselves
          homeless.                                                                                          course of action with victim.


          Job Training/Job Development-VA's will                             ACHIEVED   196   VAP            VAP has compiled a list of employment
          continue to make referrals to victims of                           ONGOING                         agencies and websites to extend to
          appropriate programs on Post.                                                                      victims of domestic abuse. Referrals are
    12                                                                                                       made to ACS's Employment Readiness
                                                                                                             Program.


          Subsidized Housing-Victim Advocates                                ACHIEVED   197   VAP            VA's will make appropriate referrals for
          will continue to make referrals to victims                                                         individuals in need of housing.
    13                                                                                                       Additionally, VA will apprise CDR's of
          of appropriate programs..
                                                                                                             family's situation.




Fort Campbell                                                                     21                                                [as of July 31, 2008]
          Child Care-Victim Advocates will             VA's will provide victim     ACHIEVED             198       VAP             Identify Child Care facilities in
          continue to make referrals to victims of     with child care              ONGOING                                        Montgomery County and Christian
    14                                                 resources within local                                                      County.
          Child Development Center long term
          child care services.                         communities.
          Religious Organizations--Compile a list                                                                  VAP             Long Term Goal
          of religious organizations that extend
    15
          services to DA victims and offenders
          and make referrals as needed.
                                                       TRANSITIONAL RESOURCES & LONG TERM NEEDS
           Education-Victim Advocates will                                         ACHIEVED--                      VAP
          continue to refer victims to the Glenn                                    ONGOING                        Process
    1
          English Education Center & other
          schools in the area.
          Victim Transitional Compensation-            Transitional                                      199       VAC             Upon completion of CCR, CMD Pol 7 will
          Command Policy Letter #7 ensure that         Compensation benefits                                                       be revisited.
          all Commanders realize the importance        will be included within
    2                                                  Pol 7.
          of disclosing when domestic violence is
          the basis for or part basis for separation
          from the Army.
          Relocation Assistance - DSW, VAP, &                                      ACHIEVED--            200       DSW, VAP,
          CDR working with victims will continue                                    ONGOING                        CDR
    3
          to recommend relocation for safety
          measures if victim request.
                                                                     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
          Planning Bodies-Recommendations or                                                             200
          problems discussed at the FAC should
    1     be addressed. Subcommittee should be
          assigned if additional fact gathering is
          recommended.
          CCR Demonstration Project-Develop an                                                           200
    2     action plan & timeline to implement the
          recommendations as outlined in report.
          Task Forces-the CRC & SARB will                                                                201
    3
          continue the current protocol.

          ACRONYMS                                                                    Colors
          CCR      Coordinated Community                                          Grey--Recommendation specific to Fort Campbell
          Response
          CCSO     Christian County Sheriff's                                     Light Blue--Recommendation added
          Office
          CRC      Case Review Committee                                          Yellow--Revision/Clarification/Feasibility
          DA      Domestic Abuse



Fort Campbell                                                                                22                                                          [as of July 31, 2008]
          DV       Domestic Violence
          DSW       Department of Social Work
          FAP      Family Advocacy Program
          FAVAP Family Advocacy Victim
          Advocate Program
          FCP      Fort Campbell Police
          LE       Law Enforcement
          HPD      Hopkinsville Police
          Department
          OGPD Oak Grove Police Department
          SARB     Sexual Assault Review Board

          VA      Victim Advocate
          VAC     Victim Advocate Coordinator
          VAP     Victim Advocate Program




Fort Campbell                                    23   [as of July 31, 2008]
Demonstration Grant Grid                                                 MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN

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                                                                           TOP TEN RECOMMENDATIONS
           Increase and strengthen coordinated community                 ACHIEVED                                                     - Military/Civilian Coordinating Council
           response efforts in Christian County, KY, Fort Campbell,                                                                  formed. Members from Montgomery
           KY, and Montgomery County, TN. Ensure Command and                                                                         County include Interim Police Chief Al
           community political leader representation in these efforts.                                                               Ansley, District Attorney General John
           Develop strategies to involve Oak Grove community                                                                         Carney, and Director of Adult Probation
           leaders in the Demonstration project.Simultaneously,                                                                      Services Sherry Robertson. The first
           establish a formal Military/Civilian Coordinating Council                                                                 meeting of the council was held
           among representatives of Christian County, KY, Fort                                                                       September 13 at Fort Campbell.
 1 (a-d)                                                                                          32         ALL          A / Q2
           Campbell, KY, and Montgomery County, TN, to meet                                                                           - Former project member Sara
           regularly to implement the next phase of the                                                                              Shepherd invited a community leader
           Demonstration Project, including all other                                                                                from Oak Grove to participate in the
           recommendations detailed in the body of this report.                                                                      Christian County task force; he
                                                                                                                                     accepted the invitation.



           Provide accessible advocacy services to military-related      ACHIEVED                                                    A location for the office has been
           victims who live in Oak Grove, KY, a community which is                                                                   secured. Funding to equip the office is
           located right outside the gates of Fort Campbell. This                                            ALL                     provided under the CCR grant.
           office will be a collaborative project with Sanctuary and                                         Sara                    Advocates Sanctuary currently staff the
           the Fort Campbell Family Advocacy Victim Advocate                                              Shepherd                   location 4 days a week from 9 AM to 3
   2       Program, to better serve the many military victims                                     32                      A / Q2     PM. Legal Aid will commit advocate
                                                                                                             was
           residing in that community.                                                                                               Nadia Cross to provide services at
                                                                                                         previously in
                                                                                                                                     Sanctuary two hours per week.
                                                                                                             lead

           Enhance the ability of Command, Family Advocacy               ACHIEVED                                                    A Domestic Violence Unit has been
           Program and the Magistrate’s Court to respond effectively                                                                 formed at Fort Campbell. It is
           to offenders through the provision of follow-up                                                                           comprised of Lt. David Chapman and
           investigation by law enforcement on Post by creating a                                                                    Sgt. David Wilson. They can be
           Domestic Violence Investigation Unit within the Fort                                                                      reached at 270-956-4207 and 270-798-
           Campbell Police. Provide regular and consistent                                                                           3901, respectively. Both are certified to
 3 (a-b)   domestic violence training to first responder officers who                             32         FC           A / Q2     conduct law enforcement training
           rotate through this assignment on a regular basis and                                                                     regarding the response to domestic
           revise the response protocol to allow for consultation as                                                                 violence. Rotation is a non-issue.
           needed during the initial response to the scene.




   Montgomery County, TN                                                                   24                                                                [as of July 2008]
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       Increase legal representation of military and civilian       Legal Aid is working with the                                       One additional attorney was hired by
       clients in Montgomery County and surrounding                 District Attorney's office to                                       Legal Aid in June to represent clients at
       Tennessee counties, who are seeking Orders of                secure funding for an                                               OP hearings in Montgomery, Stewart,
       Protection.                                                  additional attorney position                                        Robertson, Dickson, Cheatham,
                                                                                                                 MC                     Houston, and Humphreys counties.
 4                                                                                                     32                    A / Q2     However, funding for a previously
                                                                                                              LAS in lead               existing OP attorney position will be
                                                                                                                                        discontinued at the end of September.



