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NCJ Number: 157408 Find in a Library
Title: Cambridge Police Department Operation Safe Home, Final Project Report
Author(s): W Holmes; T Headley
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
Executive Office of Public Safety Program Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
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Massachusetts Statistical Analysis Ctr
Executive Office of Public Safety Program Division
100 Cambridge Street
Room 2100
Boston, MA 02202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In response to an increase in the number of domestic violence calls, the Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department hired an experienced domestic violence liaison and purchased a personal computer dedicated solely to maintain information on domestic violence and sexual assault cases.
Abstract: Known as Operation Safe Home, the Cambridge project has four main goals: (1) integrate domestic violence case handling with community policing; (2) use a police department liaison to monitor followup action on domestic violence incidents; (3) create a database to track domestic violence perpetrators and incidents; and (4) train police officers in the handling of domestic violence. The Cambridge Police Department has worked with advocates and other law enforcement agencies to develop a Risk Factor Offender Profile and has also created a citywide public awareness campaign to involve the community in domestic violence prevention. Operation Safe Home has improved the handling of domestic violence cases by police officers and prosecutors. Continuing improvements in putting evidence into reports and in case referral will further strengthen the program. The offender profile form is appended. 6 references
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community policing; Computer aided operations; Domestic assault prevention; Massachusetts; Municipal police; Program evaluation; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention; Violent crime statistics
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