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NCJ Number: 237226 Find in a Library
Title: Collaborative Efforts to Improve System Response to Families Who Are Experiencing Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:23  Issue:7  Dated:July 2008  Pages:876-902
Author(s): Duren Banks; Nicole Dutch; Kathleen Wang
Date Published: July 2008
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2000-MU-MU-0014
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the Greenbook demonstration initiative.
Abstract: The Greenbook demonstration initiative provided Federal funding and other support to six communities to establish collaborations to plan and implement policy and practice changes in systems that serve families who are experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment or child exposure to domestic violence. The demonstration sites established and organized collaborative groups in accordance with the Greenbook foundational principles and recommendations, including representation from multiple levels within the primary partner systems and other organizations, as well as the community. The sites struggled with how to engage consumers of the primary systems, however, and devoted a great deal of time to understanding and addressing organizational differences among the partners. Other salient collaborative influences included leadership, resources, trust, and commitment. The stakeholders noted that the collaborative relationships required a great deal of work but were ultimately one of the main successes of the initiative. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Family offenses
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Community service programs; Dedicated funding; Domestic assault; Exposure to Violence; Family advocacy programs; Family intervention programs
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