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NCJ Number: NCJ 198825     Find in a Library
Title: Responding to Domestic Violence in Southern Illinois, Executive Summary
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Joan McDermott Ph.D. ; James Garofalo Ph.D. ; Kelle Barrick M.A. ; Jennifer L. Kelley M.A.
Corporate Author: Southern Illinois University Ctr for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This is the executive summary of the final report of the process evaluation of the development of a coordinated community response to domestic violence in the city of Carbondale and Jackson County, IL.
Abstract: Evaluation objectives were to conduct a descriptive analysis of interagency collaboration and the documentation of project history, the identification of research issues related to the safety of domestic violence victims in Carbondale, and work with participating agencies to prepare for a potential outcome evaluation. The data-collection methods were largely qualitative and included document analysis, structured and unstructured interviews, and observations. The major objectives of the community response to domestic violence were victim safety and offender accountability. In pursuing these objectives through a coordinated community response, the project achieved the establishment of an ongoing coordinating council composed of representatives of key agencies; police training; an educational video for victims of domestic violence; police and prosecution protocols for cases of domestic battery; the creation of a Domestic Violence Clinic Program; a consolidated records management system for the Carbondale Police Department; an ongoing community support group for victims and survivors of domestic violence; and probation-police teams to check on offender compliance with no-contact bonds and probation orders. The project coordinating council was found to be the key to the success of these efforts.
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation ; Domestic assault ; Domestic assault prevention ; Domestic assault arrest policies ; NIJ final report ; Illinois
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-WE-VX-K006
Sale Source: Southern Illinois University Ctr for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America

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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For the full final report, see NCJ-198826.
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