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Domestic and Family Violence: Highlighted Programs from the State Annual Reports.

Domestic and Family Violence:


Highlighted Programs from the
State Annual Reports

September 1994

Compiled by

Tara L. O'Connor
Andrea G. Richards

Prepared by the
Justice Research and Statistics Association
444 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Suite 445
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 624-8560

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This document resulted from a cooperative effort by the States and the Bureau of
Justice Assistance (BJA) as part
of the State Reporting and Evaluation Program, which is coordinated by the Justice
Research and Statistics
Association (JRSA). The programs abstracted in this report were obtained from the
1992 State Annual Reports
(SARs) submitted to BJA or were identified by the State Administrative Agencies.
The SARs document each
State's
drug control and criminal justice system improvement activities under the Edward
Byrne Memorial State and
Local
Law Enforcement Assistance Program.
The Justice Research and Statistics Association prepared this document under the
direction of Joan C. Weiss,
Executive Director. The following JRSA staff compiled and edited the information
for this document under the
supervision of Assistant Director for Special Projects Kellie J. Dressler: Tara
L. O'Connor, Intern, and Andrea
G. Richards, Program Assistant, with the assistance of Melissa A. Ruboy, Research
Analyst, Lourdes G. Prado,
Intern, and Gabrielle L. Meszaros, Receptionist/Secretary.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 1
Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 3
Family Violence Prevention Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 3

Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 3
Parenting As Prevention Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 3

District of Columbia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 4
Domestic Violence Case Management Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 4

Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 4
Domestic Violence and Drug Abuse Intervention Project . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 4
Sarasota Domestic Violence Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 5

Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 5
Prosecution Techniques on Televised Testimony of Child Abuse Cases. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 5

Hawaii. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 6
Domestic and Family Violence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 6
Domestic and Family Violence Coalition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 6
Domestic and Family Violence Response Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 7
Domestic Violence Clearinghouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 7
Domestic Violence Prosecution Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 8
Family Violence Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 8
Specialized Prosecutorial Response in Neutralizing Tragedy (SPRINT) . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 9

Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 9
Domestic Violence Investigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 9

Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 10
Chicago Police Department Violence Reduction Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 10
Domestic Violence Protocol Symposium, County of Winnebago . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .10

Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 11
Batterers' Education Program: Iowa Domestic Abuse Program. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 11
Batterers' Education Program: First Judicial District. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 12
Batterers' Education Program: Second Judicial District . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 12
Batterers' Education Program: Third Judicial District. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 12
Batterers' Education Program: Fourth Judicial District . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 13
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services: Fifth Judicial District Batterers'
Education Program . . . 13
Batterers' Education Program: Sixth Judicial District. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 14
Batterers' Education Program: Seventh Judicial District. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 14
Batterers' Education Program: Eighth Judicial District . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 15

Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 15
Fast Track Domestic Violence Docket Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 15

Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 16
Child Sexual Abuse Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 16
Domestic Awareness Response Team (DART) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 16
Domestic and Family Violence Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 17
Domestic Violence Prevention Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 17

Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 18
Domestic Violence Information Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 18

Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 18
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 18
My Life, My Choice Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 19
Substance Abuse Evaluation For Domestic Violence Offenders. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 19

Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 20
Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 20
Emerge, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 20
Massachusetts Attorney General's Elderly Protection Project . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 21
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Violence Prevention. . . .
. . . . . . . . . 21
Roxbury Court Family Violence Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 22
S.C.O.R.E. (Student Conflict Resolution Experts). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 22

Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 23
Model Child Protection/Probation Enhancement Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 23

Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 23
Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 23
Catholic Charities Guardian Family Shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 24
Court School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 24
Crime Prevention and Victim/Witness Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 25
East Mississippi Sexual Assault Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 25
The Emergency Shelter for Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 26
Faith Haven, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 26
Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 27
Mental Health Association in Lauderdale County Emergency Shelter for Abused and
Neglected
Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 27
Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 28
Northeast Emergency Shelter for Children. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 28
Rape Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 29
Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter - Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 29
Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter - Pascagoula . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 30
Shelter and Assistance and Family Emergencies, Inc. (S.A.F.E., Inc.). . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 30

Montana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 31
Gallatin County Victim/Witness Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 31
Lincoln County Women's Help Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 31
Missoula County Drug Abuse Prevention Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 32
New Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 32
Comprehensive Domestic Violence Intervention Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 32
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Domestic Violence Reduction Program . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 33
Eleventh Judicial District Court Domestic Violence Program. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 33
First Judicial District Attorney's Domestic Violence Program. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 34
Jicarilla Apache Tribe Domestic Violence Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 34
Phase IV of the Family Assessment and Intervention Resources (F.A.I.R.) Program
. . . . . . . . . 35
San Felipe Domestic Violence Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 35
Village of Questa Domestic Violence Reduction Program . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 36
New York. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 36
Family Violence Prosecution Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 36
Liverpool Central School District Anti-Violence Program . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 37
New York City School Anti-Violence Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 37
New York County District Attorney Domestic Violence/Elder Abuse Program . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 38
Riverhead School District Anti-Violence and Discipline Project. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 38
School Conflict Resolution Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 39
Suffolk County Legal Aid Society/Family Violence Program. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 39

North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 40
Child Abuse Investigator - Marion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 40
Child Abuse Investigator - Taylorsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 40
Child Abuse Response Team (CART). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 41
Child Victim Assistance Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 41
Child Victimization/Abuse Task Force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 42
Coordinated Child Abuse Response Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 42
The David Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 43
Domestic Violence Day and Night Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 43
Domestic Violence Specialist Investigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 44
Multi-County Child Sexual Abuse Investigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 44
Pender County Victim Advocacy and System Liaison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 45
Project LOVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 45
Violence Case Management of Drug and Alcohol Victims. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 46
Violence Intervention Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 46

North Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 47
Abuse Resource Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 47
Abused Adult Resource Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 47
Abused Persons Outreach Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 48
Adult Abuse Community Service, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 48
Child Sexual Abuse Team (CSAT). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 49
Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 50
Kedish House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 50
Safe Alternatives for Abused Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 51
S.A.F.E. Shelter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 51
Stutsman County Victim/Witness Advocacy Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 52
Three Rivers Crisis Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 52
Ward County Victim/Witness Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 53
Women's Action and Resource Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 53

Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 54
Butler County Protection Order Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 54
Butler County Victim/Witness Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 54
The Center for Human Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 55
Choices PACT (Prevention, Assessment, Counseling, and Treatment) Project. . . .
. . . . . . . . . 55
City of Fairborn Victim/Witness Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 56
Clark/Champaign Victim/Witness Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 56
Clark/Fayette Domestic Violence Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 57
Collateral Services Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 57
Defiance County Victim Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 58
Gallia County Victim Assistance Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 58
Greene County Domestic Violence Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 59
Greene County Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 59
Hamilton County Minority Crime Victim Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 60
Hardin County Crime Victims Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 60
Haven House of Pickaway County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 61
Henry County Sexual Abuse Treatment Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 61
Huron County Victim/Witness Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .62
Knox County Rape Crisis Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 62
Lake County Victim/Witness Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 63
Marion County Victim Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 63
Morrow County Victim/Witness Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 64
Portage County Victim Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 64
Preble County Victim/Witness Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 65
Rural Resource Aid for Victims. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 65
Seneca Victim Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 66
Shelter Victim Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 66
Toledo Victim Assistance Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 67
Victim Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 67
Warren County Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 68
Warren County Victim Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 68
Washington County Victim/Witness Assistance Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 69

Oklahoma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 69
Community and Neighborhood Watch and Crimes Against the Elderly Program . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 69
District Attorney's Task Force on Crimes Against Children (DATF). . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 70

Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 70
Combatting Violent Crimes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 70
Relief Nursery, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 71
Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 72
Allegheny County Enhanced Child Abuse Prosecution Project (ECAP). . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 72
Allegheny County Juvenile Court Victim Advocacy Program . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 72
Allegheny County Victim Services: Comprehensive Services to Homicide Survivors
. . . . . . . . . 73
Armstrong County Batterer Intervention Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 73
Armstrong County Crime Victim Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 74
AVP (Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia Volunteer Program) . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 74
Berks County Child Abuse Prosecution Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 75
Berks County Expansion of Victim Services to Latinos. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 75
Butler County Child Abuse Prosecution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 76
Butler County Victim Services: Coordinator of Violent Crime Services . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 76
Cambria County Victim Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 77
Chester County Child Abuse Prosecution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .77
Child Abuse Prosecution Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 78
Children's Champions Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 78
Clarion County Victim Liaison: Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Liaison. . . .
. . . . . . . . . 79
Clearfield County Peer Support - Students Assisting Students Program. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 79
Coordinated Services For Domestic Violence Victims and Batterers. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 80
Coordination of Victim Services Luzerne County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 80
Dauphin County Victim Advocate Juvenile Justice Program . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 81
Delaware County Child Abuse Prosecution: Multi-Victim Child/Suspect Child
Sexual
Abuse Investigations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 82
Domestic Violence Response Team (DART). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 82
Enhanced Court School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 83
Erie County Child Abuse Prosecution and Investigation Unit. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 83
Ethno-Violence and Hate Crime Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 84
Fayette County Victim Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 84
Finding a Voice: The Victim/Survivor Handbook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 85
Home Security Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 85
Lackawanna County Child Abuse Task Force Expansion and Reinforcement. . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 86
Lancaster Child Abuse Prosecution Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 86
Lancaster County Colposcope Exam Demonstration Project. . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 87
Lehigh County Child Abuse Prosecution: Sexual Offenders/Domestic Violence Unit
. . . . . . . . . 87
Mercer County Violent Crimes Victim Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 88
Montgomery County Court Advocacy and Victim Outreach Project. . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 88
Northeast Philadelphia Victim/Witness Service, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 89
Philadelphia CHILDSAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 89
Post Protection Order/Chemical Dependency Support System. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 90
Prevention of Violence and Victimization Among Teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 90
Rape Crisis Center of Schuylkill County: Recovery Through Awareness - Education
and
Early Intervention. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 91
Rape Crisis Center of Schuylkill County: Victims of Violent Crimes Services
Project. . . . . . . 91
Schuylkill County Court School Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 92
Services to Victims of Violent Crime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 92
Sex Offender Treatment Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 93
Somerset County Child Abuse Prosecution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 93
Tioga County Expanded Services to Victims of Violent Crime. . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 94
Violence Free -- Healthy Choices For Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 94
Wilkes-Barre Victim Services Victim Resource Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 95
York County Child Abuse Prosecution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 95