       Establish a Memorandum of Understanding among the                                                                                The collaboration already exists and
       Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate Program, the                                                                             must simply be formalized. Fort
       U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Staff Judge Advocate, Social                                                                         Campbell's Victim Advocate
       Services, and the Magistrate’s Court to maintain the                                                                             Coordinator, Jayme Stalder, is working
 5     strengthened collaboration currently in place.
                                                                                                       32         FC         A / Q2
                                                                                                                                        to address this issue, which discussed
                                                                                                                                        at a recent Federal Coordinating
                                                                                                                                        Council meeting.

       Provide annual training for criminal justice professionals   ACHIEVED                                                            A training for criminal justice
       in the three jurisdictions to keep them informed of recent                                                                       professionals was done in May '08.
       changes in policy and law.

 6                                                                                                     32        ALL         A / Q5




 Montgomery County, TN                                                                          25                                                              [as of July 2008]
       Enhance and update the current Command Policy Letter          ACHIEVED                                                          Command Policy Letter #7 is the new,
       #3 regarding domestic violence intervention and                                                                                 updated domestic violence intervention
       Command response to include, for example,                                                                                       response policy signed by Major
       improvements to the Orders of Protection process,                                                                               General Schloesser in January '07. The
       strengthening communication between Command and                                                                                 law enforcement response protocol is
       Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate Program, and                                                                            comprehensive and mandates that
       other measures recommended in this report to assist                                                                             Military Protective Orders be issued in
 7     victims and stop the violence                                                                  32         FC         A / Q2     writing. Fort Campbell's Victim
                                                                                                                                       Advocate Coordinator, Jayme Stalder,
                                                                                                                                       has worked to advance further revision
                                                                                                                                       of the policy letter, as discussed at a
                                                                                                                                       recent Federal Coordinating Council
                                                                                                                                       meeting.



       Create a law enforcement process on Post that would           ACHIEVED                                                          In cases of Domestic Assault, court
       require domestic violence offenders to appear in Court,                                                                         appearance has been made mandatory,
       rather than only citing and fining them and ensure                                                                              whether charge is (a)(4) or (a)(5). Cover
       consistent use of the process by first responders.                                                                              form has been updated with a check box
                                                                                                                                       for domestic assault, and all domestic
 8                                                                                                    32         FC         A / Q2     charges are MCA. Dual arrests are still
                                                                                                                                       an issue.




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       Identify systemic barriers and institutional practices that   More Information Needed                                           Question whether this refers to
       lead to low prosecution rates in Christian and                                                                                  prosecution rates or conviction rates.
       Montgomery counties and through development of                                                         CC, MC                   Also, concerns regarding feasibility (jail
 9                                                                                                    32                    A / Q2
       collaborative relationships, propose meaningful and                                                   LAS in lead               capacity, etc.) have arisen. More
       achievable remedies.                                                                                                            investigation needed.
       Engage the Board and staff of SafeHouse (Clarksville,     More Information Needed                                               SafeHouse has always been an viable
       TN), to become an active partner in the local coordinated Amended?                                                              partner in CCR effort, recently proven in
       community response effort.                                                                                                      establishment of long-term transitional
                                                                                                                                       housing for victims, identified in Item 5
10                                                                                                    32        MC          A / Q2     of Victim Safety-Crisis Management,
                                                                                                                                       and Item 11 of Victim Safety-Support
                                                                                                                                       and Problem Solving


                                                                     ORDER OF PROTECTION APPLICATION




 Montgomery County, TN                                                                         26                                                               [as of July 2008]
       Update victims rights cards that patrol officers distribute.    Working    Done?                                                 MCSO has updated victims rights cards.
       LAS is willing to assist the Domestic Violence Units in                                                 LAS, MCSO,
 1     Montgomery County Sherrifs offices & Clarksville Police                                          73
                                                                                                                  CPD
                                                                                                                             A / Q3
       department on this update.

       LAS need additional staff to reduce time it takes victims       ACHIEVED                                                         LAS has hired an additional victim
 2     to go through the process to obtain an Order of                                                  73        LAS        A / Q2     advocate to assist victims file Orders of
       Protection.                                                                                                                      Protection
       LAS should create packets that contain pamphlets on             Ready for distribution?                                          A COR pamphlet has been drafted and
       Orders of Protection & conditions of release. Court Clerk                                                                        approved by MCSO Victim Coordinator.
       should distribute them to vicitims who bypass the LAS.
 3                                                                                                      73      LAS, CRT     A / Q3


       The Clerk should have Family Advocacy Program                   ACHIEVED                                                         FAP advocates provide brochures and
       materials to distribute to victims in military related cases.                                                                    personnel business cards to court
 4     Coordinator will work with the FAP to supply clerk with                                          73      CRT, FC      A / Q3     clerk's office.
       materials.
       Circuit Court Orders of Protection should be processed          ACHIEVED                                                         All Orders of Protection are now heard
       thru the General Sessions Court clerk for uniformity. An                                                                         in General Sessions Court. That Court
       arrangment should be make with Chancery Court so that                                                                            addresses only safety issues -- not
 5     all Orders of Protection go to one clerk for processing.                                         73      CRT, LAS     B / Q5     property disputes or support -- when a
                                                                                                                                        divorce is pending between the parties.


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       Protocol should be established for returning law            More Information Needed                                              Unaware of current practice; CCR report
       enforcement affidavits so the courts know that the ex                                                   CRT, MCSO,               does not really address. More
 6     parte orders were received & are on file at the Clarksville                                      74
                                                                                                                  CPD
                                                                                                                             B / Q5     investication necessary.
       Police Department.
       The respondents complete zip code should be included            ACHIEVED                                                         This issue was addressed and it is
       on the intake sheet.                                                                                                             general practice now to ensure a zip
                                                                                                                                        code is included on petitions, and intake
 7                                                                                                      74      LAS, CRT     C / Q7     forms before being filed with the court



       General Sessions intake sheet should be sent to the             ACHIEVED                                                         After a petition is filed, court clerk scans
       Domestic Violence Unit of the Montgomery County                                                                                  all information and sends it Sheriff's
 8     Sheriffs Office in a way that protects petitioners                                               74     CRT, MCSO     B / Q5     office.
       confidentiality so they can be contacted with any
       questions concerning the service process.




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       Uniformity in recordkeeping so that information can be       UNACHIEVABLE                                                      This is not practical due to the differing
       better shared among agencies when necessary for victim                                                                         nature of the work performed by each
 9                                                                                                     74        ALL       A / Q4
       safety & offender accountablity.                                                                                               agency.

       Both the petition & the ex parte Order of Protection         ACHIEVED                                                          After a petition is filed, court clerk scans
       should be served to the respondent. The Montgomery                                                                             all information (petition, ex parte if
       County Sheriffs office needs to take steps to insure the                                                                       signed, NCIC form) and sends it
 10    deputies have access to the petition for service.                                               74     CRT, MCSO    A / Q4     Sheriff's office and LAS.




       The process for serving Orders of Protection needs to be More Information Needed                                               This recommendation may not be
       improved so that petitions and ex parte orders are not                                                                         practical. MCSO is only able to serve
       returned unserved after 15 days.                                                                                               the respondent if they can find him/her.


