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NCJ Number: NCJ 240506     Find in a Library
Title: Innovative Program for Justice-Involved Partner Violence Victims: “No Man is Worth Me Getting Locked Up”
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Author(s): Rebecca J. Macy ; Dania M. Ermentrout ; Cynthia F. Rizo
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:5  Dated:July 2012  Pages:453 to 464
Date Published: 07/2012
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This article presents the findings of the feasibility of a program for justice-involved intimate partner violence victims.
Abstract: Violence victims who are the primary caregivers for their children sometimes become justice-involved through efforts to protect and defend against intimate partner violence (IPV). Judges often mandate these victims to community-based services, although little is known about these services. Given increasing numbers of such victims, two human service agencies collaborated to create a program for female IPV victims who were their children’s primary caregivers and who were mandated to services for violence against a male partner. The research team conducted a feasibility study of the program using an exploratory qualitative study design to collect data from program participants (n=18) and providers (n=7). Analyses determined three key findings: (a) the importance of a welcoming, comfortable environment; (b) the value of certain aspects of the program content; and (c) the importance of support from like others for participant improvement. These findings point to indispensable program elements. Implications for other communities and providers serving justice-involved IPV victims who are also primary caregivers are described. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Community resources ; Domestic assault ; Family intervention programs ; Community service programs ; Abused spouse profiles ; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims ; Spouse abuse treatment programs ; Parental liability
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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