Puerto Rico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 96
Strengthening the Child Abuse Division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 96

South Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 96
Criminal Sexual Assault Investigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 96

South Dakota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 97
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 97
Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 97
Domestic Family Violence Intervention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 97
Family Trouble Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 98
New Avenues/Domestic Abuse Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 98
Special Prosecution Unit on Domestic Violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 99

Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 100
Child Abuse Prosecution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 100

Vermont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 100
Child Protection Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 100
Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 101

Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 101
Montgomery County Victim/Witness Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 101
Pulaski County Victim Assistance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 102
York County/Poquoson City Victim/Witness Assistance Program . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 103

Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 103
Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 103
Refugee Domestic Violence Intervention Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 104
West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 104
West Virginia Family Violence Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 104

Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 105
Use of Videotape in Multidisciplinary Investigations and Testimony of Child
Victims/Witnesses . . 105
Victim Witness Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 106
INTRODUCTION

The objective of this report is to provide information on Bureau of Justice


Assistance funded programs across
the nation to the States and subgrantees, and to provide a channel of
communication between professionals who
deal with domestic violence on a daily basis. The programs highlighted in this
report on domestic and family
violence provide a useful source of information to initiate and replicate
innovative programs, and serve as a tool
to improve established programs. This manual should be a valuable resource in the
fight against domestic
violence.

Some facts about domestic violence highlight its importance:

# Acts of domestic violence occur every 15 seconds in the United States.

# More than 2 1/2 million women experience violence annually.

# Victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to be victimized


again in comparison with
victims of other crimes.

# In 1993 approximately 1,299 children died as a result of child abuse and


neglect, an estimated 2.9 million
cases of child abuse and neglect were reported, and an estimated 1,016,000
of reported cases were
confirmed by child protective services.

# About 5% of the nation's elderly may be victims of moderate to severe


abuse.

# A recent national survey of criminal justice practitioners reveals that


over 90% of police, sheriffs,
prosecutors, and public defenders report that both child and domestic
violence cases are moderate or
major contributors to their workload.

Domestic violence has only recently been recognized as a real and serious crime,
as well as a societal problem.
In the past domestic violence has received little attention and has been
considered a problem to be addressed
outside the criminal justice system. However, the rising number of domestic
violence cases has prompted the
criminal justice system to develop and implement innovative ways to address the
problem. In addition, difficulties
in measuring and defining domestic violence make it challenging for the criminal
justice system to develop
programs that prevent and combat domestic violence. For the purposes of this
report, domestic violence includes
any assault, battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, or any criminal offense
resulting in physical injury or death
by another who is or was residing in the same dwelling unit. Incidents may be
identified as domestic violence-
related for the following offenses: murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, forcible
sodomy, forcible fondling, arson,
assault and/or aggravated assault, threat/intimidation, battery and/or aggravated
battery, and weapons violations.

Under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance
Program, the Bureau of Justice
Assistance (BJA), is taking an active leadership role in providing assistance to
the States to develop innovative
programs that combat domestic violence. This document reports on the programs
developed and implemented
by the States to address domestic violence issues. Program information was
obtained from the 1992 State Annual
Reports and was submitted by the State Administrative Agencies. Thirty-four
states reported domestic violence
programs in numerous areas such as family violence, child abuse, elder abuse,
prosecution units, victim assistance,
shelters, response teams, task forces, court programs, victim hotlines, crisis
centers, education/information/training,
batterer programs, investigator programs, and programs geared towards reduction,
prevention, intervention, and
treatment of all aspects of domestic violence. These programs serve diverse
target populations, including both
victims and perpetrators.
Alabama

Family Violence Prevention


Program

CONTACT:
Steve Rogers
Winston County Sheriff's Department
Double Springs, AL 35553
(205) 489-2115
(205) 489-3090 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Alabama Law Enforcement/Highway Traffic Safety
Division

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$28,500

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Winston County
Human Resources Department

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's goals are to increase the rate of
arrests for family and domestic violence offenders;
increase the number of convictions for family
violence crimes; increase the number of convicted
offenders who receive counseling and education; and
increase the numbers of arrests and convictions for
sexual abuse and other domestic violence felonies.
Colorado

Parenting As Prevention Program

CONTACT:
Sheri Eisenhauer
Executive Director
Colorado Federation of Parents for Drug Free
Youth, Inc.
628 Rood Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(303) 241-1260
(303) 245-4544 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 01: Demand Reduction Education

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All parents in Colorado

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Colorado Division of Criminal Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$100,000. Approximately 100 people are trained
through the program annually. These people then
train about 4,200 others.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Colorado Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Division; private foundations and
corporations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Regional training brings together parents, educators,
community members, and law enforcement officers.
These individuals return to their communities to
offer training in parenting skills. The Colorado
Federation of Parents offers technical assistance
follow-up, including initiation of parenting groups,
assistance with training and resources, and working
with the media. An annual television broadcast of
a six session Active Parenting Program is shown
each year on public service television.
District of Columbia

Domestic Violence Case


Management Program

CONTACT:
Cheryl Bailey
District of Columbia Superior Courts
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 879-1434
(202) 879-4829 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Judicial officers; court staff; social service staff;
probation officers; and other agency staff

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


District of Columbia Office of Grants Management
and Development

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$275,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program seeks to better define the interface
between agencies, establish uniform procedures, and
minimize inconvenience to domestic violence
victims. A major objective of the program is the
establishment of a single intake location to process
domestic violence cases. To date, an Advisory
Committee has been established which comprises
representatives from the Court, the Corporation
Counsel, the Citizens Complaint Center, the U.S.
Attorney's Office, the Metropolitan Police
Department, shelters, and universities. Model
domestic violence programs are being studied, and
advisory group members have made
recommendations for improving services to battered
women.
Florida

Domestic Violence and Drug


Abuse Intervention Project

CONTACT:
Major Ed White
1300 West Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(305) 761-5700
(305) 766-6676 fax

Bob Cooke
Project Director
1300 West Broward Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
(305) 761-5709
(305) 766-6676 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused women and their children; women at-risk of
abuse; and abusers

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Florida Bureau of Community Assistance

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$113,720 - 118,751. The program averaged 263
victims per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the project is to address the role that
substance abuse plays in domestic violence and to
break the cycle of abuse that occurs when the abuser
or the victim is using drugs. This is done by
providing intervention and treatment to prevent
reoccurrence of domestic violence and drug use.
Once the safety of the victim is assured, both victim
and abuser are provided with drug treatment or co-
dependent counseling. All services are provided in
community-based settings. An objective of the
project is to make law enforcement personnel aware
of the interplay of substance abuse and domestic
violence and of the resources available to address
the dual nature of the problem.

Florida

Sarasota Domestic Violence


Program

CONTACT:
Freda Wagner Pflaum
Project Director
2071 Ringling Boulevard
Suite 400
Sarasota, FL 34237-7000
(813) 951-5400
(813) 951-5449 fax

Pam Larrick
Domestic Violence Advisor
Office of the State Attorney
2071 Ringling Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34237
(813) 951-5454
(813) 364-4481 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence whose abusers have
been arrested or have a non-arrest criminal
complaint filed against them

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Florida Bureau of Community Assistance

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$35,478. Approximately 450 victims and defendants
per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objective of the program is to prosecute as
many domestic violence cases as possible and place
offenders in treatment programs. The program gives
victims the information, education, and support they
need to stop the cycle of abuse. The program
ensures victim safety through bond amounts and
conditions of release from jail. The program also
issues subpoenas, conducts pre-filing interviews,
provides sentencing recommendations based on pre-
filing information, assists with restraining orders,
provides accompaniment to court, photographs
injuries, refers victims to community agencies for
assistance, files Crimes Compensation applications,
and attends court appearances.

Georgia

Prosecution Techniques on
Televised Testimony of
Child Abuse Cases
CONTACT:
Joe Chambers
3200 Highlands Parkway
Suite 420
Smyrna, GA 30082
(404) 438-2550
(404) 438-6121 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Discretionary Grant

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Prosecutors statewide

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$5,500

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program provides students with the skills and
confidence needed to use video equipment to record
interviews and testimony of children who have been
the victims of child abuse and, where necessary,
present the recorded interviews in court. The
program also improves the prosecutor's interview
techniques of child abuse victims and the ability of
the prosecutor to manage child abuse cases.