 11                                                                                                    74       MCSO       A / Q4




       Victims referred by the court to Legal Aid Services should 1. Advocates/Ms. Biggs                                              The court, as well as other agencies,
       be done in writing or by email.                            discuss feasibility/benefits of                                     refers people to LAS. Necessity for it to
 12                                                               this                                 74      LAS/CRT     B / Q5     be in writing?
                                                                  2. Create referral form
       All request for Orders of Protection should go through the   ACHIEVED                                                          All Orders of Protection are filed with
       Court clerk for tracking purposes & to ensure that law                                                                         General Sessions court clerk. Petitions
 13    enforcement is notified about the Orders of Protection                                          74       CRT        B / Q5     are filed, scanned, and sent to LAS and
       applications in a timely manner.                                                                                               Sheriff.

       Judge should explain from bench the importance of            ACHIEVED                                                          Potentially unnecessary
       entering an order immediately to prevent gap in                                                                                recommendation now. Assistant Court
       protection when an victim is represented by a private                                                                          Clerk Terry Biggs automatically draws
 14    attorney.                                                                                       74       CRT        A / Q4     up a gap-filling order until an attorney
                                                                                                                                      enters the final order.



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       Training needed for Divorce Court clerks & judges on the More Information Needed                                               Uncertain as to the ways that this is not
       use of forms used by the state & the General Sessions                                                                          occurring.
 15                                                                                                    75       CRT        C / Q7
       Court for uniformity in Montgomery County.




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           The LAS should prepare a docket sheet for each case       Discuss necessity of LAS                                        Court clerk maintains record of all cases
           which summarizes the outcome of the case on the NCIC keeping separate record if                                           and their outcomes. She also handles
           issues. These docket sheets must be signed by the         Court Clerk already does.                                       NCIC details. It is unnecessary for LAS
16 (a-b)   Judge & transmitted by the Court clerk throught email for                                   75     CRT, LAS      C / Q7   to keep a second record if it is already
           the NCIC entry to prevent a record from being purged.                                                                     being done.


           Add the box, "Do you want the military notified?" added to   ACHIEVED                                                     LAS intake forms have been updated to
           intake sheets. This documents victim's request for                                                                        reflect this request. However, a victim
   17      confidentiality.                                                                            75        LAS        A / Q3   can only have confidentiality if they go
                                                                                                                                     through FAVAP


                                                                        ORDER OF PROTECTION VIOLATION
           Prosecutors should request & courts should find              More Information Needed                                      A judge can only sentence an abuser by
           respondents guilty of contempt &/or the criminal             Implement an intervention                                    what is stated in the laws. No certified
           misdemeanor of violation of an Order of Protection           program?                                                     BIP currently exists in Montgomery
   1       whenever evidence exist, sentence them to appropriate                                       92    CRT, LAS, DA   A / Q4   County for a judge to order an abuser
           jail time, followed by supervised probation & mandatory                                                                   attend.
           completion of a battering intervention program.


           Montgomery County should continue to evaluate the GPS Currently unachievable                                              Using GPS-tracking to enforce OOPs
           tracking device for offenders who have been determined                                                                    likely will not be implemented anytime
   2       to be high risk for violations of Orders of Protection. If                                  92    MCSO, PROB     C / Q7   soon due to prohibitive costs and
           found to be useful, then implement program.                                                                               inability to find funding for those costs.


                                                                                   INITIAL RESPONSE
           Update Clarksville Police Department policies to include     Point of Contact must be                                     Speak with Al Ansley/Ray Davis/Liane
           the following;                                               established within agency to                                 Wilson or other appropriate authority
                                                                        oversee implementation of                                    regarding appointing responsible party -
                                                                        these recommendations. CPD                                   Request that finished products be
 1 (a-j)                                                                POC must work closely with     112                           copied to CCR project leaders       Has
                                                                        MCSO to ensure similar                                       anything been sent yet?
                                                                        policies are followed
                                                                        throughout Montgomery Co.
           A. Changes in law & best practices, 1996.                                                                                 These will take a lot of time, at least 6
                                                                                                       112       CPD        A / Q3   mos. Begin to gather data. Consider
                                                                                                                                     Mark Wynn as a resource.
           B. Written standardized procedures for evidence
           collection at scene.                                                                        112       CPD        A / Q3




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          C. Written standardized procedures for obtaining
          statements from all witnesses.                                                             112      CPD      A / Q3

          D. Written standarized procedures & tools for risk &
          danger assessment.                                                                         112      CPD      A / Q3

          E. Written standardized procedures for assessing &
          documenting seriousness of injuries/strangulation.                                         112      CPD      A / Q3

          F. Written standarized procedures for addressing welfare
          of children.                                                                               112      CPD      A / Q3

          G. Written standarized procedures for response to a
          "Gone on Arrivals."                                                                        112      CPD      A / Q3

          H. Written standarized procedures for determining the
          predominant aggressor.                                                                     112      CPD      A / Q3

          I. Guidance on completing violence incident reports.                                       112      CPD      A / Q3
          J. Procedures to ensure that Fort Campbell Command &
          the Family Advocacy Program are notified in domestic                                       112      CPD      A / Q3
          violence cases involving service members.

          Montgomery County Sheriff's Department should adopt        Point of Contact must be                                     Speak with Norman Lewis/Mark
          written policy just for domestic violence cases & update   established within agency to                                 Wojnarek regarding appointing
          to include the following:                                  oversee implementation of                                    responsible party - Request that finished
                                                                     these recommendations. CPD                                   products be copied to CCR project
2 (a-j)                                                              POC must work closely with      113                          leaders
                                                                     MCSO to ensure similar
                                                                     policies are followed
                                                                     throughout Montgomery Co.
          A. Changes in law & best practices, 1996.                                                                               These will take a lot of time, at least 6
                                                                                                     113     MCSO      A / Q3     mos. Begin to gather data. Consider
                                                                                                                                  Mark Wynn as a resource.
          B. Written standardized procedures for evidence
          collection at scene.                                                                       113     MCSO      A / Q3

          C. Written standardized procedures for obtaining
          statements from all witnesses.                                                             113     MCSO      A / Q3

          D. Written standarized procedures & tools for risk &
          danger assessment.                                                                         113     MCSO      A / Q3

          E. Written standardized procedures for assessing &
          documenting seriousness of injuries/strangulation.                                         113     MCSO      A / Q3




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          F. Written standarized procedures for addressing welfare
          of children.                                                                                  113        MCSO         A / Q3

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          G. Written standarized procedures for response to a
          "Gone on Arrivals."                                                                           113        MCSO         A / Q3

          H. Written standarized procedures for determining the
          predominant aggressor.                                                                        113        MCSO         A / Q3

          I. Procedures for responding to verbal disputes                                               113        MCSO         A / Q3
          J. Guidance on completing violence incident reports.                                          113        MCSO         A / Q3
          Police Officers have mandatory specialized domestic         More Information Needed                                              This may already be occurring. Further
  3       violence training.                                                                            113      CPD/MCSO       A / Q4     investigation necessary.
          Use curriculum developed & updated annually by the                                                                               Potential training resources: Kathy
          Tennessee Domestic Violence State Coordinating                                                113      CPD/MCSO       B / Q6     Walsh at TCADSV, Lt. Chapman and
          Council.                                                                                                                         Sgt. Wilson at FC
          Trainings to be Peace Officer Standards & Training
          Commission Certified                                                                          113      CPD/MCSO       B / Q6

          Training will address compliance with protocols, policies
          and best practices.                                                                           113      CPD/MCSO       B / Q6

          Annual training on department's domestic violence policy Must first develop policy                                               Recommendations 1 and 2 must first be
          to be coordinated by Chief & Sheriff.                                                         113      CPD/MCSO       A / Q5     completed.
          Sheriff department to review procedures that ensure
          notification to Fort Campbell Commanders & Family
  4       Advocacy Program in domestic violence cases involving                                         114        MCSO         B / Q6
          sevice members so that cases do not fall thru.


