The Delta Assault Response Team (DART) program is a new multi-faceted approach to addressing the critical needs of victims of interpersonal violence (domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking) in rural communities of the Mississippi Delta. The Rapid Response network consists of specially trained counselors that serve in initial response teams for reports of interpersonal violence; victim legal advocates, who provide information and access to resources; robust training programs for local law enforcement, social workers and community leaders specifically on the topics of stalking and sexual assault; and logistical support for partner programs in need of expansion into underserved areas.
How to Enroll:
Victims can be referred to DART through relationships with partners, law enforcement, collaborative members, emergency rooms, courts, family members, other victims, and the community at large. Victims may call in to the DART 24-hour Emergency Call-In number 888-443-8911 or 911 anytime.
Once a referral or contact is made, the victim will be assigned an advocate according to the county the incident occurred. The advocate is responsible for enrolling the victim into the DART program. Safety will take priority during enrollment.