Hawaii

Domestic and Family Violence

CONTACT:
Charlene Iboshi
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
34 Rainbow Drive
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-0466
(808) 969-1159 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims and family members in
Hawaii County
PROJECT START UP DATE:
1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$275,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to expedite the time
frame for referral to the Prosecutor's Office and
contact with domestic violence victims; to vertically
prosecute all domestic violence cases; to establish a
prosecutor-based volunteer outreach program for
domestic violence victims; to promote interagency
coordination and training; and to assess county
resources for domestic violence victims and family
members.

Hawaii

Domestic and Family Violence


Coalition

CONTACT:
Lt. Paul Winters
Commander, Juvenile Section
Maui Police Department
55 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 244-6480
(808) 244-6482 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims and perpetrators in Maui
County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$75,000. The project worked with 2,149 victims
and 2,146 perpetrators (some of which may involve
repeat incidents) in 1993.
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; County Council funds
three new police positions.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to provide the
police department with specific training to respond
to domestic violence calls; to immediately link up
victims and family members to services; to increase
the amount of interagency cooperation; and to
reduce the number of domestic violence incidents
through this consistent and systematic response.

Hawaii

Domestic and Family Violence


Response Team

CONTACT:
Stuart Spring
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
County of Kauai
4193 Hardy Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-6477
(808) 241-6466 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims including child sex abuse
victims

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$195,000. During the first six months of the
project, 121 cases were provided services.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The prosecutor team is trained to expedite
investigation and prosecution of domestic violence
perpetrators and to provide counseling services to
domestic violence victims and family members.
Coordination with other criminal justice agencies
has been increased to develop staff training
opportunities and services to domestic violence
victims.
Hawaii

Domestic Violence Clearinghouse

CONTACT:
Nanci Kriedman
Executive Director
Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline
P.O. Box 3198
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 531-3771
(808) 531-7228 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims in Honolulu County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$335,381. During the 1992-93 year, the
Clearinghouse provided responses to 3,435 calls to
the Hotline; collateral assistance to 317 community
service agencies; and legal representation to 132
victims in family law matters.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; community grants;
agency fund-raising activities; individual
contributions

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to provide
domestic violence victims and family members with
legal and counseling information, referral for
treatment and shelter, and community advocacy; to
coordinate community services and education for
domestic violence victims; and to provide training to
government and community groups on the dynamics
of domestic violence.
Hawaii

Domestic Violence Prosecution


Program

CONTACT:
James Takayesu
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
County of Maui
200 South High Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 243-7777
(808) 243-7625 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence perpetrators, particularly repeat
offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$50,000. During the year July 1992 to June 1993,
240 trials were conducted and 1,034 complaints
were filed in court by the Prosecutor's Office.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; County of Maui

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to establish a
domestic violence prosecution unit and increase the
number of domestic violence cases prosecuted using
a vertical prosecution model; to establish a career
criminal classification system to identify repeat
offenders; and to provide training and networking
opportunities for the domestic violence prosecution
unit.
Hawaii

Family Violence Program

CONTACT:
Major Edward Lingo
Juvenile Crime Prevention Division
Honolulu Police Department
801 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 529-3875
(808) 529-3960 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Families in a specifically targeted district in which
police respond to calls for domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$89,031. From November 1993 until October 1994,
117 officers and police recruits have received
training; 33 community presentations involving
approximately 800 participants were given; and 34
domestic violence response team interventions were
made.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to provide domestic
violence training to police officers servicing the
target district; to contract with a domestic violence
service provider for counseling and referral services
for domestic violence victims; to provide public
education and community awareness programs on
domestic violence; and reduce the backlog of
domestic violence investigations.
Hawaii

Specialized Prosecutorial
Response in Neutralizing
Tragedy (SPRINT)

CONTACT:
Maurice Arrisgado
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Department of the Prosecuting Attorney
City and County of Honolulu
1060 Richards Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 527-6573
(808) 523-4966 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Hawaii Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$190,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to establish a
formal training program to recruit and train
volunteers working with the domestic violence
prosecution team; to increase victim access to
community resources available to them such as
counseling, medical assistance, and work-training
programs; to develop a resource inventory for
victims; and reduce the number of repeat victims
through these services.
Idaho

Domestic Violence Investigator

CONTACT:
Jackie Atkins
700 West State Street
Boise, ID 83720-1000
(208) 334-4544
(208) 334-2942 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of child sexual abuse

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1989

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Idaho Department of Law Enforcement

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$195,000. During the project's first four years, the
special agent conducted 108 investigations involving
172 victims, resulting in 43 prosecutions and 40
confessions or convictions.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Department of Health
and Welfare; Idaho Attorney General's Office

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
During the program's first four years, the Domestic
Violence Investigator position was filled by one
Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent
whose main assignment was to be available on an
on-call basis to all forty-four counties in the State to
assist in child sexual abuse allegations. This agent
provided the initial forensic interview and follow-up
investigations where requested. To ensure the
continuation of this effort, the State of Idaho
Attorney General began the Child Abuse Resource
Team (CART) which is staffed by a criminal
investigator, a deputy attorney general, a child abuse
protocol specialist, and an office coordinator.

Illinois

Chicago Police Department


Violence Reduction Program

CONTACT:
Barbara McDonald
1121 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605-1101
(312) 747-6203
(312) 747-1989 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence on the south side of
Chicago

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$1,000,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; City of Chicago

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The strategy of the program is based upon the
concept that an information system can be created
which will allow the Chicago Police Department to
identify households which are at risk for
experiencing domestic violence and reduce the risk
of violence in those families through appropriate
interventions. The goals of the program are to fully
implement public policy regarding family violence;
to increase cooperation and coordination among
agencies and departments; promote effective
prevention, intervention, and treatment; to conduct
community education about the causes, impact, and
prevention of family violence; and to facilitate data
gathering and research.

Illinois

Domestic Violence Protocol


Symposium, County of
Winnebago

CONTACT:
The Honorable Harris Agnen
The Honorable Craig Peterson
400 West State Street
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-2522
(815) 987-3018 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Seventeenth Judicial District

PROJECT START UP DATE


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$15,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Illinois Attorney
General; State victim assistance funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The mission of the 17th Judicial Family Violence
Coordinating Council is to prevent violence in
families by improving the community response to
family violence and by increasing public awareness
of the causes and impact of family violence through
education. The goals of the program are to fully
implement public policy regarding family violence;
increase cooperation and coordination among
agencies and departments; promote effective
prevention, intervention, and treatment; conduct
community education about the causes, impact, and
prevention of family violence; and facilitate data
gathering and research to enhance prevention,
intervention, and treatment.

Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Iowa Domestic Abuse Program

CONTACT:
Anne Hills
Bureau Chief of Planning
Iowa Department of Corrections
523 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4690
(515) 281-7345 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court ordered domestic abuse offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$11,480. Approximately 200 facilitators are trained
each year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; offender fees; private
agency in-kind matches

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Objectives of the program include encouraging the
development of projects designed to address
domestic violence; maintaining support for the
existing domestic violence projects; targeting
funding toward projects with established protocol
between law enforcement and support agencies;
targeting funding toward projects which coordinate
activities with substance abuse programs; and
targeting funding to projects related to substance
abuse in rural areas. An accreditation process exists
whereby programs in the eight judicial districts are
monitored for compliance with State standards.

Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


First Judicial District

CONTACT:
Bea Merritt
Assistant Director
First Judicial District: Department of Correctional
Services
P.O. Box 151
Oelwein, IA 50662
(319) 283-2741
(319) 283-5177 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$111,000. The program serves 510 offenders
annually.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; offender fees; First
Judicial District Department of Correctional Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Correctional Services has
contracted with two individuals to provide program
coordination, and the three regional coalitions
against domestic violence, Black Hawk/Grundy,
Dubuque/Delaware, and Northeast Iowa, provide
program oversight and local direction. Members of
these coalitions assist in the hiring and evaluation of
the contracted group facilitators while promoting
victim advocacy and an end to domestic violence.
With Iowa blanketed by the Batterers' Education
Program (BEP), it is possible for the coordinators to
transfer batterers who do not reside in the First
District to other BEP programs.

Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Second Judicial District

CONTACT:
Linda Murken
Director, Second Judicial District: Department of
Correctional Services
P.O. Box 623
Ames, IA 50010-0623
(515) 232-1511
(515) 232-9453 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Batterers and victims in the Second Judicial District

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$195,247. The program serves 22 counties and
admits approximately 350 offenders per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; offender fees; Second
Judicial District Department of Correctional
Services; United Way; State funds; various non-
profit agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Federal funding is provided for Batterers' Education
Program coordinators and clerical support in five
locations. Coordinators ensure that batterers are
held accountable throughout all phases of court and
program involvement, and victim safety is ensured
to the greatest extent possible. Policies and
procedures are standardized, and interagency
meetings regarding domestic violence in all the
larger communities in the district are regularly
organized.

Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Third Judicial District

CONTACT:
Jeffrey Page
Supervisor
Third Judicial District: Department of Correctional
Services
515 Water Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 252-0590
(712) 252-0634 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court-ordered domestic abuse offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$80-100,000. The program serves approximately
350 offenders per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Third Judicial District
Department of Correctional Services; client fees;
private agency in-kind matches

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Correctional Services contracts
with local service agencies who provide program
coordination and certified Batterers' Education Class
facilitators. The overall goal is to reduce domestic
violence incidents by prosecuting the offender for
the crime; requiring successful completion of a
Batterers' Education Class; referring the victim to
the Women's Project; and continually striving to
educate personnel in the criminal justice system and
local community about domestic violence.
Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Fourth Judicial District

CONTACT:
Mike Hahn
Coordinator
Fourth Judicial District: Department of Correctional
Services
900 9th Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 325-0285
(712) 325-0312 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court-ordered domestic abuse offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$53,000. The project serves approximately 300
offenders per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Fourth Judicial District
Department of Correctional Services; client fees

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the Batterers' Education Program in the
Fourth Judicial District is to provide contracted
services for domestic abuse education programs.
The objectives are to provide consistent and easily
accessible contact points for referrals; to ensure that
batterers meet their obligations; to efficiently
communicate information among all persons and
agencies involved; to help ensure the safety of the
partners of the batterers; and to increase the
community's awareness of domestic violence issues.

Iowa

Domestic Abuse Intervention


Services: Fifth Judicial District
Batterers' Education Program
CONTACT:
Dale Chell
Supervisor
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
1111 University
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-1981
(515) 288-1981 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court-ordered domestic abuse offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1986

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$250,452. Project area population is 552,463.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Fifth Judicial District
match; United Way of Central Iowa; Polk County;
client fees; Children and Families of Iowa
Foundation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
For three years, the Fifth Judicial District has
contracted with Children and Families of Iowa to
provide a Batterers' Education Program for men
who are assessed as both substance abusers and
perpetrators of domestic abuse. During the three
years, Batterers' Education Programs have been held
at the Fort Des Moines Facility for incarcerated
offenders, the Fifth Judicial probation office, the
Children and Families of Iowa facility, and in
Creston, Iowa.

Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Sixth Judicial District

CONTACT:
Jean Kuehl
Assistant Director
951 29th Avenue, SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 398-3675
(319) 398-3684 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Perpetrators of domestic violence and their victims

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1987

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$6,861,059. The project serves the Sixth Judicial
District.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Department of
Education; National Institute of Justice; State Justice
Institute; National Institute on Drug Abuse; in-kind
donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program supports program coordinators in both
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, and program
facilitators throughout the judicial district. This
program has worked with the community to develop
a strong victim's component and a curriculum for
women who batter. Also, a batterers' program was
developed and implemented at the Oakdale Prison,
and an intensive group was instituted in the county
jail for repeat offenders. In addition to the many
programs coordinated and facilitated by this project,
educational seminars have been provided for law
enforcement, court, and community agency
personnel.
Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Seventh Judicial District

CONTACT:
James Wayne
District Director
605 Main Street
P.O. Box 2A
Davenport, IA 52803
(319) 322-7986
(319) 324-2063 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Individuals convicted of domestic assaults

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992
PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:
Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$120,000 (approximately). The program serves 350
people per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; client fees; United
Way; private organizations; Seventh Judicial District
match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program provides programming for all offenders
convicted of a domestic assault for a five-county
area in Eastern Iowa as required by state law and
consistent with Department of Correction standards.
Programming is provided to offenders by private,
non-profit agencies who contract with the Seventh
Judicial District Department of Correctional Services
to provide the curriculum for domestic violence
offenders and coordination of services with domestic
violence victim services.
Iowa

Batterers' Education Program:


Eighth Judicial District

CONTACT:
Curt Campbell
District Director
Eighth Judicial District: Department of Correctional
Services
1805 West Jefferson
P.O. Box 1060
Fairfield, IA 52556
(515) 472-4242
(515) 472-9966 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Individuals convicted of domestic abuse

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Iowa Governor's Alliance on Substance Abuse

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$25,000. The program serves 450 people per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; client fees

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Eighth Judicial District Department of
Correctional Services, law enforcement, victim
services agencies, the courts, prosecutors, and local
domestic abuse community coalitions operate a
Batterers' Education Program (BEP). Sixteen-week
mandatory educational groups are provided for all
offenders who are convicted of domestic abuse.
Victim services are provided to abused partners
through local victim services agencies specializing
in providing shelter, counseling, and other services
to battered spouses and children. The program
strives to provide education to the community.

Kansas

Fast Track Domestic Violence


Docket Program

CONTACT:
Kay Falley
200 Southeast 7th Street
Room 406
Topeka, KS 66603
(913) 233-8200 ext. 4017
(913) 296-0927 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 10: Operational Effectiveness of the
Court Process

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Perpetrators of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Kansas Department of Administration

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$71,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Kansas Third Judicial
District

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The principle strategy of the program is to eliminate
systemic barriers to efficient and effective
intervention in the offender's life and that of his
family. The program's goal is to establish a holistic
domestic violence court reduction delay program
that expeditiously addresses the root cause of most
domestic violence, and more cost-effectively utilizes
court and community social service resources. The
objective is to divert a substantial number of
domestic violence cases from criminal court into
social services where all parties can receive
immediate professional help including drug and
alcohol treatment, anger management, and care and
treatment of children.

Kentucky

Child Sexual Abuse Program

CONTACT:
Major John Lile
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 695-6321
(502) 573-1479 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All sexually abused children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Kentucky Justice Cabinet

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$1,114,155. Approximately 1,600 cases served per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of this project is to respond to complaints
of child sexual abuse to prevent further incidents
and to provide assistance to victims in order to
protect against further sexual abuse. The program
objectives are to increase the number of arrests in
child sexual abuse cases; to investigate all child
sexual abuse complaints referred to the Kentucky
State Police by a team member with specialized
training in conducting child sexual abuse
investigations; to provide each Kentucky State
Police post with technical equipment suitable for
these specialized investigations; to provide overtime
for investigative personnel to thoroughly conduct
lengthy investigations; to provide investigators with
a system for the tracking, identifying, and locating
of alleged, suspected, or convicted sexual offenders;
formulate specialized teams to conduct child sexual
abuse investigations; and to provide training for all
Kentucky State Police detectives and troopers.

Kentucky

Domestic Awareness Response


Team (DART)

CONTACT:
Captain Kathey H. Witt
Fayette County Sheriff's Department
136 North Martin Luther King Boulevard
Lexington, KY 40507
(606) 252-1771
(606) 259-0972 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All citizens of Fayette County
PROJECT START UP DATE:
1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Kentucky Justice Cabinet

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$52,139. Approximately 1,100 domestic violence
documents have been served and 23 domestic
violence presentations conducted per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of Domestic Awareness Response Team is
to provide expedient service to all citizens of Fayette
County on the issues of domestic violence. The
education program develops a rapport with the
children and gives them an awareness of alternatives
to solving conflict and dealing with their anger. The
program's objectives are to provide service on all
domestic violence documents issued in Fayette
County within twenty-four hours of issuance,
provide data entry of each of the 437 cases assigned
to the two DART deputies in the data collection
center, and conduct ten school programs for students
in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes on the
issues of dealing with anger, being safe, and conflict
resolution.

Kentucky

Domestic and Family Violence


Project

CONTACT:
Major Marvin Wilson
Louisville Division of Police
633 West Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-2457
(502) 574-2450 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Middle and high school youths; adults

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Kentucky Justice Cabinet
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$8,705. The program gave approximately 145
presentations and 2,300 domestic violence cases
were handled.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Louisville Division of Police, by utilizing
members of the Domestic Violence Squad, addresses
various groups, explaining the problem of domestic
violence and describing patterns of abuse. These
presentations are used to educate the public by
informing them of ways to break the cycle of abuse
and to alert them to agencies that can assist them.
To obtain these objectives, the following activities
have been initiated: presentations are given by
members of the Domestic Violence Squad to various
neighborhood groups, spouse abuse centers, and
schools; brochures are handed out at all
presentations; presentations are used as a proactive
tool in preventing domestic violence by educating
citizens about the logistics of domestic violence; and
all domestic violence cases reported to the
Louisville Division of Police are logged and tracked
for recidivism rates and the effectiveness of
treatment given to the offender.

Kentucky

Domestic Violence Prevention


Program

CONTACT:
Gus Gesser
Director
Dismas House of Owensboro
530 Carlton Drive
Owensboro, KY 42301
(502) 685-6054
(502) 685-0081 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Families of female ex-offenders convicted of
felonies

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Kentucky Justice Cabinet
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$40,000. Approximately 100 offenders and their
children served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goals of the program are to maintain and
strengthen the bond between the incarcerated female
and her children; to prepare the female offender for
her role as primary caretaker upon release; and to
decrease the incidence of domestic violence for the
released mother and her children. The program
attempts to increase the number of visits between
mothers and children; to provide individual,
vocational, and parent/child counseling; provide
small focus groups; and to determine the
effectiveness of the program in terms of decreasing
the incidence of domestic violence.

Maine

Domestic Violence Information


Project

CONTACT:
Lt. Don Winslow
Bangor Police Department
35 Court Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-7384
(207) 945-6824 fax

Francine Stark
P.O. Box 653
Bangor, ME 04402
(207) 945-5102

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Agencies that handle domestic violence cases

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Maine Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$10,904

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Bangor Police
Department

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project has formed a local domestic violence
task force to develop a more efficient method of
sharing information between agencies involved with
the handling of domestic violence cases in the City
of Bangor. The project trained Bangor Police
Department officers on procedures and important
issues with regard to domestic violence. In addition
the project compiles data on domestic violence
complaints and following domestic violence cases
through the entire court process.