          Revisions & procedures addressing military will be                                                                               Both MCSO and CPD have MOUs
          detailed in a written domestic violence policy adopted by                                     114      MCSO/CPD       B / Q6     established with FC. Examine these for
          the department & included in trainings for officers.                                                                             improvements and for uniformity.
          Incident reports for domestic violence calls to include the 1. Revise language of incident
5 (a-f)   following documentation;                                    reports to include each of        114      MCSO/CPD       A / Q4
                                                                      these
          A. Risk & Danger Assessment                                                                   114      MCSO/CPD       A / Q4
          B. History & context of the violence & details of the
          current incident                                                                              114      MCSO/CPD       A / Q4

          C. Identification of service members & contact with Fort
          Campbell Command & advocacy services.                                                         114     MCSO/CPD, FC    A / Q4




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       D. Referrals to civilian advocacy services                                                   114     MCSO/CPD       A / Q4
       E. The seriousness of injuries/strangulation                                                 114     MCSO/CPD       A / Q4
       F. The welfare of children                                                                   114     MCSO/CPD       A / Q4

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                                                BATTERER ACCOUNTABILITY: MISDEMEANOR CRIMINAL CASES
       The team not making any recommendations at this time      1. Form mapping team                                                 Collier Goodbelt has agreed to do some
       because a formal mapping of the actual processing of      2. Determine appropriate                                             work on this project - DA's office is the
       Misdemeanor cases was not conducted.                      research questions                                                   natural source of info here
 1                                                               3. Identify agencies involved &    130        N/A          N/A
                                                                 personnel to interview
                                                                 4. Write report

                                             BATTERER ACCOUNTABILITY: CASE DISPOSITION AND MONITORING
       Pre-Sentence reports to include the offenders entire      More Information Needed                                              Violations of OOP are Class A
       history & help Judge be more aware & make better                                                                               Misdemeanor, uncertain as to why PSR
       decisions about probation requirements.                                                                                        is not required for a violation since it is a
 1                                                                                                  151     CRT, PROB      B / Q6     Class A. May need to talk to public
                                                                                                                                      defender and prosecutors about this
                                                                                                                                      topic.


       Local probation agencies in each jurisdiction to develop More Information Needed                                               Clarity needed on which details are "vital
       community supervision teams to monitor the coordination                                                                        details." Also, to which step in the court
       & delivery of vital details needed for court.                                                                                  process does this apply? Sherry
 2                                                                                                  151       PROB         C / Q7     Robinson of probation office may be of
                                                                                                                                      help with this subject.


       District Attorney's office & the Courts to develop a      More Information Needed                                              Montgomery Co. has a witness
       uniform victim notfication procedure that involves all                                                                         coordinator who notifies victims of what
       Court contact & kept in clerks office.                                                                                         is going on in their cases, as well as
                                                                                                                                      sending out COR packets and other
 3                                                                                                  151      DA, CRT       B / Q5     information. Clarksville does not have a
                                                                                                                                      witness coordinator anymore.



       District Attorneys office, the Courts & Command at Fort                                                                        General consensus amongst community
       Campbell to create a uniform procedure for notifying                                                                           members is that Fort Campbell needs to
 4     Command on case dispositions.                                                                151     DA, FC, CRT    C / Q7     take the lead on this recommendation.




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       Maintain longer contact with offenders with Courts having    1. Determine feasibility of                                        A judge can only sentence an abuser to
       supervised probation during entire probabtionary period      probation services providing                                       probation for no longer than the amount
       or incremental Court reviews with clear follow up            this additional service (Sherry                                    of time that would be served. To order a
 5     requirements & consequences for non compliance.              Robertson);                        151     CRT, PROB    C / Q7     longer probationary period would be
                                                                    2. Contact judges to inform                                        against the law.
                                                                    them of this recommendation
                                                                    and feasibility
       Court not to issue modified sentences & intervention         More Information Needed                                            Concerns have been expressed
       plans. Court should meet the state certification base line                                                                      regarding jail capacity in Montgomery
 6     requirement.                                                                                    151       CRT        B / Q5     County as well as intervention
                                                                                                                                       availability. More information needed.

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       Courts to order assessments of offenders & mandate           More Information Needed                                            When an abuser who is on probation
       completion of the intervention plan. If the program                                                                             attends court, the probation officer
       facilitator determines that offender is inappropriate for                                                                       working with them attends court as well.
 7     program, a mechanism needs to be in place to                                                    151       PROB       B / Q5     Uncertain as to how this was ever a
       communicate this problem to the court.                                                                                          problem.


       Active duty offenders should not be allowed to fast track    ACHIEVED                                                           Soldiers are ordered to attend the BIP
       through the battering intervention program. Program                                                                             program on Ft. Campbell. Whether they
       should be completed at normal pace & without                                                                                    deploy or not, they have to attend the
       interruption. If offender deployed then court should order                                                                      entire course. Most DV cases on post
       offender to complete the course when he or she returns.                                                                         are DWOP unless the batterer does not
       (Change to: If offender deployed before finishing                                                                               follow the guidelines from Social
       treatment, then offender must start the program over                                                                            Services and FAVAP. If they don't, their
 8     upon return or, at a minimum, have a refresher course to                                        152      CRT, FC     A / Q4     case is prosecuted.
       recover the classes he had prior to deployment).




       Project leader to invite State Probation & Parole office   More Information Needed                                              Discuss with Pat Mock and Sherry
       staff to become more involved in community collaboration                                                                        Robertson. More information needed.
       process. Increase participation on their part will empower
 9     them to make more informed decisions recommendations                                            152     LAS, PROB    A / Q4
       regarding domestic assault cases at the Circut Court
       level.




 Montgomery County, TN                                                                           33                                                           [as of July 2008]
       Montgomery County Adult Court Services Department &        MC ACS and FC Agencies are                                                MC ACS is near certification.
       Fort Campbell Family Advocacy Program should take all      currently working toward                                                  FC is in the middle of the process.
 10    necessary steps to certify their battering intervention    certification.                       152     FC, MCACSD        B / Q5     Current status of certification?
       programs. (Add: "and inform the courts when complete"
       to last sentence)
       Once battering programs are certified, Judges in           Dependent upon completion of                                              A judge can only order a BIP if it is state
 11    Montgomery County should only refer offenders to the       previous recommendation.             152         CRT           B / Q7     certified. Otherwise, it can only be a
       certified programs.                                                                                                                  suggestion in sentencing.
       Judges to receive appropriate training on domestic         1. Determine where/when                                                   Federal Coordinating Council may wish
       violence & battering intervention to make more informed    training available.                                                       to take a role in implementing all
 12    decisions on cases.                                        2. Encourage judges to attend        152         CRT           A / Q5     recommendations pertaining to judges.
                                                                  training.
       Training availble through National Council of Juvenile &                                                                             Non-recommendation; resource listing.
       Family Court Judges, Family Violence Prevention Fund,
       Battered Women's Justice Project & the National Center                                          152                       C / Q7
       on Domestic & Sexual Violence. (Add: TN Specific:
       TCADSV).

