Both the RAINN and the Delta Prep program rely on a sense of coalition to achieve their objectives. Rape and sexual assault is a big problem for the society, and there have been different initiatives to tackle the challenge. Over time, sophisticated programs have been developed to combat the problem. Such programs are incapacitated at the inadequacy of community-level efforts that solve problems pf sexual assaults and rape at the source level. The RAINN program, however, achieves a more national outlook by capitalizing on the legal framework of the country to achieve its goals. On the other hand, the Delta Prep program centers on domestic programs in order to tackle intimate partner violence (IPV).
One of the most notable distinctions between the RAINN program and the Delta Prep program is that while RAINN focuses on sexual assault, RAINN focuses on violence in intimate relationships. It is essential to note, however, that RAINN still focuses on rape, but in an indirect sense. The Delta Prep foundation seems to imply that rape is an element of broader violent spirit in persons. On the other hand, RAINN tackles rape in its own realm and has sought to define comprehensive variation of rape in a way that enables the organization tackle both violent and non-violent rape. Notably, both of the foundations focus on both victims and perpetrators.
In addition, RAINN focuses on legal solution for rape victims, while Delta Prep focuses on a rehabilitative solution program. Delta characterizes intimate partner violence (IPV) as a serious health concern. Delta states that IPV exists in form of single occurrences to the extreme forms of battering (Delta Prep, 2015). Besides, the organization highlights battering as a frequent phenomenon in which one partner exerts control over the other through violence. Delta believes that all forms of IPV are preventable. The key element is to view violence as a problem rather than a crime. According to the organization, there is a huge possibility of change among persons. The Delta Prep program has chosen to focus on the more pragmatic option of dealing with first-time perpetration and first-time victimization. On the other hand, the RAINN organization has assumed a hard stance on rape, believing that the act should be instantaneously eradicated out of the society by dealing harshly with perpetrators. RAINN also offers a free counselling and treatment programs in a confidential manner. This suggests that the organization assumes a hands-on approach to dealing with rape. This is because its preventive programs are concerned with managing the acts of rape rather than managing the behavior of persons.
According to RAINN, rape is an inexcusable act that is tackled by making the perptaror accounts for one’s actions. This different from Delta’s view, this believes that perpetrators of violence are ill people. Delta, thus, utilizes a research-based and long-term model of dealing with partner violence. It is notable, however, that first-time perpetration does not present the same scenario that characterizes the emergency required in dealing with a rape case. Violence is usually a build-up of factors and mere incarceration mat not quell the submerged violence in such a victim. In its education and counselling approach. Delta examines how the societal, community, relationship, and individual factors contribute towards violence in people. For instance, individual-level factors are the personal history that influences the likelihood of being either a victim or a perpetrator. This may even include a history of violence in a family. At the relationship level, counsellors examine how interaction with family members, intimate partners, and peers contribute towards violence in persons. On the other hand, community factors include how settings such as neighborhoods and workplaces influence the experience and emotions of people while societal factors relate to the macro elements such as inequality, which stirs anger or vulnerability in involved persons.
Besides, while Delta forms coalitions with organizations, RAINN forms coalitions with individuals in tackling violence and rape. Instead of employing direct approach to community and persons, Delta utilized existing structures availed through 19 organizations meant to tackle IPV (Schober & Fawcett, 2015). This might have arisen out of the insight that such organizations understand the structures and prevailing sociology of their communities better. Delta, thus, launched a program that would target organizational transformation through six core areas of structures and processes, leadership, partnership development, resource development, member agency growth. Delta sought a program that would help community organizations identify changes to be instituted as well as identify relevant action steps that would help in organizational change (Schober & Fawcett, 2015). This suggests that the coalition with community organizations is an infrastructure that Delta employs to reach people. It only participates in modification in order to institute ambitious strategies, enhance efficiency, and increase the effectiveness of their activeness. In its leadership structure, Delta focuses on transferring knowledge from its organization. As a CDC instigated program, it is set up on a foundation of knowledge and contemporary research that seeks to modify into forms that can not only be understood at the community level, but also be applied at such fundamental level. In this sense, Delta recognizes that its vision can only be achieved through integration with community organizations that can help achieve such goals through direct interaction with people.
