The Right Response Collaborative is comprised of six partner agencies, the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc., Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles Police Department, Peace Over Violence, Rainbow Services, Ltd. and the Westside Center for Independent Living. Each of the community-based organizations provides direct support and advocacy services and came together to create a sustainable and seamless system of appropriate response and services to victims/survivors within the City of Los Angeles.
Our Unique Contribution
The Right Response Collaborative worked to improve services to survivors who are deaf or have disabilities by co-clienting and working together to meet every possible need. Building the capacity among victim-services and disabilities-services agencies and expanding options for treatment, prevention and healing. The project highlights the issues and needs of the target population through outreach, training and education for law enforcement, battered women’s shelters, rape crisis centers and disabilities agencies. Collaboration and partnership are emphasized in planning and service provision. The impact of the Right Response Collaborative include additional shelter options for battered women who are disabled or deaf, disabilities agencies that are better able to recognize the needs of their clients who are victims of violence, and more culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention and prevention options available for women who are disabled, abused and/or assaulted.