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Title: Evaluation of Police Training Conducted Under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: Project Report Submitted to the National Institute of Justice
Author(s): L Newmark; A Harrell; B Adams
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act of 1984 provided funding through the Office for Victims of Crime in the Department of Justice for 23 law enforcement training projects throughout the United States between 1986 and 1992.
Abstract: These projects were evaluated based on project summaries, key process and outcome variables, case studies, and victim surveys. Project summaries focused on resources provided for training projects; demographic, legislative, and policy contexts in which training was conducted; project design and implementation strategies; and project accomplishments. Training project goals were tailored to circumstances of target areas but generally centered around the need to improve police agency policies and training resources available. Projects trained over 16,000 personnel in more than 225 training sessions. Case studies involved site visits to projects in New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. In addition, surveys were conducted in New York and Texas to obtain victim perspectives on law enforcement services. Survey analysis found that most victims reached out to police agencies for help and that police officers responded to most who called. The structure and format of training are described, along with training manuals, videos, and reference handbooks. Training processes and techniques are detailed, and positive outcomes of training projects are noted. Supplemental information is appended on victim surveys in New York and Texas, training projects, supporting documents included in survey mailings, sampling procedures and response rates, and community demographics. 14 references, 14 tables, and 7 exhibits
Main Term(s): Police training evaluation
Index Term(s): Domestic assault prevention; Indiana; Kentucky; Massachusetts; New York; Police specialized training; Tennessee; Texas; Victimization surveys; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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