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  NCJ Number: NCJ 194122     Find in a Library
  Title: Linkage of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Services, Research in Brief, Executive Summary
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): James J. Collins ; Donna L. Spencer
  Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 25
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of telephone surveys of national samples of directors of programs that offer domestic-violence and substance-abuse services, so as to identify how often and in what ways these two program types provide complementary services.
  Abstract: Different questionnaires were used for domestic-violence program directors and substance-abuse program directors. The questionnaires focused on information about program directors, the programs and services provided, whether complementary substance-abuse or domestic-violence services were provided, barriers to the provision of complementary services, program director's attitudes about providing complementary services, and their beliefs about the substance abuse and domestic violence relationship. The interviews were conducted in August 1997. An unstratified simple random sample of 800 domestic-violence programs was selected for the survey, and a stratified random sample of 1,100 substance-abuse programs was selected. Findings showed that the directors of both types of programs agreed that their clients often had the complementary problem of substance abuse and domestic violence; domestic-violence program directors thought that 36 percent of their victim clients had substance-abuse problems, and 61 percent of their offender clients had substance-abuse problems. Substance-abuse program directors believed that 33 percent of their clients were domestic-violence victims, and 26 percent were domestic-violence offenders. A substantial percentage of programs provided some complementary services. There was a fairly consistent direct relationship between program directors' perceptions of the prevalence of the complementary problem among their clients and their provision of complementary services, particularly for domestic-violence victims. Study limitations are noted, and some suggestions are offered for linkage demonstration and evaluation. 4 tables and 7 references
  Main Term(s): Victim services
  Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Interagency cooperation ; Domestic assault ; NIJ final report
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 97-IJ-CX-0009
  Sale Source: RTI International
P.O. Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States of America
  Type: Survey ; Report (Summary)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: For the full report, see NCJ-194123; RTI Project No. 6714.
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