DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE PROSECUTOR
The position of Domestic Violence Resource Prosecutor (DVRP) is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Currently, there are twenty-five DVRP’s throughout the United States. The purpose of the DVRP is to increase the capacity of prosecutors across the State of Oklahoma to more effectively prosecute domestic violence cases. Domestic violence prosecutors often have the difficult task of balancing offender accountability with victim safety. By using effective prosecution strategies in domestic violence cases, prosecutors can achieve both.
The DVRP will provide:
- technical assistance in domestic violence cases by providing consultation, research, assistance with briefings, and other services as requested
- expert witness resources
- training for prosecutors on prosecuting domestic violence cases
- assistance to project partners and other allied professionals to educate and inform organizations and agencies of available resources and service
- additional services as requested.
The DVRP can assist prosecutors to become involved and even take lead roles in their local Coordinated Community Response teams. Combating domestic violence is not confined to the prosecution of offenders. Therefore, the DVRP 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 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 Related Resources: