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Unpublished Paper
Project 360: An intervention to address victim-police engagement in repeat domestic violence cases
Economics Discussion Paper 17/08, University of Leicester (2017)
  • Jesse A Matheson
  • Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner
Abstract
In this policy- report, we evaluate the use of a victim engagement intervention targeting UK households that experience repeat incidences of domestic violence. The intervention was implemented as a randomized control trial over 6 months with more than 1,000 households entering the subject pool. Victims in “treatment group” cases are contacted within 24-hours by a victim engagement worker who: a) has access to police information on victims and perpetrators; b) has in-depth knowledge of local domestic violence services and how to access them; c) actively engages victims and offers assistance in the aftermath of an incident of domestic violence in a large UK police force area. Standard protocol, provided to both the treatment group and the control group, is to provide information documents about local services available to households and individuals who have experienced domestic violence. Using an exceptionally rich set of survey data and administrative data we estimate the causal effect that this programme had on victim engagement with police and other support services and on future violence in these households
Keywords
  • Domestic violence,
  • public services,
  • police
Publication Date
2017
DOI
10.13140/RG.2.2.16005.76001
Comments
Please note: this is a policy paper to provide an overview of the Project 360 evaluation.
Citation Information
Foureaux Koppensteiner, Martin; Matheson, Jesse; Plugor, Réka. 2017. ‘Project 360: An intervention to address victim-police engagement in repeat domestic violence cases,’ Economics Discussion Paper 17/08, University of Leicester