Maryland

Maryland Network Against


Domestic Violence

CONTACT:
Jeanne MacLeod
11501 Georgia Avenue
Suite 403
Silver Spring, MD 20902-1955
(301) 942-0900
(301) 929-2589 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
High risk youth and their parents

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Maryland Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$18,750

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Maryland Network
Against Domestic Violence

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project involves law enforcement agencies, the
State's Attorneys' Offices, and domestic violence
programs in Cecil, Frederick and Talbot Counties.
Through this project, interagency response to
domestic violence in these jurisdictions has been
established to assist in aggressively prosecuting
batterers. One-day training is provided to
individuals and agencies which have contact with
domestic violence victims and batterers.
Supplemental domestic violence forms are
developed and distributed for use in law
enforcement departments, and a public awareness
campaign is organized in the counties to inform the
public about domestic violence.

Maryland

My Life, My Choice Program

CONTACT:
Heidi Tomsho
13620 Meuse Argonne Circle
Reisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 833-1866
(410) 833-3754 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
High risk youth and their parents

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Maryland Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$250,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program is a drug demand reduction program
for high risk youth, ages 14 to 18, and their parents.
It is a primary prevention, early intervention
program. The community-based military forces join
together with the Department of Education and the
Department of Juvenile Services to decrease the
incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol use
among adolescents by strengthening protective
factors and reducing risk factors associated with
delinquency and substance abuse. Each program
cycle lasts 15 months and includes residential
weekend retreats, life skills training, parent
management training, the nurturing program for
youth and parents, challenge ropes courses, small
group counseling, problem solving initiatives, job
readiness skill training, job shadowing, home visits,
short term family counseling, and youth employment
activities.

Maryland

Substance Abuse Evaluation For


Domestic Violence Offenders

CONTACT:
Karen Keyser
Family Violence Unit
Department of Social Services
620 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-4230
(410) 887-4431 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court ordered domestic violence perpetrators

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Baltimore County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Criminal Justice Coordinator's Office of
Baltimore County has been awarded funds to add a
substance abuse evaluator to the Domestic Violence
Referral Program staff. The evaluator conducts
substance abuse evaluations with about 500
offenders who have not been simultaneously referred
to the Treatment Alternative to Street Crime (TASC)
program, refers appropriate offenders to substance
abuse treatment simultaneous to their domestic
violence treatment, coordinates with the Office of
Substance Abuse and the TASC program, and
follows-up on compliance with treatment.

Massachusetts

Domestic Violence Court


Advocacy Project

CONTACT:
Marilee Kenney Hunt
Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance
100 Cambridge Street
Room 1104
Boston, MA 02202
(617) 727-5200
(617) 727-6552 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All victims of domestic violence in Massachusetts

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$102,755

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Massachusetts Office
for Victim Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase and

enhance court advocacy services for victims of


domestic violence in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts

Emerge, Inc.

CONTACT:
David Adams, Ed.D.
Program Director
2380 Massachusetts Avenue
Suite 101
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 547-9879
(617) 547-0904 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Men who abuse their partners

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1977

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$440,000. Approximately 1,500 clients are seen
each year, and staff provides training to over 250
agencies each year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; client fees; training
fees

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Emerge seeks to end domestic violence by providing
both individual and social interventions. Social
interventions are intended to improve how
communities and institutions respond to domestic
violence. Emerge was the nation's first batterer
treatment program and is the largest such program
in New England.
Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General's


Elderly Protection Project

CONTACT:
John S. Scheft, Esquire
Project Director
Elderly Protection Project
Office of Attorney General
One Ashburton Place, 18th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1698
(617) 727-2200 ext. 2888
(617) 727-3251 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Police patrol officers and supervisors, elder
protective service workers, prosecutors, and victim
advocates

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$90,000. Persons served per year: 500 officers, 65
protective service workers, 829 recruits, and 35
other related professionals. Approximately 2,000
other officers received written information
concerning elder abuse.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Massachusetts
Attorney General's Office

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Project provides multi-disciplinary training
designed to promote collaboration between police
officers and local elder protective service workers,
which enhances officers' skills in reducing,
reporting, and responding to instances of abuse,
neglect, and financial exploitation of older citizens.
Training explores the following topics: the
demographics of an increasing elder population and
its implications for police services; myths and facts
about aging; effective communication techniques,
including background on the concerns, fears, and
vulnerabilities of the elderly; enhanced investigation
through detailed report writing and photographs;
financial exploitation in its various forms; the elder
abuse reporting law and coordination with the
protective services system; understanding domestic
violence and its applicability to the elderly; mental
health issues; police response to missing persons
with Alzheimer's Disease; and case studies in elder
abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. This is
the only comprehensive, statewide law enforcement
training program concerning elder issues in
Massachusetts.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of
Public Health, Office
of Violence Prevention

CONTACT:
Selena M. Respass
Director
Office of Violence Prevention
150 Tremont Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 727-1246
(617) 727-0880 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Residents of Massachusetts

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
The program serves 20,000 people per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Massachusetts
Department of Public Health

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The primary objectives of the program are to
coordinate and strengthen existing violence
prevention activities within the Office of Violence
Prevention, local, State, and Federal agencies;
promote and support the development of
comprehensive community-based violence
prevention initiatives; increase the dissemination of
information on local and national violence
prevention efforts; and increase the capacity of the
department, State, and local agencies to address
violence and intentional injury through integration
into existing programs and grant writing activities.
Massachusetts

Roxbury Court Family Violence


Project

CONTACT:
Andrea Cabral
Chief, Domestic Violence Unit
Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
55 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 725-8617
(617) 227-5581 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Roxbury low-to-middle income domestic violence
victims

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$165,000. All victims of domestic violence
accessing the Roxbury District Court program

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program combines increased advanced training
of assistant district attorneys and victim witness
advocates in domestic violence prosecution;
increased communication and coordination of efforts
between the district attorney's office and the Boston
Police Department in domestic violence cases; and
community outreach to educate neighborhoods and
schools on the issue of domestic violence.

Massachusetts

S.C.O.R.E. (Student Conflict


Resolution Experts)

CONTACT:
Kathy Grant
Office of the Attorney General
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2200 ext. 2901
(617) 727-5765 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Students in urban high and middle schools

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1989

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$370,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program focuses on mediation to reduce and
prevent violence in urban schools by teaching
youths the principles of constructive conflict
resolution and by training them to utilize these skills
to help their peers resolve conflicts without using
violence. Technical assistance and supervision are
provided by community mediation programs.

Minnesota

Model Child Protection/Probation


Enhancement Program

CONTACT:
Steve Vonderharr
444 Lafayette
St. Paul, MN 55101
(612) 296-5324
(612) 296-6244 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Offenders on probation, parolees, and supervised
releasees

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Minnesota Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$350,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Human Services contracts with
Hennepin County and Ramsey County to provide
family-based intensive services to offenders on
probation, parolees, and supervised releasees who
have committed an offense involving chemical abuse
and are primary caretakers of children under twelve.
The purpose of the projects is to aid parents in
gaining and maintaining sobriety, to complete the
conditions of their probation or parole, and to
eliminate or prevent the need for protective services
for children at risk.
Mississippi

Care Lodge Domestic Violence


Shelter

CONTACT:
Winkie Allen
P.O. Box 5331
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 483-8436
(601) 482-8718 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused adults and their children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1981

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$211,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
Mississippi State Health Department Family
Violence Funds; VOCA; Stuart B. McKinney
Emergency Shelter Grant Program; FEMA grant;
local government; community donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Care Lodge is an emergency shelter for abused
adults and their children. Care Lodge provides a
crisis line, an emergency shelter, case management,
counseling, children's programs, safety and
confidentiality, victim advocacy, information, and
referrals.
Mississippi

Catholic Charities Guardian


Family Shelter

CONTACT:
Gail Healy
Executive Director
Guardian Shelter for Battered Families
P.O. Box 874
Natchez, MS 39121
(601) 442-0142
(601) 442-0525 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence in Mississippi
Highway Patrol District 9

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$200,000. The Guardian Shelter has served 396
victims (173 women and 223 children).

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Housing and Urban
Development Emergency Shelter; Family Violence
Prevention Act -Mississippi Department of Health;
State agencies; United Way

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Guardian Shelter for Battered Families, a
project of Catholic Charities, Inc., serves Mississippi
Highway Patrol District 9. The organization
provides security, shelter, food, clothing, and
counseling; access to community, legal, medical, and
educational services; job training; transportation;
low-income housing; and community support
groups. These services are provided for 30 to 60
days to any woman and her children who are
victims of domestic violence.

Mississippi

Court School

CONTACT:
Susan Richards
Program Director
4803 Harrison Circle
Gulfport, MS 39507
(601) 868-8686
(601) 868-8670 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused children ages three to eighteen

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$86,000. Approximately 600 people served in
thirteen counties and five circuit court districts per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies; United
Way; Exchange Clubs; local government

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The prosecution of those who commit violent and
sexual acts against children remains especially
problematic, because often the only witness to the
crime is the child who is the victim. In the absence
of physical evidence, the prosecutor is placed in the
unenviable position of establishing the veracity of a
small child to the jury's satisfaction. Orientation of
children to the judicial system through the Court
School program remains a cost-effective, traumaless
approach that has received acceptance in South
Mississippi and has been long proven nationally.
Data collected in 1993 indicates significant increases
in objective knowledge of judicial processes by
attendees.

