Hope House Co-Responding Advocacy Program
Hope House’s Co-Responding Advocacy Program is a new and innovative program that will close existing gaps in service by expanding services to meet the needs of domestic violence victims residing in Independence. By providing crisis intervention and supportive services at the time an incident occurs, the program will increase victims’ safety and create safer communities by holding offenders accountable. Ultimately, the program helps to break the cycle of violence.
Project staff will provide on-scene supportive services for residents of Independence who contact the police department as a result of experiencing domestic violence..
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In Hope House's Own Words
Hope House's new Co-Responding Advocacy Program will address an identified need and bridge the current gap in services that has been recognized by the Independence Police Department and Hope House.
Project staff will provide on-scene supportive services for residents of Independence who contact the police department as a result of experiencing domestic violence.
The program will provide crisis intervention and advocacy services at the time an incident occurs that meet the current needs of residents as it relates to domestic violence and the trauma they have experienced. Such services include:
- safety planning
- assistance with filing an Order of Protection
- lethality assessments
- assisting with accessing safe shelter
- resource referrals and linkage
- and follow up services as needed
Additionally, the Co-Responding Advocate and an off-duty Independence Police Officer will provide weekly follow-up revisits with victims at their homes and the off-duty officer will serve protection orders and outstanding warrants to domestic violence offenders as needed. As a result of accessing services, Hope House anticipates victims will have the resources and support needed to keep themselves and their families safe—and that offenders will be held accountable for their crimes.
These are the agencies that have a COMBAT-funded program with a domestic violence emphasis or component.
Child Protection Center, Inc.
» Child Protection Center
» Melissa's Program
Housing Services of Kansas City
» Trauma First Aid
Mattie Rhodes Center
» Violence Intervention & Prevention
Metropolitan Organization To Counter Sexual Assault
» Services & Education To Address Sexual Violence In Jackson County
» Bilingual Hotline Response, Crisis Support & Victim Advocacy
» REVEAL Social & Mental Health Services
» Bullying/Violence Prevention
Synery Services, Inc.
» Jackson County BIP & Peaceful Pah Diversion Program
» Becoming A Man (BAM) & Working On Womanhood (WOW)