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Precinct Domestic Violence Teams: Whose Goals Should Determine Program Activities?

Precinct Domestic Violence Teams: Whose Goals Should Determine Program Activities? This article describes an urban community's attempts to increase domestic violence survivors' participation in the criminal justice system by combining social work advocacy, specialized police officers, and prosecutors into precinct domestic violence teams. An analysis of the outcomes of 1,057 domestic violence reports found that the presence of the teams did not result in increased survivor participation in prosecution. A survey of 265 of the survivors indicated that prosecution was rarely a goal of the survivors, whose participation was needed to meet the goals of the criminal justice system. This study illustrates the importance of learning the views of people that interventions are designed to help. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Family Social Work Taylor & Francis

Precinct Domestic Violence Teams: Whose Goals Should Determine Program Activities?

Precinct Domestic Violence Teams: Whose Goals Should Determine Program Activities?

Journal Of Family Social Work , Volume 9 (3): 19 – Jun 21, 2006

Abstract

This article describes an urban community's attempts to increase domestic violence survivors' participation in the criminal justice system by combining social work advocacy, specialized police officers, and prosecutors into precinct domestic violence teams. An analysis of the outcomes of 1,057 domestic violence reports found that the presence of the teams did not result in increased survivor participation in prosecution. A survey of 265 of the survivors indicated that prosecution was rarely a goal of the survivors, whose participation was needed to meet the goals of the criminal justice system. This study illustrates the importance of learning the views of people that interventions are designed to help.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1540-4072
eISSN
1052-2158
DOI
10.1300/J039v09n03_04
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Abstract

This article describes an urban community's attempts to increase domestic violence survivors' participation in the criminal justice system by combining social work advocacy, specialized police officers, and prosecutors into precinct domestic violence teams. An analysis of the outcomes of 1,057 domestic violence reports found that the presence of the teams did not result in increased survivor participation in prosecution. A survey of 265 of the survivors indicated that prosecution was rarely a goal of the survivors, whose participation was needed to meet the goals of the criminal justice system. This study illustrates the importance of learning the views of people that interventions are designed to help.

Journal

Journal Of Family Social WorkTaylor & Francis

Published: Jun 21, 2006

Keywords: Domestic violence; victim advocacy; coordinated response

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