Community Coordination for Safety in Relationships
Golden's Coordinated Approach
The mission of the Golden and District CCSR committee is to maintain collaboration between agencies to generate safety in relationships through support, education, prevention and coordinated intervention for all members of Golden and area with the goal of creating a community which fosters zero tolerance towards relationship violence and sexual assault. We will conduct ourselves ethically, compassionately and respectfully.
CCSR Guiding Principles
Principle 1: We all have a part to play in preventing abuse. It’s everyone’s issue.
Principle 2: The use of violence is always the offender’s choice. The offender must be held accountable.
Principle 3: A victim is the expert in her/his own life; people who live with violence evaluate their risk on a continual basis.
Principle 4: Abuse is abuse regardless of class or socio-economic background. Offenders who abuse victims come from all backgrounds.
Principle 5: Regardless of their age, children are victims in all forms of family violence. The child’s well-being is integrally linked with the safety of the mother.
Principle 6: There is no excuse for domestic violence; considering addiction, anger, mental health, or substance use as a justification for domestic violence minimizes the issue at hand and oversimplifies the underlying power imbalance in the relationship.
Principle 7: We all have a responsibility to let both victims and offenders know about services available to them and how to access those services.
The CCSR Committee includes:
- Golden Family Centre
- Golden Mental Health
- Golden Pentecostal – Tabernacle Church
- Golden Secondary School
- Golden Youth Centre
- Women’s Shelter
- RCMP Victim Services
- St. Andrews United Church
- Stopping the Violence Outreach
- Ministry of Children & Family Development
- Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation
- and other community partners