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Community Engagement

Tackling the Issue

Community engagement can be complex and labor-intensive and require dedicated resources such as time, funding, and people with the necessary skills. ICAN! is dedicated to the below efforts in 2020-2021:

  • Working with the Grady County Coordinated Community Response Team to plan the annual “Together We Heel” Walk. ICAN! designs the poster, creates a banner, conducts all publicity, sets up and operates the stage at the event and participates in the walk.

  • Designing, printing and mailing marquee cards and church bulletin cards about each designated month to community partners to display or distribute.

  • Planning annual law enforcement trainings covering topics such as - Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Trauma Informed Interviewing, Strangulation, Stalking/Protective Orders and Lethality Assessment Protocol.

  • Help in planning the annual Victims of Crime Candlelight Vigil in Canadian County. ICAN! designs and distributes posters, provides materials for the event, speaks at the event and helps to schedule speakers.

  • ICAN! staff develops a list of new locations in our communities to offer our brochures. Advocates visit each location with a folder of ICAN! information and contact information. If the location chooses to display brochures, advocates will set up the display and check it at least quarterly.

  • ICAN! staff works with area churches, civic clubs and other organizations to present about our services and information about domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

  • ICAN! advocates in each county will participate in Child Advocacy Team meetings, CART multidisciplinary team meetings, and OKDHS staffings.

  • ICAN! works with area chambers and organizers at area events.

  • ICAN! works with area school districts to schedule dating violence presentations.

  • ICAN! staff members participates in the Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) monthly meetings in Canadian and Grady counties.