By working with local Community Based organizations (CBO’s), the SCORE Team not only provides VC households with locally relevant and accessible support, but also builds the capacity of these front-line service providers to best respond to local needs over the long-term. While the landscape of CBO’s across the targeted districts contains a diversity in terms of existing capacity, overall stronger technical and managerial capacity for the planning, financing, delivery and monitoring of services are crucial to a sustainable and expanded response to VCs. CBOs are selected for inclusion as implementing partners of SCORE in selected districts based on a number of criteria including local presence as operating CBO for at least 5 years, high level of trust and respect from community and local government, existing capacity for service delivery in one or more technical areas of the SCORE program, and demonstrated commitment to reaching minorities, women and children in special circumstances. The SCORE Team taps into and builds upon the relevant community-mobilization experiences and knowledge developed by Team members, including its long and established history of ongoing collaboration with CBOs throughout the project areas, to engage communities beginning with targeting and identification of VC households. CBOs directly responsible for implementation of household assessments, activities and follow-up. The SCORE Team will take advantage of the reach and experience of its members to promote effective coordination of USG, national and international actors engaged in the response to VC in Uganda. The program is consistent with the relevant policy, planning and technical documentation, such as the PEAP, the Peace Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda (PRDP), the HSSP and the National OVC Policy.