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  NCJ Number: NCJ 194123   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Linkage of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Services, Final Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): James J. Collins ; Donna L. Spencer ; Jeanne A. Snodgrass ; Sara C. Wheeless
  Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 165
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: Computer-assisted telephone surveys were conducted of national samples 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. Program directors for both types of programs recognized that many of their clients had the complementary problem, and high percentages of the two program types screened for the complementary problem. One-quarter of domestic-violence program directors reported providing substance-abuse services to their clients; and 54 percent of substance-abuse program directors reported providing domestic-violence services. Domestic-violence program directors had less favorable attitudes than substance-abuse program directors toward providing complementary services. Substance-abuse program directors also were more likely than domestic-violence program directors to think that substance abuse was implicated in domestic violence, and they were more optimistic that substance abuse treatment could reduce future domestic violence among treated offenders. Logistic regression analyses showed that program directors who estimated that the complementary problem was more prevalent among their clients were more likely to direct programs that provided complementary services. Some implications of the study are drawn, and the report recommends that a demonstration/evaluation of complementary services for victims of domestic violence be developed and implemented. 17 tables, 52 references, and appended questionnaires and logistic regression results
  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
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: For the executive summary, see NCJ-194122; RTI Project No. 6714.
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