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                                                                  VICTIM SAFETY: EARLY ASSISTANCE
       Clergy-The Demonstration Project will reach out to the     1. Ministerial Alliance has                                               In February, Legal Aid attorney James
       Ministerial Alliance to determine how ministerial          apparently turned down chance                                             McWilliams gave a presentation on
       counselors can be trained to serve victims of domestic     to participate, says Nadia                                                domestic violence and orders of
       violence.                                                  Cross.                   2. Thus,                                         protection to Pastor Ron Baptiste of
                                                                  we need to contact leaders                                                Covenant Confirmers Ministries, 25 of
                                                                  from individual faith-based                                               his staff members, 65 additional church
                                                                  organizations to determine how                                            members in attendance, and a
                                                                  they feel we can best provide                                             Robertson County Sheriff's Deputy.
                                                                  training assistance.                                                      Covenant Confirmers is a Springfield,
 1                                                                                                     202     Mayor's Office    B / Q6     Tenn., church that serves bikers, former
                                                                                                                                            gang members, recovering drug addicts
                                                                                                                                            and formerly prostituted women.
                                                                                                                                            Additional contacts with churches, and
                                                                                                                                            more formal training sessions, are
                                                                                                                                            needed.




 Montgomery County, TN                                                                         34                                                                    [as of July 2008]
       Primary Health Providers-Premier Medical Group and all       1. Make contact with CEO of                                             Need to determine feasibility of
       physcians need training on how to handle domestic            Premier Medical Group; do this                                          recommendations from Premier's point
 2     violence cases.                                              in conjunction with Gateway        203     Mayor's Office    A / Q4     of view so that project leaders can better
                                                                    contact                                                                 assist them fill gaps in resources.
                                                                                                                                            Progress?
       Schools-The Demonstration project will reach out to          1. LAS must provide literature                                          Susan Jones has agreed to be the point
       schools to ensure that there is a unified approach to        to schools; literature may be                                           of contact for the school district.
       addressing domestic violence to include; training of         LAS or Project Blue                                                     Local DV/SA hotlines include RASAC,
       counselors on domestic violence, teen dating violence &      2. Identify possible training                                           SafeHouse, Crisis Call, and the School
       sexual assualt, providing literature on domestic violence,   resources; perhaps write                                                & Safety Hotline. The National
       teen violence & assualt, make the education mandatory        mandatory training into                                                 Domestic Violence Hotline and the
       for students, esure counselors are available for students    summer orientation/                                                     National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
       who seek help. • establishing links between the School       preparation for school year                                             are also available and include websites
       and Safety Hotline and other hotlines, such as the Rape      3. Identify those running local                                         (http://www.ndvh.org and
       and Sexual Abuse Center, crisis call hotline, and local      hotlines and establish                                                  http://loveisrespect.org, respectively.
       domestic violence shelter hotlines; and                      guidelines of contact amongst                                           What is the current status? Has
 3                                                                                                     204     Mayor's Office    C / Q7
       • implementing a “safety day” – (just like sex education,    them; perhaps formalize in an                                           progress been made? If it has, what has
       permission slips can be sent home for parents to sign to     MOU                                                                     been done to get that information
       allow their child to participate) students can learn about   4. Discuss possibility of                                               printed and available to the community?
       domestic violence, teen dating violence and sexual           implementing DV/SA education
       assault, the role of the criminal justice system, and how    into health class curricula;
       young men and young women can interact with one              determine whether "safety day"
       another without violence.                                    and curricula change
                                                                    redundant




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     Workplaces-Although there is likely no practical way to        1. Locate workplace policy
     coordinate all employers on this issue, a greater              samples
     connection to the Chamber of Commerce would prove              2. Work with Chamber of
     valuable in advocating the creation of workplace support       Commerce to distribute policy
     systems for victims of domestic violence. Workplace            samples and display them on
     policy samples will be made available to the Chamber of        their website.
     Commerce. A vital coordinated community response               3. Provide literature about DV
     project could convene a working group to propose               to Chamber of Commerce for
     strategies for assisting businesses with development of        distribution to local businesses;
     workplace safety policies that include access to no cost       include hotline numbers
     EAP services for counseling by telephone and to arrange        4. Convene working group as
4    in-person counseling sessions, and mandatory posting of        resource to assist businesses       204   Mayor's Office   C / Q7
     the National Domestic Violence Hotline telephone               in individual policy formulation
     number, as well as information regarding domestic              and implementation.
     violence in break rooms at all workplaces




                                                                    VICTIM SAFETY: CRISIS MANAGEMENT
     Hotline In order to serve the younger generation of            1. Identify hotline providers in                                    MCSO has agreed to add a link to these
     domestic violence victims, hotlines may need to begin to       community                                                           websites on their county site. Still must
     expand their services to the Internet. The National            2. Establish contact between                                        speak to CPD.
     Domestic Violence Hotline has a website                        providers; perhaps draft MOU
     (http://www.ndvh.org/), yet the other local hotlines do not.   solidifying cooperation between
     The local hotlines could work together to establish            these agencies
     websites targeted to the younger generation and include        3. Identify potential website
     the telephone numbers for the hotlines and provide             URL
     information on domestic violence, teen dating violence         4. Identify services to be
1    and sexual assault services available throughout the           provided on website                 205   Mayor's Office   B / Q6
     area.                                                          5. Identify website
                                                                    administrators; create site
                                                                    6. Provide links to site on other
                                                                    community pages (City of
                                                                    Clarksville site, Chamber of
                                                                    Commerce site, school district
                                                                    site, MCSO site, CPD site)




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       Family Advocacy-Better training and education of all            1. Make contact with DHS                                                   This training to be targeted at DHS
       circumstances surrounding domestic violence is                  personnel to determine                                                     employees; may wish to combine
       necessary for victims to receive assistance to resume           openness to training                                                       training with training for VAWA housing
       their lives once leaving a violent home. Additionally, a        2. Identify training resources                                             provisions
       statewide coalition for domestic violence may be a good         3. Identify training curricula
       resource for funding of this necessary additional training.     4. Set a date for training                                                 LAS may also be a training resource
 2     If the training specifically addressed the “good cause”                                               206     Mayor's Office    B / Q6
       exception in the Families First program, this would be
       especially helpful. The Tennessee Coalition Against
       Domestic & Sexual Violence could be an additional
       resource in developing this training.


