The Collin County Council on Family Violence
Family violence has no home in Collin County, but hope does.
The Collin County Council on Family Violence (the Council) strives to eliminate and respond to family violence through a coordinated, comprehensive effort, which includes education, prevention, intervention, and seamless 24-hour assistance.
A Statewide Model of Collaboration
What started as a Junior League of Collin County, JLCC, initiative and workshop in November 1999 flourished into an active Council of more than sixty community partners. These member-partners represent all areas of the community, including local and state government, law enforcement, education, faith and social services, health care, legal, and workplace organizations. JLCC and Council members have partnered, pooling resources, building formidable intellectual capital, and pushing forward to unearth best practices in a gallant effort to improve life in Collin County
Since 1999, the JLCC has addressed the problems related to family violence by sponsoring numerous community events. 2013 marks the first year the Council has held the White Ribbon Rally, through which area men pledge to take a stand against violence. The rally kicks off a community-wide campaign through which men will take a front seat in the crusade to stop family violence.
The Facing Family Violence Conference celebrated its eleventh year on October 24-25, 2013. This two-day event featured credentialed professionals and keynote speakers focusing on topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, partner abuse and sexual assault. The conference aims to equip first responders with the latest research, best practices, and tools they need to serve our population well. The Council has been commended for its multidisciplinary approach to professional education.
The Council also hosts an annual Business Summit to educate area business leaders to detect and address family violence issues within the workforce. Each attendee receives a free Employers’ Toolkit that can be used to implement a workplace violence prevention program within their business.
Additionally, the Council’s faith community education program has offered many training opportunities throughout the years, providing tools and resources to faith leaders.
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