Coalition for Family Peace
The Coalition for Family Peace was founded in 1997 to improve the community's response to domestic violence. Today the Coalition enlists the support of more than 80 members representing organizations throughout Chatham County. The justice, heath care, educational and human services systems, faith-based communities, businesses and individual citizens all work together to improve the county’s response to domestic and sexual violence by promoting community collaboration. The Coalition also provides extensive professional training, community education and public awareness programs.
Stand for Peace Violent Families = Violent Communities
FVRC and four other organizations founded the Coalition for Family Peace in 1997. A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded the project to study the impact of a coordinated community response on preventing and reducing domestic violence. When funding from the CDC expired in 2003, FVRC accepted the Coalition as one of its programs. Sexual assault response was added to its mission.
The Coalition works through task forces that meet monthly, with the entire membership meeting quarterly over lunch. The task forces include: Community Awareness, Community Peace Training, Criminal Justice, Victims Services and the Hispanic Task Force (Comitè Hispano). To join the Coalition and begin work in a task force, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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