       Emergency Medical:- Local coordinated community                 1. Establish contact with                                                  New facilities for Gateway should be in
       response efforts should include the following                   Gateway CEO; may be done in                                                use in January
       recommendations in their planning:                              conjunction with Premier
       • establishing a SANE program to administer the rape kit        contact                                                                    RASAC provides hospital
       tests so that necessary evidence is collected for law           2. Determine feasibility of                                                accompaniment if notified; need to
       enforcement investigating the case;                             acquiring SANE program                                                     determine whether notification
       • providing additional social work staff members to assist      3. Provide hospitals with lists of                                         procedure in place
       medical personnel and patients after hours;                     community resources for
       • expanding required training for medical personnel to          victims of DV                                                              Hospital reports suspicions of adult
       include assisting patients with safety once they leave the      4. Provide hospitals with                                                  abuse to DHS; need to determine what
       hospital (this training could be provided by community          literature about DV/SA                                                     DHS does with information; DHS
 3     groups who offer assistance to victims of domestic              5. Determine feasibility of           207     Mayor's Office    C / Q7     providing referrals may negate HIPAA
       violence and sexual assault);                                   creating referral forms; address                                           issue.
       • providing literature (including local resources) to victims   HIPAA issues                                                               We should find out if hospital
       of domestic violence and sexual assault; and                                                                                               emergency rooms and private urgent
       • working with hospital staff members to provide follow up                                                                                 care centers will allow racks of Legal
       with former patients to enhance their continued safety.                                                                                    Aid literature in waiting areas.




       Emergency Shelter for families with teenage boys-Meet           More Information Needed                                                    SafeHouse already provides group
       with SafeHouse to determine if therapy specific to                                                                                         counseling; it's likely that they are
 4     teenage boys is a priority for their program services.                                                209         SFH           C / Q7     unable to provide more counseling
                                                                                                                                                  options due to lack of qualifications.
                                                                                                                                                  Need more information.




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       Emergency Shelter for Families-Local coordinated             ACHIEVED                                                             SafeHouse aquired a building through
       community response efforts should include outreach to                                                                             the Planning Commission, it was
       SafeHouse, and inquiring about the goals that SafeHouse                                                                           recommended by Rita from the Planning
       has for its long-range programming goals related to                                                                               Commission. The length of stay is for 3
       transitional housing and extended stays. According to                                                                             months for a single family.
       the SafeHouse Program Director, it would be ideal to                                                                              Requirements to be able to stay in the
       allow victims to stay in the shelter for up to 3 months.                                                                          house are: the survivorer must be
 5     Substantial funding is needed to support the extended                                        210       LAS, SFH        B / Q6     staying in SafeHouse for 30 days,
       shelter stays. This effort would be part of an overall                                                                            maintain a job, attend support groups.
       strategic planning process to determine SafeHouse’s role                                                                          SafeHouse pays for a phone. The family
       in meeting the variety of victim services needs identified                                                                        pays utilities. Currently, there has been
       in this report.                                                                                                                   1family to transition successfully from
                                                                                                                                         the house.


       Civil Justice-If SafeHouse and LAS work together to         More Information Needed                                               LAS does not have funding to provide
       create victim services that are available around-the-clock,                                                                       around-the-clock OP assistance. Filing
       as is done at Sanctuary, it may be possible to solve this                                                                         OPs can only be done when a judge or
       challenge without additional financial resources. Local                                                                           magistrate is available to sign an OP
       coordinated community response efforts could approach                                                                             and the court clerk is available to file it.
       the Courts to consider how Magistrates can approve after-
 6                                                                                                  211     Mayor's Office    A / Q4
       hour Orders of Protection so that there is no gap in
       services. Finally, the LAS will work to increase the
       financial resources necessary to expand their staff in
       order to handle all incoming cases.


                                                       VICTIM SAFETY: SUPPORT AND PROBLEM SOLVING
       Basic Needs-While assistance to access affordable            More Information Needed                                              Differing services are provided by
       housing and food stamps is available to victims living at                                                                         differing agencies; it is not feasible to
       SafeHouse, ongoing assistance for victims once they                                                                               consolidate all of these agencies.
       leave the shelter is also needed. Local coordinated                                                                               However, more efficient systems of
       community response efforts can facilitate SafeHouse and                                                                           referral within the community may
       other community agencies working together to create a                                                                             remedy some of these issues. Also,
                                                                                                             LAS, SFH,
 1     single source for assistance with food and shelter for                                       211                       B / Q6     solidifying guidelines for which services
                                                                                                              COMM.
       victims who have already stayed in SafeHouse. By                                                                                  are provided to whom under which
       combining efforts, the community agencies will be able to                                                                         circumstances would prevent
       better assist victims, rather than victims having to go from                                                                      redundancy while providing ease of
       agency to agency seeking assistance.                                                                                              referral.




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       Priority Planning for Homeless-The local coordinated         1. Approach mayor's office
       community response could approach the Clarksville            about grant writer seeking
       Housing Authority to consider how to work with               funding for DV victim housing
       community agencies, such as SafeHouse and the LAS to         2. Identify training resources
       provide priority housing for victims of domestic violence.   for Housing Authority
       They could also initiate discussions with the Housing        personnel in VAWA laws; may
       Authority on how to establish preference for victims of      combine this training with DHS
       domestic violence in the Public Housing Plan and make        employee training
       mandatory the requirements of the Violence Against           3. Discuss possibility of                 CHA, SFH, LAS,
 2     Women Act (VAWA). Additional grant funding is needed         creating a form or stamp to       212                       B / Q6
                                                                                                                 COMM.
       for the Clarksville Housing and Homeless Coalition to        identify those applications
       address the housing needs of victims of domestic             submitted by victims of DV
       violence. Then the Coalition will be able to pool
       resources from the Firehouse Day Shelter, SafeHouse,
       and the Salvation Army shelter, to ensure that temporary
       and long-term housing needs are met.



       Counseling & Support Groups-Additional programs for         More Information Needed                                                 Applications for Families First/CVCF
       both short-term and long-term therapy are needed for                                                                                could be provided by front desk
       victims of domestic violence in Montgomery County.                                                                                  personnel; must determine how much
       Local and state leadership, including the Coalition, should                                                                         assistance with the application is
       advocate for state and grant assistance for these                                                                                   necessary and whether personnel would
       programs for victims and their families at all income                                                                               be available to submit requests on
       levels. Because Centerstone is the primary provider of                                                                              behalf of clients.                Legal
       mental health services in the area, assistance on-site                                                                              Aid attorney has referred multiple
       with applications for TennCare and the CVCF would be                                                                                clients to Centerstone for free
       helpful. Currently to receive assistance with mental                                                                                counseling without problems, and
       health issues, victims must visit their local TennCare                                                   LAS, CTS,                  Centerstone has often sent counselor
 3                                                                                                    213                       A / Q4
       office to apply and then return to Centerstone once their                                                 COMM.                     Barbara Polidura to attend victims'
       application has been approved. Victims may dismiss the                                                                              hearings to provide moral support.
       need for therapy because of the difficult process to obtain                                                                         Thus, we need to communicate with
       it.                                                                                                                                 Centerstone and with victims more to
                                                                                                                                           find out if there is a genuine problem
                                                                                                                                           here.




