DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESOURCE PROSECUTOR
The position of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor (DVSARP) is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The purpose of the DVSARP is to increase the capacity of prosecutors across the State of Oklahoma to more effectively prosecute domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases. Domestic violence prosecutors often have the difficult task of balancing offender accountability with victim safety. By using effective prosecution strategies in these cases, prosecutors can achieve both.
The DVSARP will provide:
- technical assistance in domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases by providing consultation, research, assistance with briefings, and other services as requested
- expert witness resources
- training for prosecutors on prosecuting domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases
- assistance to project partners and other allied professionals to educate and inform organizations and agencies of available resources and services
- additional services as requested.
The DVSARP can assist prosecutors to become involved and even take lead roles in their local Coordinated Community Response Teams or Sexual Assault Response Teams. Combating domestic violence and sexual assault is not confined to the prosecution of offenders. Therefore, the DVSARP will not only strengthen prosecution, but work to ensure that prosecutors cooperate with community agencies and organizations to diminish negative effects on victims prior to and beyond the criminal justice system.
To request technical assistance or to access other services, please contact:
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor
Federal Grants Division
Oklahoma District Attorneys Council
For information on victim services, please visit the District Attorneys Council's Victim Services Division.
Other Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Related Resources: