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The Duluth Model website explains the history of the Duluth project, as well as providing information and resources, such as the power and control wheels.

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence website contains many useful resources for developing CCRs, including a CCR toolkit aimed at those wanting to set up a domestic violence or sexual assault CCR.  It includes sections on membership, how to set up a CCR, developing Memoranda of Understanding, ideas for formulating mission statements and self-evaluation instruments.

The Accessing Safety Initiative, Community Toolbox, CoalitionsWork, Community Door and Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) websites contain a wealth of guidance and tools for planning and developing coalitions and collaborative structures, including how-to strategies for successful partnership working.

The Praxis International website includes information and tools for intervention projects and inter-agency collaborations, including the Blueprint for Safety, a set of plans and protocols based on practice experience for conducting safe and effective criminal justice intervention in cases of domestic violence.

The Coordinated Community Response Model Online Toolkit includes guidance, research and examples of projects and initiatives to assist in creating a comprehensive inter-agency response to violence against women, drawing on the UK context.

Step by Step: Tools for Developing a Coordinated Response to Violence Against Women (Edinger, G. and Novakowski, M., 2011), Vancouver, BC: Community Coordination for Women’s Safety.  This guide is based on lessons and challenges from coordinated approaches in British Columbia, Canada.  It includes tools and strategies for developing coordinated responses, such as building relationships, challenging stereotypes, leadership and accountability.  Available in English.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Project Leadership in Multi-System Change Efforts to Address the Co-Occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment (Allo, J. & Ptak, A., 2009), National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.  Available in English.

Creation of a Community Coordinated Response Team Against Domestic Violence in Albania (Women’s Legal Rights Initiative, 2006), Tirana: Women’s Legal Rights Initiative. This publication contains protocols for police, prosecutors, health services, NGOs and social services responding to cases of domestic violence.  The role and legal responsibilities for each sector are outlined in detail, together with protocols for responding to victims/survivors in each context, for example, screening questions for health settings and procedures for police and prosecutors to follow in reported cases.  Available in English.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide (Cohen, L., Baer, N. and Satterwhite, P., 2002), Oakland: Prevention Institute.  Available in English.

Community of Practice in Building Referral Systems for Women Victims of Violence (Jennings, M., 2010), UNRWA.  This document outlines various approaches to building referral systems in different contexts based on the work of Field Offices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Middle East.  Available in English.

Guidelines in the Establishment and Management of a Referral System on Violence against Women at the Local Government Unit Level (Philippine Commission on Women & Inter Agency Council on Violence Against Women and Their Children, 2009).  Available in English.