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NCJ Number: 65535 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NEBRASKA - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES - FIRST STEPS OF ORGANIZATION
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: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Action
Washington, DC 20525
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Nebraska Dept of Public Welfare
Lincoln, NE 68509
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 Dept of Public Welfare
P.O. Box 95026
301 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOKLET DESCRIBES FIVE STAGES-WORKING GROUPS, NEEDS ASSESSMENT, PLANNING, COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY ENDORSEMENT-FOR PROVIDING SERVICES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN RURAL AREAS.
Abstract: PREPARED BY THE NEBRASKA TASK FORCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THE BOOKLET IS DRAWN ON THE TASK FORCE'S EXPERIENCE IN CREATING LOCAL TASK FORCE GROUPS AND PROVIDING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK TO STRENGTHEN AND COORDINATE EFFORTS IN WORKING WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS-IN RURAL AREAS. A GOOD WORKING GROUP IS THE FIRST GOAL. INITIALLY, WORD OF MOUTH AND ONE-TO-ONE CONTACTS ARE SUFFICIENT TO CREATE A CORE GROUP. ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS SHOULD EVENTUALLY BE ADDED. ORGANIZATION OF THE WORKING GROUP IS IMPORTANT AND THERE ARE SEVERAL TYPES OF INITIAL CORE GROUPS--VOLUNTEER-BOARD, PROFESSIONAL TASK FORCE, ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF PROFESSIONALS, AND INTERAGENCY COUNCIL. OFFICERS, AGENDAS, REGULAR MEETINGS, MINUTES, AND BYLAWS ARE ALL USEFUL IN ASSIGNING TASK AND ESTABLISHING ACCOUNTABILITY. VOLUNTEERS NEED TO BE SCREENED AND TRAINED, AND PROJECT WORKERS SHOULD BE KEPT INFORMED, INSPIRED, AND INVOLVED. A COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT SHOULD BE MADE TO DEFINE THE SCOPE OF NEED FOR THE SERVICE AND TO IDENTIFY SERVICES ALREADY AVAILABLE, USING ONE-TO-ONE CONTACT FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES. SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR ASSESSMENT INCLUDE THE POLICE, SOCIAL SERVICES, SCHOOL COUNSELORS, HOSPITALS, COURTS, AND MINISTERS. A PLAN SHOULD SET OUT LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM GOALS, PRIORITIZE NEEDS, AND HAVE ON-GOING EVAULATION. A PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION SHOULD BE INSTITUTED TO RAISE PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS AND LOWER COMMUNITY TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE. COMMUNITY ENDORSEMENT IS CRUCIAL AS IT WILL HELP THE GROUP BECOME KNOWN AND ACCEPTED. SUPPORT OF THREE GROUPS IS ESSENTIAL: COMMUNITY LEADERS, EXISTING SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES, AND THE VICTIMS THEMSELVES. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Domestic assault; Family crisis intervention units; Family offenses; Needs assessment; Planning; Services; Social service agencies
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