SART Collaboration

SART Resources on Collaboration

To help communities assess the readiness and/or level of community partnerships, the Wilder Research Center developed an online survey to be used to assess factors that influence successful collaboration.
 
Building Stronger Sexual Assault Survivor Services through Collaboration
This document describes key roles for community sexual assault coalitions or task forces. The manual can be useful for communities starting SARTs or expanding collaborative partnerships. Included in this resource are samples and checklists for needs assessments, MOUs (Memorandums of Understanding), mission statements, and self-evaluation instruments. 

 
Collaboration: A Training Curriculum to Enhance the Effectiveness of Criminal Justice Teams
This curriculum is designed to assist multidisciplinary criminal justice teams in establishing or enhancing collaborative relationships. Regardless of whether a team is newly formed or long-ago established, or whether it is tasked with a specific project or with broader purpose (such as a multi-agency council mandated to oversee all criminal justice activities in a jurisdiction), all teams can benefit from this curriculum.
 
Collaboration Primer
This document, designed for healthcare professionals, offers useful tips that can be adapted across disciplines.  It provides foundational as well as more abstract elements of successful partnerships. A checklist of questions and issues to consider before embarking on collaborative arrangements and examples of model partnerships is included.
 
Community Tool Box—Tools
This toolbox includes information intended to promote community development. There are sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, grant writing, and evaluation. Each section includes a description of a task, advantages of carrying out the task, step-by-step guidelines, and checklists.
 
Looking Back Moving Forward—Workbook
This publication is geared to improve the community response to sexual assault.  It is designed to assist interagency councils with organizing and following the steps for developing and implementing multi-disciplinary, multi-agency, victim-centered protocol.  This workbook has suggestions for letters, media releases, meeting agendas and other tools that can be easily customized.
 
Making Collaboration Work: The Experiences of Denver Victim Services 2000
This bulletin documents the Victim Services 2000 collaborative model in Denver. It discusses leadership, use of technology for case management, community advocacy, and lessons learned.
 
Collaboration Framework—Addressing Community Capacity
This framework is designed to help individuals and practitioners who are either starting a collaboration or need help in strengthening an existing collaboration. 
 
Collaboration Multiplier
This tool can help SARTs forge alliances with diverse disciplines. 
 
Ohio State University created a factsheet that can assist in leading communities through conflict.