Mississippi

Crime Prevention and Victim/


Witness Resource Center

CONTACT:
Aleene Robinson
P.O. Box 6302
Pearle, MS 39288
(601) 932-4198
(601) 932-8295 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
State of Mississippi

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$275,000. The program shelters approximately 400
people per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies; United
Way; Department of Human Services; Department
of Housing and Urban Development; community;
private foundations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Crime Prevention and Victim/Witness Resource
Center has a comprehensive program that makes
every effort to meet the needs of its clients. Those
services include individual and group counseling,
legal, job, and residence referral, a food pantry, and
clothing. In order to prepare the client for a
residential setting, an advocate service is provided
by dedicated volunteers who actually visit and
monitor the client's progress. In all cases, the
preservation of the family is of paramount concern.
Mississippi

East Mississippi Sexual Assault


Crisis Center

CONTACT:
Nell Grissom
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1207
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 485-4736
(601) 485-4739 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of sexual assault in Meridian, Mississippi

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$91,941. The project served 162 clients in the
previous twelve months.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Methodist Church;
United Way; civic clubs; other churches; individual
donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The East Mississippi Sexual Assault Crisis Center,
located at the Wesley House Community Center
offers services to victims and secondary victims of
sexual assault of all ages. The staff members and
volunteers provide crisis intervention at hospitals,
law enforcement agencies, and at the Center.
Contact is made on a 24-hour crisis line which
operates 365 days a year. The play therapy
interview room with video capability has been very
helpful in prosecuting child abuse cases. Children
are interviewed in a relaxed, home-like atmosphere
by law enforcement personnel or the Center's
therapist to minimize the trauma of reporting abuse.
Professional counseling, group therapy, and court
room advocacy are also provided.

Mississippi

The Emergency Shelter for


Children

CONTACT:
Janice Wilder
Executive Director
P.O. Box 9943
Jackson, MS 39286-0943
(601) 353-1942

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Children ages birth to 12 years who have been
abused or neglected

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1977

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$225,000. Approximately 200 clients served per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Mississippi
Department of Human Services; State agencies; City
of Jackson; United Way; private contributions

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Emergency Shelter for Children is a 45 day
emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.
Services include food, shelter, clothing,
transportation, education, and medical and
psychological evaluations.
Mississippi

Faith Haven, Inc.

CONTACT:
Lorrene Wesson
P.O. Box 853
Tupelo, MS 38802
(601) 844-7091, (601) 844-3146 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Neglected, abandoned, and abused children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1977

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$200,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
Mississippi Department of Human Services; United
Way

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Abused Faith Haven Shelter is an emergency,
diagnostic, and evaluation shelter for abused
children ages birth to 18. All children over the age
of five are diagnosed for treatment when they arrive
at the shelter. Children requiring psychological or
medical treatment or counseling begin receiving help
at the shelter for a maximum of 45 days. At the end
of 45 days, the children are evaluated and
recommended for a foster home or further
specialized treatment.
Mississippi

Gardner-Simmons Home for


Girls, Inc.

CONTACT:
Tootie Murray
P.O. Box 935
Tupelo, MS 38802
(601) 844-4433
(601) 844-8149 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused and neglected girls

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1988

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$234,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies; United
Way; Create; City of Tupelo; Lee County Board of
Supervisors School Lunch Program; local donations
from individuals and businesses

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls, Inc. opened
to provide a home to abused and/or neglected
adolescent girls. Gardner-Simmons Home for Girls,
Inc. currently operates three different programs for
children and youths. The Girls Home itself houses
eight girls, ages 11-18, who have been removed
from their homes due to neglect, abuse, and/or other
problems. The Independent Living Program assists
girls ages 18-22 in preparing to live on their own.
The newest program within Gardner-Simmons is the
Foster Family Home Program which licenses and
trains individual foster families to provide care in
their homes.

Mississippi

Mental Health Association in


Lauderdale County Emergency
Shelter for Abused and
Neglected Children

CONTACT:
Virginia Robinson
Mental Health Association in Lauderdale County
P.O. Box 389
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 693-2892
(601) 693-9502 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused children ages birth to 12 years in a 17
county area

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$215,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; United Way; churches;
individual contributions; community organizations;
Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors; Peavay's
Electronics Corporation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of this program is to operate an
emergency facility that will provide short-term,
temporary residential care to meet the basic needs of
children who are homeless as a result of suspected
abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Services are
provided in the absence of other appropriate
alternatives.
Mississippi

Mississippi Children's Advocacy


Center, Inc.

CONTACT:
Sue Hathorn
Executive Director
P.O. Box 5083
Jackson, MS 39292-5083
(601) 969-1995
(601) 969-7117 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Physically, mentally, or sexually abused children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$188,915. A total of 409 children were seen at the
Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center in 1993.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; funds raised from the
Bingo Deport located in Jackson Square Shopping
Center

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center (CAC)
provides interview, evaluation, and continuing
therapy for children and their families who are
victims of child abuse or neglect. The Center sees
an average of 30 children per month, most of them
several times during the month. The Center
operates on an appointment basis, and all
precautions are taken to protect the identity and
confidentiality of the child and the family. The
CAC has a Clinical Registered Nurse and a master's
level and a doctorate level therapist on staff. The
Center also contracts with other professionals as
necessary.

Mississippi

Northeast Emergency Shelter for


Children

CONTACT:
Annette Mitchell
P.O. Box 1140
Corinth, MS 38834
(601) 286-7748

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1978

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$225,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Mississippi Committee
for the Prevention of Child Abuse; Mississippi
Department of Human Services; State agencies; 11
counties in the agency's service area

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Northeast Emergency Shelter for Children
provides a home-like environment for abused and
neglected children for up to 45 days. The facility is
licensed to house twelve children at a time and is
open seven days a week, 24 hours per day. The
shelter provides access to counseling services,
medical examinations including sexual abuse
examinations, and recreation.
Mississippi

Rape Crisis Services of Northwest


Mississippi, Inc.

CONTACT:
Georgia Nix
P.O. Box 1698
Oxford, MS 38655-1698
(601) 234-9929
(601) 232-8654 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of sexual molestation, stranger rape,
acquaintance rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment,
and incest

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$145,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
Mississippi Department of Human Services; United
Way; Victims of Crime Act

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Rape Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi,
Inc. takes a proactive stance through education in
order to facilitate prevention. Services include a 24-
hour support line that offers information,
intervention, and support; counseling to families
and/or individuals and two support groups; legal
advocacy that keeps survivors abreast of court
proceedings and court dates; education and
sensitivity training for legal authorities; and
prevention and intervention education.

Mississippi

Salvation Army Domestic


Violence Shelter - Greenville

CONTACT:
Patricia A. Davenport
Victim Service Director
P.O. Box 1144
Greenville, MS 38702
(601) 334-3249
(601) 378-3300 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence in the eight counties in
Highway Patrol District 2

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1986

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$280,000. Direct and advocacy services provided to
2,500 people per year. Media outreach through
radio, television, and newspaper sources reaches
more than 50,000 people per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies; Victim
Witness funds; Victims of Crime Act; Mississippi
State Department of Health; local government;
United Way; social and civic clubs; private
donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of the shelter is to provide preventive
activities for victims of domestic violence. These
activities are provided through a collaboration of
local community-based organizations and
community volunteers. The shelter focuses on three
basic stages of domestic violence intervention: (1)
primary prevention by increasing public awareness
in training programs to dispel misconceptions about
date rape, dating violence, marital rape, and
domestic violence; (2) secondary prevention by
providing shelter care, crisis intervention,
counseling, and other support services for victims of
domestic violence; and (3) tertiary prevention
consisting of coordination among the criminal
justice system to work with court-ordered treatment
programs for abusers.

Mississippi

Salvation Army Domestic


Violence Shelter - Pascagoula

CONTACT:
Lucy Spellman
Program Director
P.O. Box 630
Pascagoula, MS 39568-0630
(601) 762-1943
(601) 762-8267 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1979

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$185,000 (approximate). Between 200 and 225
people served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
Mississippi State Department of Health; Emergency
Shelter Funding; United Way; county and city
funding; funding from individuals, churches, and
civic groups

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter has
a residential component which provides protective
shelter, second-stage housing, counseling, legal and
personal advocacy, emergency transportation,
children's programs, and day care. The outreach
non-residential component of the shelter provides
information and referral, advocacy, social services,
and other services designed to break the cycle of
family abuse.

Mississippi

Shelter and Assistance and


Family Emergencies, Inc.
(S.A.F.E., Inc.)

CONTACT:
Kathy Wallace
Executive Director
P.O. Box 985
Tupelo, MS 38802
(601) 841-9138
(601) 680-5785 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1979

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Mississippi Division of Public Safety Planning

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$326,000. 555 women and children served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
Mississippi State Department of Health; Victims of
Crime Act; Victim Assistance funds; Victim Witness
funds; Emergency Shelters Grant Program; Federal
Emergency Management Administration; United
Way; City of Tupelo; Board of Supervisors; Stewart
B. McKinney Foundation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Shelter serves the nine northeast counties of
Mississippi. The sexual assault component of the
project performs crisis intervention, responds to
hospitals for rape calls, and provides court
advocacy. The program has a tutorial component
after school for children up to 16 years of age. A
speakers bureau within S.A.F.E., Inc. provides
public education on domestic violence and assault.
The program has a 24-hour crisis line. S.A.F.E.,
Inc. has been nominated by the Mississippi
Governor's Office to represent the State of
Mississippi for the Albert Schweitzer Award for
Humanitarianism of the Albert Von Humboldt
Foundation, a competitive, national award.

