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  NCJ Number: NCJ 219841     Find in a Library
  Title: Preventing Repeat Incidents of Family Violence: A Randomized Field Test of a Second Responder Program in Redlands, CA--Executive Summary
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Robert C. Davis ; David Weisburd ; Edwin E. Hamilton
  Date Published: 08/2007
  Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This is the executive summary of a report on a study that field-tested three levels of timing for a police planned "second response" to homes that were sites of initial domestic violence calls to police.
  Abstract: The findings showed no reduction in another incident of domestic abuse within 6 months of the initial police response because of any of the randomly assigned conditions for a planned second response by police. These findings, combined with earlier research results, indicate that second-response programs and policies are at best no factor in preventing reoffending and at worst may increase the likelihood of a repeat of the abuse. Beginning January 1, 2005, and continuing through December 3, 2005, domestic violence victims who called the Redlands Police Department (California) with a complaint were randomly assigned to receive a second response within 24 hours (n=75), or within 7 days (n=77), or not at all (n=148). Victims who received a second response, whether within 24 hours or 7 days, were visited by a social worker or a specially trained domestic violence police officer, who talked with victims about the nature of domestic violence, helped them develop a safety plan, and informed them about various services and legal alternatives available to provide protection from future abuse. Reoffending was determined from police records and surveys with victims 6 months after the initial complaint was made. 3 tables, 1 figure, and 17 references
  Main Term(s): Victims of violence
  Index Term(s): Police effectiveness ; Domestic assault ; Domestic assault prevention ; NIJ final report ; California
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2004-WG-BX-0002
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  Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Report (Summary)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: See NCJ-219840 for the complete report.
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