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ERIC Number: EJ844161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Precinct Domestic Violence Teams: Whose Goals Should Determine Program Activities?
Weisz, Arlene N.; Black, Beverly M.; Nahan, Neva
Journal of Family Social Work, v9 n3 p57-75 2005
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. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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