The Douglas County Special Victims Response Team (SVRT) hit the road for the “Futures Without Violence” training in Portland, Oregon.

During the two-day training, SVRT members, including our Executive Assistant, Daria Winslow, strengthened their strategies in responding to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Douglas County.

“We are excited to take what we have learned from this training and put it into practice to better serve victims of human trafficking in Douglas County” Winslow said.

The SVRT was created by District Attorney Mark Jackson in 2008 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, to identify, assess, and respond to child, youth, and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Through their collaborative work with other law enforcement and non-governmental agencies, the SVRT has dramatically increased the accountability of violent offenders through prosecutions and convictions while also increasing the safety and well-being of victims of these crimes of violence.

Partnership Douglas County works with the Special Victims Response Team to review data, find trends, and offer our assistance for victims’ services.

If you or someone you know are a victim of domestic violence, please contact the SVRT team by calling (775) 782-5126.