Montana

Gallatin County Victim/Witness


Assistance Program

CONTACT:
Gloria Edwards, LCSW
Victim Witness Assistance Program
615 South 16th
Room 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 585-1410
(406) 585-1429 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violent crime in Gallatin County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Montana Board of Crime Control

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,000. During the first year, a part-time
Victim/Witness Assistant provided services to 105
primary victims, 65 secondary victims and 24
witnesses.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Gallatin County; City
of Bozeman

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides
services which include crisis counseling, information
and referral, court support, criminal justice
advocacy, and assistance with victim compensation.
The Victim/Witness Assistant acts as a liaison
between law enforcement and prosecution to provide
the best services possible for victims and witnesses
and to ensure that each person is treated with respect
and receives assistance through the criminal justice
system.

Montana

Lincoln County Women's Help


Line

CONTACT:
Carol Ramos
P.O. Box 2
Libby, MT 59923
(406) 293-9141
(406) 293-8685 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1980

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Montana Board of Crime Control

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$49,000. In its twelve year existence, the Help Line
has received and answered over 2,700 calls for
assistance.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
fundraisers; a private foundation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Lincoln County Women's Help Line is a
volunteer organization providing a 24-hour crisis
line, emergency shelter, peer counseling, information
and referral, and other services to the northwest
corner of Montana. The goal of the Help Line is to
reduce interpersonal violence in Lincoln County
through mediation and education. The Women's
Help Line enjoys strong support within the local
community and has successfully developed a
network of resources that continually improves the
services available to victims of domestic violence
and sexual assault. In addition to maintaining the
Crisis Line and the Battered Women's Shelter, the
Women's Help Line has volunteer advocates
available 24 hours a day to provide one-on-one
assistance to individuals in need of criminal justice,
medical, or other support services. As part of their
efforts to stop the cycle of violence, the Help Line
has developed a program of education and
prevention that includes free and low cost support
group services, a free multi-media library, a
quarterly newsletter, and frequent public and media
presentations.

Montana

Missoula County Drug Abuse


Prevention Program

CONTACT:
Cindy Klette
Missoula County Courthouse
200 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59800
(406) 721-5700 ext. 3224
(406) 721-4043 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Montana Board of Crime Control

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$63,084

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies;
Missoula County; United Way

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Missoula County Drug Abuse Prevention
Program was initiated to expand crime victims'
services to include issues of substance abuse. The
program's focus has slowly shifted towards the
prevention of crime and drug abuse through
programming directed at children and youth who
were primary and secondary victims of abuse,
neglect, incest, and family violence. By contracting
direct service providers who already have access to
children and youth at risk, the program has been
successful in reaching targeted populations. In
addition to teaching victims about the relationship
which frequently exists between substance abuse and
victimization, prevention approaches include
improving family management skills, providing
opportunities for pro-social involvement, working to
strengthen bonds with family members and other
adults, enhancing social skills and peer-influence
resistance skills, and working to reduce conflict
within the family.

New Mexico

Comprehensive Domestic Violence


Intervention Program

CONTACT:
Sammy Pacheco, DA
Eighth Judicial District Attorney's Office
P.O. Drawer E
Taos, NM 87571
(505) 758-8683
(505) 758-7802 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court-referred domestic violence perpetrators

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$75,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies; Town
of Taos

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program is designed to reduce the incidence of
domestic violence through court-ordered offender
counseling; mandatory arrest policies; no-drop
prosecution policies; increased community
awareness and education; law enforcement training;
and readily available victim counseling.

New Mexico

Eight Northern Indian Pueblos


Domestic Violence Reduction
Program

CONTACT:
James Chancellor
Program Director
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council
P.O. Box 969
San Juan, NM 87556
(505) 852-4265
(505) 852-4835 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and perpetrators of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$50,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program provides counseling services for
victims and perpetrators of family violence. Group
counseling has been provided in three pueblos. The
program also established court referral protocols.
New Mexico

Eleventh Judicial District Court


Domestic Violence Program

CONTACT:
Linda Ramsey
11th Judicial District Court
103 South Oliver
Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-6151
(505) 334-1940 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence counseling

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$43,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Under contract from the Court, a family counseling
center assesses and treats offenders for alcoholism
and abusive behaviors. Regular group and
individual counseling is provided to offenders, and
services are made available to victims as well.

New Mexico

First Judicial District Attorney's


Domestic Violence Program

CONTACT:
Henry Valdez
District Attorney
First Judicial District Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 2041
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 827-5000
(505) 827-5076 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$75,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This pre-prosecution diversion program provides
counseling for Native American and other men and
women involved in domestic abuse situations in an
effort to modify behavior through anger management
techniques. Perpetrators who do not complete the
program are prosecuted in court.
New Mexico

Jicarilla Apache Tribe Domestic


Violence Program

CONTACT:
Pat Serna
Prevention Services
Jicarilla Apache Tribe
P.O. Box 546
Dulce, NM 87528
(505) 759-3162
(505) 759-3532 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence offenders and victims

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$50,000. During the first six months, the program
served approximately 120 clients.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program provides counseling for domestic
violence victims, crisis intervention, and referrals to
community services. Program staff coordinate
victim services, develop treatment plans, manage
client cases, and collect data.
New Mexico

Phase IV of the Family


Assessment and Intervention
Resources (F.A.I.R.) Program

CONTACT:
Thomas J. Ruiz
Court Administrator/Clerk
Second Judicial District Court
P.O. Box 488
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 841-7425
(505) 841-7446 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Court-referred domestic violence victims

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$68,750

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program is designed to end the cycle of abuse
for victims and their children which will be a cost
savings device to the courts and the community by
decreasing the number of domestic violence cases.
New Mexico

San Felipe Domestic Violence


Program

CONTACT:
Pete Lucero
Pueblo of San Felipe
P.O. Box A
San Felipe Pueblo, NM 87001
(505) 867-3381
(505) 867-3383 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims and perpetrators

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$44,232

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program components include early intervention,
public service campaigns to increase the reporting of
domestic violence, and projects which provide direct
treatment to victims and perpetrators. The funded
projects include two Indian Pueblos. The San Felipe
program attempts to increase the reporting of
domestic violence incidents, develops case studies,
establishes a coordinated referral system between
tribal court and community social services, and
decreases the incidence of abuse. The program
establishes, develops, and maintains over 161 client
contacts. These include in-home visits, phone
contacts, coordination with other programs, and
referrals. Once a contact is made, a risk scale is
utilized to measure the level of abuse. The scale is
administered by a family and domestic violence
counselor to determine the at-risk behaviors of both
victim and perpetrator.

New Mexico

Village of Questa Domestic


Violence Reduction Program

CONTACT:
Valerie Trujillo
Village of Questa Police Department
P.O. Box 260
Questa, NM 87556
(505) 586-0694
(505) 586-0699 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Residents of the Village of Questa

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New Mexico Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program has provided for and trained an
additional police officer to exclusively respond to
domestic violence calls, increase community
awareness, and educate citizens about domestic
violence.
New York

Family Violence Prosecution


Program

CONTACT:
David W. Lehr
Chief Assistant District Attorney
Richmond County District Attorney's Office
36 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 876-6300
(718) 448-5784 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Richmond County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$155,000. Total population in project area is
400,000.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Richmond District
Attorney's Office

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objective of the program is to effectively
address the problem of domestic violence through
prosecution. The program will coordinate
community-based outreach and education programs
that target victims of family violence and encourage
their participation in the criminal justice system.
New York

Liverpool Central School District


Anti-Violence Program

CONTACT:
William Fetsko
Liverpool Central School District
800 Fourth Street
Liverpool, NY 13088
(315) 453-0221
(315) 453-0281 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 16: Innovative Programs

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Students in grades K through 8, parents, and
teachers

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$150,000. 100 teachers trained and 11 elementary
schools served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Gifford Foundation; a
United Way Grant; New York State Division of
Substance Abuse Services; Blue Cross/Blue Shield
of Central New York; a Drug Free Schools Grant
from the Jamesville-Dewitt School District; Drug
and Alcohol Abuse Commission

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
In response to widespread concern over increasing
school violence, cultural intolerance, substance
abuse, and sliding student performance levels, this
program attempts to re-educate and train students,
teachers, and parents in conflict intervention and
alternatives to negative behavior. The program
implemented the "No Putdowns" project, designed
for grades K through 8 to create a home and school
environment free of negative criticisms and insults
which often lead to physical aggression. The
curriculum is supplemented and reinforced through
videos, posters, flyers, and daily announcement
messages. A parent and teacher training component
is included.

New York
New York City School Anti-
Violence Project

CONTACT:
Jerrylyn Burton
Director, Funded Programs
Community School District #13
355 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 636-3234
(718) 398-8102 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 16: Innovative Programs

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All 2,997 junior high school students in Junior High
Schools 113, 117, 258, and 265

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993-1994 school year

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$200,000. The program serves all students in the
four junior high schools.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; City of New York

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
During the 1993-1994 school year, efforts focused
on identifying strategies to help students reach their
academic potential and creating a cooperative and
orderly school climate. Using consultants hired
under a grant from the New York State Education
Department, administrators, teachers, parents, and
students attended workshops that focused on the
needs of junior high school students and the
development of educational responses. The role of
violence in the lives of junior high school students
was also addressed.

