The Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention: Impact on Recidivism
domestic violence; outreach; recidivism; advocacy
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
The domestic violence home-visit intervention (DVHVI) provides home visits by policeadvocate teams within 72-hours of domestic incident to provide safety, psychoeducation, mental health, legal, or additional police assistance. Clinical and police record data were collected for 512 cases, and repeat calls to the police were tracked for 12 months. Analyses revealed that women who engaged with the DVHVI were more likely to contact the police for subsequent events than those who received no or minimal DVHVI contact. Hispanic women served by Spanish-speaking advocate-officer teams were the most likely to utilize services and call the police for subsequent incidents.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Violence and Victims, v. 24, issue 5, p. 591-606
Scholar Commons Citation
Stover, Carla Smith; Poole, Gina; and Marans, Steven, "The Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention: Impact on Recidivism" (2009). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 797.