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Better Coordination with Nonprofit Volunteer Organizations During Preparedness Can Improve Disaster Recovery (December 2020)

Summary

The Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) coordinates with local emergency management agencies and nonprofit volunteer organizations to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. A majority of stakeholders perceive NCEM’s coordination with nonprofit volunteer organizations as sufficient. However, opportunities exist for improvement. Specifically, coordination could be strengthened by engaging nonprofit volunteer organizations through communication, training, and formal agreements; issuing guidance to local governments; and establishing at least one dedicated Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL) position.

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Program Evaluation Division, North Carolina General Assembly
Legislative Office Building, Suite 100
300 North Salisbury Street , Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
919-301-1404