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       Battering Intervention-Private and affordable certified    Discuss feasibility of providing                                     Private mental health services should
       battering intervention services are needed in Montgomery these services with                                                    be available for batterer's seeking self-
       County and this issue requires strategic planning by local Centerstone personnel                                                help; MC ACS BIP ought to be only
       coordinated community response efforts. While services                                                                          court-ordered program to ensure
       are only offered by the Probation Department of                                                                                 consistency and to keep court orders
       Montgomery County, they could also be offered by                                                                                from falling through the cracks
       Centerstone and other mental health providers. Because
       many batterers also struggle with depression, addiction,
       and other psychological issues other services are needed
       concurrently with the battering intervention sessions, to                                              CTS, COMM,
 4                                                                                                    215                   B / Q6
       ensure a thorough recovery. By involving the                                                             PROB.
       Montgomery County mental health community in working
       with batterers, it is possible that the root psychological
       problems that contribute to a batterer’s choice to use
       violence in a relationship may be addressed, and the
       cycle of domestic violence may be ended.




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       Children Services-While CPS is the primary provider of   More Information Needed                                              Need to identify which roles other
       services to childhood victims of domestic violence in                                                                         community organizations could provide;
       Montogmery County, local agencies, including                                                                                  identify liability issues in providing
       SafeHouse, Legal Aid, and religious organizations, could                                                                      services for children. Also need to
       play a larger role in ensuring that children receive the                                                                      identify Centerstone and CPS referral
       therapy and support they need. Additionally, for those                                                                        process. More information needed.
       foster children without the support of parents to ensure
       their mental health needs are being met, local agencies
       could work together to ensure their needs are addressed



                                                                                                        CPS, SFH, LAS,
 5                                                                                              216                       B / Q6
                                                                                                           COMM.




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     Attorney & Legal Fees-In order to address the               1. Secure funding for additional                              Additional advocate secured through
     shortcomings of the Legal Aid domestic violence             personnel                                                     September of 2008.
     programs, increased funding and staffing is desperately                                                                   Additional attorney secured; however,
     needed. In order to provide the quality of service needed                                                                 loss of one attorney in October of 2007
     by individual victims, a minimum of one additional                                                                        for a net gain of 0.
     attorney and an additional Victim Advocate is needed to
     supplement the current staff. These additional positions                                                                  Pat Mock is working with the DA's office
     will allow staff to better prepare victims for their Court                                                                to secure funding for additional
     experience and allow Victim Advocates to complete                                                                         personnel.
     detailed follow up of the progress made by victims after
     the Court process is complete. Victim Advocates monitor                                                                   Potential assistance available through
     victim’s status long term, assuring that the Orders of                                                                    pro bono work must be further examined
     Protection are effective. If modifications are needed after
     the initial Court date, the Victim Advocates report this
     necessity back to the attorneys, increasing the safety of
     victims.
     An additional attorney would enhance the ability to
6    manage more efficiently the burgeoning domestic                                                218   LAS, COMM   B / Q6
     violence docket and would create the ability to broaden
     legal services such as divorce representation (particularly
     in military-affiliated cases) required for a
     holistic approach in the continuum of care for victim
     services.



     Additional funding is also needed for victims needing
     attorney assistance who have a conflict of interest with
     the Legal Aid office. This funding could promote a pro
     bono program with local attorneys in Clarksville or provide
     financial assistance to pay attorney fees, in the usual
     case when a pro bono attorney cannot be secured. This
     pro bono program is a developmental goal for the Legal
     Aid Office.




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       Financial Aid/Medical Aid-Better systems of distributing                                                                               Recommendation referring to utilities
       limited aid are needed to help victims get the full range of                                                                           assistance, food assistance,
       support services they need. Such far-reaching solutions                                                                                prescription drug assistance, etc.
       are beyond the scope of this Project.                                                                                                  CAA, SafeHouse/UM, People Helping
                                                                                                                                              People, LAS, and HOPE currently
                                                                                                                                              provide financial resources; need for
 7                                                                                                        221         N/A          B / Q6
                                                                                                                                              each agency to more clearly define
                                                                                                                                              service guidelines and share these with
                                                                                                                                              other agencies. Possibility of creating
                                                                                                                                              referral forms should be discussed.



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       Transportation-LAS and Urban Ministries/SafeHouse                                                                                      Need to discuss this recommendation
       need more funds for vouchers so that bus service is                                                                                    with Mayor's Office to determine an
       always an option for their clients and to purchase gas,                                                                                appropriate starting place for
       taxi service or other forms of transportation. Other                                                                                   implementation.
       agencies providing services to domestic violence victims
       also need funds for transportation so they might also
       provide bus vouchers or tokens for necessary travel.                                                         LAS, SFH,
 8                                                                                                        222                      C / Q7
       SafeHouse would welcome funding for a van or vans that                                                        COMM.
       could be used to provide shuttle services to bus stops for
       those clients who are not near the bus routes. These
       recommendations could be addressed by local
       coordinated community response efforts.


       Mental Health Services-Funds are needed so that victims        1. Locate available support                                             Support groups: Centerstone, RASAC,
       of domestic violence who need mental health treatment          groups                                                                  SafeHouse, Family Wellness Center,
       receive it. Local coordinated community response efforts       2. Create referral forms; attend                                        Clarksville Pastoral Counseling Center;
       could provide a mechanism to ensure that all agencies,         to privacy issues                                                       others?
       such as SafeHouse, know that certain victims may be
       eligible for free services paid for by the CVCF. Through
 9                                                                                                        223     CTS, SFH, LAS    A / Q4
       increased communication the mental health centers
       would be able to refer clients who may not need an array
       of mental health services to the various counseling and
       support groups that may be able to help victims cope with
       their feelings.




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       Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment- Local domestic          1. Locate training resources                                        Discuss feasibility of providing
       violence agencies can train counselors on domestic           2. Discuss possibility of                                           conjunctive treatment with Centerstone
       violence issues and their relationship to substance abuse.   expanding services with                                             personnel
       When possible, the existence of domestic violence issues     support group leaders
       should be addressed in conjunction with
 10    alcohol/substance abuse. When this is not possible,                                           224       COMM          A / Q4
       alcohol and substance abuse counselors can be better
       prepared to refer clients to the other agencies that can
       address the domestic violence issues.



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       Bridge Housing-The Project would like to support             ACHIEVED                                                            SafeHouse has a transitional housing
       SafeHouse in addressing this issue in their strategic                                                                            program for survivors, where a single
       planning efforts. Alternatively, a new bridge housing                                                                            family can stay in a house for 3 months,
       program could be created using either federal housing                                                 SFH, Mayor's               provided they follow quidelines set forth
 11    stipends or private funding for a new organization to                                         225                     C / Q7     by SafeHouse. However, it is only
                                                                                                                Office
       create viable transitional housing for victims/survivors.                                                                        available for people staying at
                                                                                                                                        SafeHouse.


                                            VICTIM SAFETY: TRANSITIONAL RESOURCES AND LONG TERM NEEDS
       Education: By asking victims of domestic violence about                                                                          This recommendation should be left to
       their educational background, service providers can make                                                                         service providers that see clients after
       appropriate referrals to educational services to meet                                                                            safety issues have been resolved.
 1     victims’ needs.                                                                               226       COMM.         A / Q5     Perhaps employment resources and
                                                                                                                                        counseling providers can take lead role.


