It's something that must be done and cannot be done alone
It's something that must be doneand cannot be done alone

What standing committees or work groups do you have in place at this time? 

The Partnership's work is guided and coordinated by an all-volunteer steering committee.  The current steering committee includes:

  • Charlene Quint, Co-Chair
  • Pat Davenport, Co-Chair
  • Gail Weil
  • Ron Hesselgrave
  • Courtney Combs
  • Carol Ruderman
  • Victoria Williams

There are four standing committees of the Partnership for a Safer Lake County: Public Awareness, Service Coordination, Advocacy, and Membership. 

 

Public Awareness Committee 

Multi-Year Objectives: Through public events and anti-violence campaigns and by working with local jurisdictions, raise awareness about violence in Lake County and what services exist so victims and those helping victims of abuse can find help; build a sense of collective responsibility for ending violence in Lake County. 


Current Priorities & Objectives: 2017 Priorities & Objectives: Collaborate with Advocacy Committee to create an anti-violence campaign; launch collaboration with Chicago Says No More; host a 2017 Symposium. 

 

Committee Chair: Gail Weil, Community Youth Network

Service Coordination Committee 

Multi-Year Objectives: Work with United Way to add “violence” as a category in their “Find Help, Lake County” resource guide; improve the understanding of what services are offered and by whom among service providers in and around Lake County; develop a protocol for communicating across agencies to link clients with needed services; implement a referral network among providers; create a protocol for assisting victims of violence similar to the protocol created by the District Attorney’s Sexual Violence Coordinating Council; expand access to Service Point of the Human Service Alliance so member agencies may share information on clients. 

 

Current Priorities & Objectives: Complete work with United Way to add “violence” as a category in their web-based “Find Help, Lake County” resource guide; improve the Partnership members’ understanding of what services are offered by the members of the Partnership for a Safer Lake County as a first step toward improving the understanding of what services are offered and by whom among service providers in and around Lake County; develop a protocol for communicating across agencies to link clients with needed services. 

 

Committee Chairs: Courtney Combs, YWCA of Lake County & Ron Hesselgrave, Stepping Stones Network

Advocacy Committee 

Multi-Year Objectives: Research existing legislation and policies to identify gaps and identify priorities for advocacy; develop relationships with legislators; build cases for and advocate for policy change and funding to further goals of assisting victims and ending violence in Lake County; use data to measure progress and hold legislators accountable; determine what types of data on violence are the most essential and advocate for public entities and others to collect and report that data; develop a human trafficking committee; form a state-wide network to assist victims of abuse and end violence. 


Current Priorities & Objectives: Develop a report that shows the scope of abuse in Lake County; advocate for public entities or others to collect and report data most essential to understanding abuse; research and identify gaps in existing legislation and policies; collaborate with Public Awareness Committee to create an anti-violence public awareness campaign; formulate a plan for addressing issues related to human trafficking in Lake County. 

 

Committe Chair: Pat Davenport, A Safe Place

Membership Committee 

Multi-Year Objectives: Develop and maintain a robust membership comprised of individuals and organizations that support and promote the mission of The Partnership for a Safer Lake County. 

 

Current Priorities & Objectives: Implement new membership structure; recruit new members; diversify membership; facilitate participation of members on committees

 

Committee Chair: Carol Ruderman, SHALVA

"It's something that must be done, and cannot be done alone."

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