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Title: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES - DIRECT SERVICES AND FUNDING
Author(s): B LACY
Corporate Author: Nebraska Task Force on Domestic Violence
Rural Domestic Violence Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Action
Washington, DC 20525
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Nebraska Task Force on Domestic Violence
Lincoln, NE 68510
Grant Number: 137-0106/1
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Nebraska Task Force on Domestic Violence
Rural Domestic Violence Project
105 Wedgewood
Suite 6
Lincoln, NE 68510
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL PRESENTS GUIDELINES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ESTABLISHING AND FUNDING VOLUNTEER GROUPS TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR BATTERED WOMEN OR OTHER VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES.
Abstract: IN PREPARING SERVICES, A GROUP SHOULD ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THOSE AGENCIES HAVING CONTACT WITH VIOLENCE VICTIMS AND THUS DEVELOP A TWO-WAY REFERRAL SYSTEM. PUBLIC EDUCATION SHOULD ALSO BEGIN PRIOR TO PROVIDING DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES. SCREENING AND TRAINING VOLUNTEERS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF A TASK FORCE SERVING BATTERED WOMEN. NEW VOLUNTEERS SHOULD WORK WITH VETERANS IN A BUDDY SYSTEM. RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS, PREVENTION OF BURNOUT, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO PROTECT VOLUNTEERS ARE ESSENTIAL. DIRECT SERVICES MAY INCLUDE A CRISIS TELEPHONE LINE, ADVOCACY TO HELP THE CLIENTS SET AND MEET GOALS FOR THEMSELVES, SUPPORTING GROUPS, EMERGENCY HOUSING, AND TRANSPORTATION. SECURITY PROCEDURES TO PROTECT BOTH VICTIMS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF EACH SERVICE. OTHER GROUP EFFORTS SHOULD INCLUDE COORDINATING SERVICES THROUGH, FOR EXAMPLE, A MULTICOUNTY UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION AND WORKING FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE, ESPECIALLY IN POLICE AND PROSECUTING AGENCIES. FUNDING MAY COME FROM DONATIONS FROM BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS, FUNDRAISING EVENTS, AND GRANTS. THROUGHOUT THE EFFORTS, GROUP MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE ONGOING GRIEF INVOLVED IN WORKING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS. APPROXIMATELY 20 REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Domestic assault; Procedure manuals; Victim program implementation; Volunteer programs
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