May 2015 Newsletter
DVC Staff & Local CRT presenting for national webinar

Offender Accountability by the Numbers-Webinar
May 27th, 2015
Registration Ends May 26th

Michelle Patterson,   MSW, MPA , Data & Evaluation Coordinator, Domestic Violence Council, Omaha, NE
Jennifer K. Meckna , J.D. , Deputy Douglas County Attorney, Omaha, NE

This webinar will provide foundational information and lessons learned to begin the journey of using data to assess offender accountability in a community. It is designed from the perspective of a Community Response Team (CRT) using data to find out "how they are doing" in holding offenders accountable. Looking at criminal justice performance measures requires looking at agency performance in the context of the CRT, but this is not about assessing individual workers in agencies. By establishing a baseline for your own community, you can compare year to year and have an idea about whether certain interventions or policies make a difference. Examples will be used about the process we've undertaken and where we have yet to go.
Omaha Gives! Thank YOU!
We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community! The Domestic Violence Council raised $11,478 on May 20th during Omaha Gives-Thank You!

Annual Breakfast and Conference
The DVC Annual Awards Breakfast and Conference held on May 1st were a big success. The Purple Ribbon Awards Breakfast kicked off the day with identifying the champions who strive to end violence in our community.

Every year the Domestic Violence Council recognizes an individual, business, and/or corporation that has provided outstanding resources or support to victims of domestic violence. This year, the award recipients included:
  • Jennifer Reynolds, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate, Offutt Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program
  • Heather DuhachekFounder and CEO, Generation Hope Counseling
  • RESPECTPatricia Newman, PhD, Founder and Executive Director

The awards were followed by a presentation "Envision a Future Without Violence" given by Kelly Miller. The conference held the same day focused on transforming our culturally specific response to sexual and domestic violence

Save the Date!



6th Annual Golf Outing

Monday, August 17th 2015

Champions Run Golf Course, 

more details coming soon...

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