Community Readiness Assessments can be an important part of getting ready to do deep domestic and sexual violence prevention work in your community. They can also be time-consuming and expensive. These resources can help identify ways to do this vital work in a less intensive and more strategic way.
A practical process for doing a Community Readiness Assessment. Community readiness assessments are tools to find out what your community WANTS, NEEDS, and what they THINK are the problems and solutions. This one pager provides critical questions to ask as you move through this process.
These slides are excerpted from a webinar on Community Readiness Assessments from 2016. The PowerPoint includes definitions of community readiness and capacity building and highlights the differences between them. Additionally it lays out a sample process that DV/SA programs can replicate as they engage in prevention work with their communities.