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Factors Associated with Engagement in a Domestic Violence Home-Visit Intervention
Violence Against Women
  • Carla Smith Stover, Yale University Child Study Cente
  • Anna M. Rainey, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Miriam Berkman, Yale University Child Study Cente
  • Steven Marans, Yale University Child Study Cente
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801208327019
Abstract

This study examines factors related to engagement in the services offered by police officer–advocate teams on the basis of police and clinical records for 301 female victims referred to the Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention (DVHVI) program. The authors find that the severity of intimate partner violence charges and ethnicity of the victim, advocate, and police officer are all significantly related to engagement in the DVHVI, with Hispanic women served by Hispanic advocate–officer teams more engaged in services than African American or Caucasian women. The data suggest that this intervention model may be particularly beneficial for Hispanic victims of intimate partner violence when implemented by a Spanish-speaking officer–advocate team.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Violence Against Women,v. 14, issue 12, p. 1430-1450

Citation Information
Carla Smith Stover, Anna M. Rainey, Miriam Berkman and Steven Marans. "Factors Associated with Engagement in a Domestic Violence Home-Visit Intervention" Violence Against Women Vol. 14 Iss. 12 (2008) p. 1430 - 1450
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carla_stover/8/