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NCJ Number: 94516 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Park Slope Safe Homes Project - Technical Assistance Manual
Corporate Author: Safe Homes Project
United States of America
Editor(s): I Kiebert; S Schechter
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State
Albany, NY 12243
Safe Homes Project
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides guidelines for establishing a community-based program for battered women and their families, based on the experiences of the Park Slope Safe Homes Project (Brooklyn, N.Y.), which is a community-based effort to coordinate formal and informal supports for emergency and short-term services to battered women, their children, and abusing partners.
Abstract: The project uses trained volunteers, who staff a hotline; provide emergency, 3-day shelter for battered women and their children; and offer ongoing community outreach and education. Extensive referrals are made to health, law enforcement, court, and social service systems. Services are monitored to ensure that the needed help is provided. Following an introductory history and overview of the project, a section is devoted to the use of volunteers in the program, including personal statements by volunteers, volunteer selection and screening, and the monthly meetings of volunteers. A sample volunteer interview sheet is provided. Another section explores project community links, with particular attention to cooperation with the community police and the pastoral care department of the local hospital. A diagram portrays links with other community agencies. Detailed guidance is provided for the development of specific services, namely, the hotline, the operation of the shelter, emergency hotel shelter and financial aid, counseling, and referrals. Other major sections of the manual address staffing and budget, community education, evaluation research, and the future of such programs. A selected bibliography contains 45 listings.
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Hotlines; New York; Referral services; Shelters for Battered Women; Technical assistance plans; Volunteer programs
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