Kate Crisham: For many years, law enforcement and social service agencies sometimes were, at the very best, kind of a bit wary of each other. When you work in partnership, you’re willing to kind of break through some of those natural barriers, and that has really been essential for us with reaching out to the victims to building the great cases that we’ve been able to do.
Kathleen Morris: Having law enforcement partners who say, "We can’t do our work without service providers," really does show the rest of the community that we work with that we’re equally respected.
James Fitzgerald, Lieutenant, Seattle Police Department: For me, 35 years in law enforcement, the key to any success is relationship-building. I’ve met some of our collaborative individuals on a one-on-one basis. You can’t move forward unless you know the problems that your partners experience—what are some of the pitfalls, the road bumps? So establishing those individual relationships are very important.