Evaluating a Multi-Disciplinary Response to Domestic Violence in Colorado Springs, 1996-1999 [electronic resource] / Craig D. Uchida, Carol A. Putnam, Jennifer Mastrofski, Shellie Solomon, Deborah Dawson

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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
ICPSR (Series) ; 3282.
ICPSR 3282
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The Colorado Springs Police Department formed a nontraditional domestic violence unit in 1996 called the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT). This unit involved a partnership and collaboration with the Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, a private, nonprofit victim advocacy organization, and 25 other city and county agencies. DVERT was unique in its focus on the safety of the victim over the arrest and prosecution of the batterer. It was also different from the traditional police model for a special unit because it was a systemic response to domestic violence situations that involved the coordination of criminal justice, social service, and community-based agencies. This study is an 18-month evaluation of the DVERT unit. It was designed to answer the following research and evaluation questions: (1) What were the activities of DVERT staff? (2) Who were the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence? (3) What were the characteristics of domestic violence-related incidents in Colorado Springs and surrounding jurisdictions? (4) What was the nature of the intervention and prevention activities of DVERT? (5) What were the effects of the intervention? (6) What was the nature and extent of the collaboration among criminal justice agencies, victim advocates, and city and county human services agencies? (7) What were the dynamics of the collaboration? and (8) How successful was the collaboration? At the time of this evaluation, the DVERT program focused on three levels of domestic violence situations: Level I included the most lethal situations in which a victim might be in serious danger, Level II included moderately lethal situations in which the victim was not in immediate danger, and Level III included lower lethality situations in which patrol officers engaged in problem-solving. Domestic violence situations came to the attention of DVERT throug... Cf.:
Part 1: Level I Accepted Cases Data; Part 2: Level I Deactivated Cases Data; Part 3: Level I Offender Data; Part 4: Level I Victim Data; Part 5: Level II Accepted Cases Data; Part 6: Level II Deactivated Cases Data; Part 7: Level II Offender Data; Part 8: Level II Victim Data
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Uchida, Craig D.
Putnam, Carol A.
Mastrofski, Jennifer.
Solomon, Shellie.
Dawson, Deborah.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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