On the other hand, RAINN focuses on a rather direct to dealing with the community. In essence, through services such as the free toll-line telephone services and direct messaging, RAINN deals directly with individuals. This is necessary in the face of gravity that rape presents. In addition, it caters for the emergency that is required in response. Furthermore, legal services do require that rape perpetrators be apprehended immediately before the evidence related to their act dissipates. More essentially, RAINN uses such a model because of attention that victims require (Jackson, 2015). Attention is a process that occur at two levels. At the physical level, victims require immediate health attention that is granted with care in order to preserve the health of related persons. In addition, victims require psychological counselling that realigns their psychological inclination to function normally. RAINN notes that rape and sexual last may long-term impact on victims, especially when not treated or when a victim receives an intervention late (Finn & Hughes, 2008). Apart from the immediate physical and emotional trauma caused by rape, victims may incline towards stress, anti-social behavior, substance abuse, and eventually suffer from low self-esteem and distrust to the society. RAINN builds on a model that pays attention to the welfare of victims since the foundation highlights that traditional usage of rape crisis centers, telephone hotlines, and room assistance (RAINN, 2015). Besides, the organization employs and advocates for direct response due to social stigma, sense of shame, and guilt that comes with rape. Direct response and one-on-one interaction with individuals becomes a means of overcoming such stigma. Unlike Delta that thrives on public discussions, RAINN has to guarantee anonymity to rape victims in order to ensure the success of their programs.
In my coalition, I would seek a more simplistic and modified model. The vision would lie in creating a society in which violence is recognized as a retrogressive and harmful thing for the welfare of people. In the end, the program will seek to involve the unique efforts of persons and communities in tackling sexual violence, rape and intimate partner violence.
In the membership of the coalition, I would be the chairman having a committee of four person. The second person in the committee will be a representative from the lecturer’s community. In addition, I will involve a member of a neighborhood community organization that deals with sexual violence. Such a member would be crucial in the committee because of two reasons, to begin with, the member may transfer a wealth of experience from one’s organization into the new organization. In addition, the member will ensure that the efforts within the school reach the immediate off-campus environment because students also reside outside the college physical environment. In addition, it will ensure that relations that college students have with outsiders are also targeted. Besides, the committee will have a representative from the student community who will steer another organization that will extend the vision of the main foundation at the student level.
The student foundation will have two models of operation. The first department would deal with hotline services emergency room services that will deal with rape perpetrators and rape victims. In addition, the foundation will have a counselling department that will carve a rehabilitative and educational approach to the program. In such a preventive program, first-time perpetrators and first-time victims will be identified either voluntarily or involuntarily for enrollment into the services. The counsellors would be drawn from the lecturer, student, and the outsider community. However, such services would be guided by a professional who would train the counsellors on intricate and effective means of helping both victims and perpetrators.
Such a project would require funding from a variety of sources. To begin with, we would start a program in the website that will allow for donations from people all over the state. We would also appeal to organizations, such as CDC, to allocate a portion of their money to sour service. Periodically, we will rely on fundraising spearheaded by local celebrities. Besides, the school will not only provide part-time funding, but it will also help us spearhead more effective funding campaigns.
Technology will help the organization achieve significant objectives. To begin with, a website will not only help us advertise our idea to the relevant audience, but also help us update the audience on ongoing activities. Besides, the website would be helpful in the donation program by notifying people across a larger area. We would also utilize social networking sites in not only sensitizing people about rape and sexual violence, but also use them in direct interaction with normal audiences, victims, and perpetrators. A Twitter and Facebook page will provide an alternative platform for providing reports about rape cases. The sites will also help achieve anonymity to people who require counselling services. In addition, we will have a blog service that will educate people on prevention services and dangers of rape and sexual violence.