The Efficacy of a Police-Advocacy Intervention for Victims of Domestic Violence: 12-Month Follow-Up Data
domestic violence, police-advocacy intervention, recidivism
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The Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention (DVHVI) provides advocate/police officer team home visits following a domestic dispute. Women (52 DVHVI and 55 controls) were interviewed at 1, 6, and 12 months following a police reported domestic incident to assess repeat violence, service utilization, and symptoms. Women who received the DVHVI were more satisfied with the police and likely to call them to report a nonphysical domestic dispute in the 12 months following the initial incident than women in the comparison group. DVHVI participants were significantly more likely to use court-based services and seek mental health treatment for their children.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Violence Against Women, v. 16, issue 4, p. 410-425
Scholar Commons Citation
Stover, Carla Smith; Berkman, Miriam; Desai, Rani; and Marans, Steven, "The Efficacy of a Police-Advocacy Intervention for Victims of Domestic Violence: 12-Month Follow-Up Data" (2010). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 799.