       Job Training/Job Development-Victim service agencies                                                                             This recommendation addresses
       will continue to carry information about employment                                                                              continuation of present services.
       assistance resources in order to help their clients find
       jobs. Agencies such as SafeHouse will continue to refer                                                LAS, SFH,                 Determine whether CMCCC provides
 2                                                                                                   227                     B / Q5
       clients to CMCCC and similar organization so they                                                       CMCCC                    pamphlets to community organizations
       receive both employment assistance and job                                                                                       or referral forms.
       development services.

       Subsidized Housing-Financial assistance to individuals                                                                           Funding does not exist for this at this
       who are homeless must be expanded not only on the                                                                                point. May be further addressed by
       federal level, but on the state and local levels as well.                                                                        person designated to address housing
       We recognize that without increased financial assistance                                              COMM, SFH,                 issues identified within the report.
 3                                                                                                   228                     C / Q7
       many victims will not have the money to find and maintain                                                CHA
       a residence separate from the batterer.




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       Counseling & Support-Because long-term counseling for         1. Locate support group                                              A domestic violence presentation has
       domestic violence is unlikely for many victims due to         leaders, and obtain their phone                                      been set up with Al-Anon on 11 June
       financial limitations, it would be desirable for counseling   numbers, Web sites and e-mail                                        08. There is also a support group called
       centers to have additional funding allowing them to           addresses                                                            Creating Hope by Assisting Parents, it
       provide free or discounted services to qualifying victims.    2. Acquire guidelines for                                            works with families whose children are
       Alternatively, the counseling available in free support       services from Centerstone/                                           at risk of abuse or neglect. Contact has
       groups could be expanded. Increased communication             RASAC                                        CTS, SFH,               been made to possible set up a
 4                                                                                                       229                   C / Q7
       among counseling services and the Urban Ministries will       3. Create referral forms                    CVCF, DVSG               coordination between their program and
       ensure that other organizations assisting victims of          4. Create pamphlets for free                                         LAS program.
       domestic violence know about the counseling services          support groups After contact
       each offers so that victims may be referred appropriately.    is made, work will begin on
                                                                     creating pamphlets for different
                                                                     groups

       Child Care-Emergency or low-income child care must be Currently unachievable                                                       SafeHouse provides child care for
       created in Montgomery County, either through new                                                                                   victims who are staying at their facitilies.
       centers or through a system of vouchers and subsidies.                                                                             However, all state funding for low-
       Special attention is needed to providing evening care.                                                    COMM, SFH,               income child care is used for DHS
 5     Agencies, such as SafeHouse, should refer clients to                                              230                   C / Q7     Families First program. If a family does
                                                                                                                    CPS
       those child care providers who accept vouchers or                                                                                  not qualify for the DHS assistance, there
       provide subsidized child care.                                                                                                     is no other child care program available.


       Legal Assistance/Advocacy-Expand the staff at the Legal This recommendation                                                        Redundant recommendation
       Aid Society and equip the attorneys to specialize in        addressed by previous
       domestic and sexual abuse cases as well as other vital      recommendations
       legal matters, such as family law cases for military-
 6     affiliated victims/survivors. Also, provide funding support                                       231        LAS        C / Q7
       to establish an operational pro bono Bar to help fill the
       huge gaps in legal services the LAS is not able to
       address.

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                                                             VICTIM SAFETY: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT




 Montgomery County, TN                                                                           45                                                                [as of July 2008]
     Planning Bodies- The County Team needs a well-defined                                   May be beyond the scope of this project
     leadership structure to promote the continuity of efforts
     and organization. The MCDVSA Unit must continue the
     outstanding work it has done since its inception.
     Continued coordination with state-level agencies is
     crucial. At the state level, the TDVCC should promote
1    the establishment of certified battering intervention              231   CCR   B / Q6
     programs so they are available in every county. Both
     state agencies must make efforts to ensure that their
     services are provided statewide in all communities and
     not just in the communities where their offices are located


     Task Forces- : Many of the recommendations in this                                      Guidance for implementation; not
     section for Montgomery County provide an excellent                                      specific recommendation.
     basis on which to devise planning and strategies to better
     serve victims of domestic violence through a coordinated
2    community response model.                                          233   CCR   C / Q7
     Together, agencies will know how to operate
     cooperatively so they can provide the best services to
     domestic violence victims with the least amount of
     wasted effort and resources.




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Top 10 Priorty Recommendations
                                                                                                                   Local Coordinator Lead   Grid Jurisdiction

1    Increase and strengthen coordinated community response efforts in Christian County, KY, Fort                  Shared                   All Three
     Campbell, KY, and Montgomery County, TN. Ensure Command and community political leader
     representation in these efforts. Develop strategies to involve Oak Grove community leaders in the
     Demonstration project.Simultaneously, establish a formal Military/Civilian Coordinating Council among
     representatives of Christian County, KY, Fort Campbell, KY, and Montgomery County, TN, to meet
     regularly to implement the next phase of the Demonstration Project, including all other
     recommendations detailed in the body of this report.



2    Provide accessible advocacy services to military-related victims who live in Oak Grove, KY, a                 Helen, Jayme             Christian, Fort Campbell
     community which is located right outside the gates of Fort Campbell. This office will be a collaborative
     project with Sanctuary and the Fort Campbell Family Advocacy Victim Advocate Program, to better
     serve the many military victims residing in that community.

3    Enhance the ability of Command, Family Advocacy Program and the Magistrate’s Court to respond                 Jayme                    Fort Campbell
     effectively to offenders through the provision of follow-up investigation by law enforcement on Post by
     creating a Domestic Violence Investigation Unit within the Fort Campbell Police. Provide regular and
     consistent domestic violence training to first responder officers who rotate through this assignment on a
     regular basis and revise the response protocol to allow for consultation as needed during the initial
     response to the scene.


4    Increase legal representation of military and civilian clients in Montgomery County and surrounding           Pat                      Montgomery
     Tennessee counties, who are seeking Orders of Protection.


5    Establish a Memorandum of Understanding among the Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate                     Jayme                    Fort Campbell
     Program, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Staff Judge Advocate, Social Services, and the Magistrate’s
     Court to maintain the strengthened collaboration currently in place.


6    Provide annual training for criminal justice professionals in the three jurisdictions to keep them informed   Shared                   All Three
     of recent changes in policy and law.

7    Enhance and update the current Command Policy Letter #3 regarding domestic violence intervention              Jayme                    Fort Campbell
     and Command response to include, for example, improvements to the Orders of Protection process,
     strengthening communication between Command and Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate
     Program, and other measures recommended in this report to assist victims and stop the violence




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8    Create a law enforcement process on Post that would require domestic violence offenders to appear in         Jayme        Fort Campbell
     Court, rather than only citing and fining them and ensure consistent use of the process by first
     responders.

9    Identify systemic barriers and institutional practices that lead to low prosecution rates in Christian and   Helen, Pat   Christian, Montgomery
     Montgomery counties and through development of collaborative relationships, propose meaningful and
     achievable remedies.

10   United Methodist Urban Ministries SafeHouse, the sole provider of shelter services for victims of            Pat          Montgomery
     domestic abuse in Montgomery County, is a key partner in the coordinated community response
     against domestic violence. Coordinate collaboration efforts to enhance and expand existing shelter
     services.




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