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Title: Greenbook Demonstration Initiative, Interim Evaluation Report
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  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America

Education Development Ctr
United States of America

ICF International (formerly Caliber Associates)
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2004
Page Count: 175
  Annotation: This interim evaluation report assesses the progress of the federally funded Greenbook Initiative at its six demonstration sites, which have used the Greenbook model as a framework for a collaborative approach in working with families that are experiencing the co-occurrence of child maltreatment and domestic violence.
Abstract: Through a partnership with the Federal Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services, the demonstration communities have sought to implement the Greenbook recommendations in prioritizing collaboration, the identification of co-occurring issues, information sharing, batterer accountability, improved access to services, and improved advocacy. The intent of these activities is to promote system integration and treat the entire family, rather than focusing on isolated family issues or family members. This report describes the results of the national evaluation at the midpoint of the 5-year demonstration grant, including baseline outcome evaluation findings, Greenbook guidance, activities planned and implemented at the midpoint of the initiative, and lessons learned. Following the Greenbook recommendations, the child welfare system has coordinated most activities described in this report, including changes to screening and assessment practices, information-sharing policies, co-located advocates, and training for direct service staff. The dependency court systems at the demonstration sites have focused on communication with other courts and avoidance of unnecessary blaming of nonoffending parents. Domestic-violence service providers have changed screening protocols, clarified mandated reporting procedures, and participated in training activities. Generally, the multidiscipinary approaches implemented at the site have enhanced or built upon existing approaches rather than created new partnerships. The discussion of lessons learned pertains to resources, primary partner dynamics, support from a national demonstration initiative, system-specific Greenbook work, multidisciplinary Greenbook work, and when Greenbook recommendations were insufficient for addressing issues that arose. 22 exhibits, appended description of individual site activities, and 13 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Child abuse ; Interagency cooperation ; Domestic relations ; Child protection services ; Domestic assault ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
United States of America

US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
United States of America

Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
Grant Number: 2000-MU-MU-0014
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United States of America

ICF International (formerly Caliber Associates)
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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