Coordinated Community Responses to Domestic Violence in Six Communities: Beyond the Justice System. Informal Coordination

10/01/1996

The well-established and long-term relationships between the various agencies in the San Francisco community foster a great deal of informal coordination as well. Since many of the agency staff have served on committees together, they are comfortable raising issues informally.

A number of people reported that they typically rely on informal means to obtain services, or to identify and address problems. One person described the informal networking as "... so institutionalized that it just happens because people don't think to do things another way."