New York

New York County District


Attorney Domestic
Violence/Elder Abuse
Program

CONTACT:
Steven M. Fishner
Administrative Assistant District Attorney
New York County District Attorney's Office
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
(212) 335-9000
(212) 335-3808 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Married women and senior citizens

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$471,000. The entire population of New York
County is served by this program.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program is designed to enhance the response of
the criminal justice system to the growing problems
of domestic violence through community outreach,

education, and prosecution of such cases by the


Manhattan District Attorney's Harlem Office.

New York

Riverhead School District Anti-


Violence and Discipline Project

CONTACT:
Edward J. Swenson
President
District and School Safety Services, Inc.
135 Fourth Street
Greenport, NY 11944
(516) 477-5081
(516) 477-5081 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 16: Innovative Programs

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All school personnel and students

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993
PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:
New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$150,000. Eight staff members serve the total
Riverhead School District population.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Riverhead School
District

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The project represents a comprehensive planning
effort involving the identification of roles, groups,
and resources within the school and community that
are affected by school violence and can contribute to
its mitigation. The project targets the following
components: Board of Education policy
development and its application; administrative
tasking and training; teacher training in coping with
disruptive and violent persons; the development of
police and community liaison and resource sharing;
the development of an anti-violence curriculum for
pupils; and the establishment of an Alternative High
School program for those pupils who are unable to
profit from regular school and whose behaviors are
disruptive to the safe and orderly education of
others. This program is a multi-faceted approach to
dealing with the problem of school violence. The
program is monitored and evaluated on a regular
basis by the New York State Division of Criminal
Justice Services.

New York

School Conflict Resolution


Program

CONTACT:
Pauline G. Fudjack
Director of Special Programs
13 Elizabeth Street
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 792-2215
(315) 792-2220 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 16: Innovative Programs

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All school-age children, staff, and personnel in the
Utica School District

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New York State Division of Criminal Justices
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$133,334. The program serves 3,974 persons per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Utica School District
taxes

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of this program are to provide
training to staff and students in mediation techniques
and personal/social skills to foster nonviolent
resolution of problems; to improve the safety and
security of the school inhabitants by studying the
occurrence of violent acts on the school premises; to
involve all school staff, parents, and the community
in the effort to reduce violence; to conduct a needs
assessment of each school to determine what
measures and/or equipment are needed to improve
the security of the physical plant; and to improve the
method of incidence reporting to maintain better
records and provide prompt and adequate response.

New York

Suffolk County Legal Aid


Society/Family Violence
Program

CONTACT:
Robert C. Mitchell
Attorney in Charge
Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County
260 West Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706-8322
(516) 665-5300
(516) 665-3692 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Indigent individuals charged with family violence in
Suffolk County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


New York State Division of Criminal Justice
Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$197,283. The program has served 432 clients to
date.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Suffolk County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Suffolk County Legal Aid Society's Family
Violence Program's main objective is to reduce the
incidence of family violence and disrupt the
generational recurrent nature of abused children
becoming abusive adults. The Legal Aid Society
proposes to do this through legal representation and
treatment of offenders charged with family violence.

North Carolina

Child Abuse Investigator - Marion

CONTACT:
Sheriff Bob R. Haynes
McDowell County Sheriff's Department
Courthouse
Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
(704) 652-8910
(704) 652-8910 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused children in McDowell County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,408

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; McDowell County
General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of this project is to improve the criminal
justice system's response to child abuse in
McDowell County by preparing personnel to
respond to complaints more readily and to respond
and investigate them more thoroughly,thereby
reducing trauma to the victim. This program will
involve social services, medical services, and the
school system in the investigation of child abuse
cases.

North Carolina

Child Abuse Investigator -


Taylorsville

CONTACT:
Sheriff Ray Warren
100 First Street, SW
Suite 1
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(704) 632-4659
(704) 632-1099 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child victims and their families

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$42,664

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Alexander County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project is designed to address the problems of
child abuse, both physical and sexual, in Alexander
County. The intent of the project is to create the
position of a full-time abuse investigator with the
Alexander County Sheriff's Office. The Alexander
County Sheriff's Office is mandated to investigate
all reports of child abuse and, where indicated,
follow through with criminal prosecution. This
position would decrease the response time in
initiating investigations and allow more complete
and in-depth investigations.

North Carolina

Child Abuse Response Team


(CART)
CONTACT:
Sheriff Robert Redmond
Franklin County Sheriff's Department
13 Market Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
(919) 496-3332
(919) 496-5429 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
The Department of Social Services and the Sheriff's
Department of Franklin County as well as other
interested jurisdictions

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$52,150

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Franklin County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The CART Program focuses on family violence,
particularly child abuse, by improving investigations
of child abuse cases, strengthening the prospect of
successful prosecution of cases brought to trial, and
creating a working model of operations that can be
duplicated by other jurisdictions. The CART serves
as a model for use in other departments, with a
cross-training component with other agencies.
North Carolina

Child Victim Assistance Project

CONTACT:
Jennifer Tisdale
Citizen's Rights
P.O. Box 629
Raleigh, NC 27602-0629
(919) 733-4726
(919) 715-4018 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All children whose cases are prosecuted in the five
chosen districts of the program area

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$75,945

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program provides direct assistance to child
victims and their families with the help of trained
volunteers coordinated by the District Attorney's
Office and the Attorney General's Office. Child
victims are given one-on-one attention by the State
during the criminal prosecution process. The
program involves cooperation from the District
Attorney's Office and volunteer coordinators. A
project director represents the Attorney General's
Office in the program.

North Carolina

Child Victimization/Abuse Task


Force

CONTACT:
Sheriff Tom Alexander
Haywood County Sheriff's Department
420 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
(704) 452-6666
(704) 452-6699 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Children and youth

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$57,400. In 1993, the program processed 261 cases.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program intends to provide two experienced
investigators for Haywood County responsible for
the investigation of child victimization/delinquency
cases; reduce the initial investigation time of each
case by 25%; and reduce the overall time involved
in investigating and prosecuting cases. Once initial
reports are received from the respective agencies,
contact is made with law enforcement agencies and
the Department of Social Services. An investigator
is assigned and a schedule is established for the
investigative process. Medical and therapeutic
services are arranged for the victim. The prosecutor
is kept abreast of all activities on the case, and
investigators assist him or her in the prosecution.
The investigator ensures that the needs of the victim
are being addressed. Assistance to the victim is
provided to restore his or her sense of dignity, self-
esteem, and coping mechanisms. The investigator
develops a statistical database so that the District
Attorney's Office and the community will have a
better understanding of the extent of the problem.
Training is provided for all involved parties, with
particular emphasis placed on local law enforcement
officers, child protective service workers, and
juvenile service workers who are involved in the
investigation, prosecution, and/or treatment of child
victimization and delinquency related cases.

North Carolina

Coordinated Child Abuse


Response Team

CONTACT:
Sheriff Dan Good
Rutherford County
North Washington Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(704) 287-6247
(704) 287-6196 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Approximately 40 to 60 abused children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$44,408

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; five local
municipalities; United Way; Rutherford County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to develop,
establish, and operate a comprehensive Coordinated
Child Abuse Response Team in Rutherford County
to provide better investigation, prosecution,
court/agency advocacy, and counseling to victims of
child abuse. The program will reduce emotional
trauma to children caused by the investigations and
improve the investigation and prosecution of child
abuse cases by providing direct services to the child
and his/her family that result in the successful
resolution of each case. The Child Abuse Response
Team coordinates its efforts between the Rutherford
County Sheriff's Department and the District
Attorney's Office.

North Carolina

The David Program

CONTACT:
Patricia A. St. Charles
Project Director
822 Churchill Drive
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 487-1278
(704) 487-1762 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence offenders, victims, and children
of Cleveland County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,002. The program treated between 24 and 48
offenders per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; United Way of
Cleveland County; participant fees
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The David Program interrupts the cycle of domestic
violence, starting with the legal system. Staff from
the program do criminal checks on all domestic
violence cases which appear on the court docket to
determine appropriate candidates for the program.
The court makes referrals to the program and an
intake interview and initial assessment are done.
Contact is made with the victim to determine his or
her needs and appropriate referrals are made. The
program provides 26 weeks of group therapy and six
monthly follow up sessions. The goal is for 60% of
the participants to show a 50% or greater reduction
in violent responses compared to the previous
program evaluation and not repeat an offense during
this period. Participants meet with the Program
Manager once each quarter for a year. Support
groups are in place for victims and for children.

North Carolina

Domestic Violence Day and Night


Manager

CONTACT:
Suzanne McNulty
P.O. Box 387
New Bern, NC 28561
(919) 638-4509

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Battered women, children, and elderly parents

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$24,328. The program assisted 500 women and 300
children in 1993.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program assists victims of domestic violence
and their families with a safe haven. Victims may
reside at the shelter for several weeks to recover
from physical injuries and emotional trauma. Crisis
intervention, counseling, assistance with law
enforcement officials, court advocacy, hospital
companions, and inter-agency referral services are
provided. Educational programs and public
awareness forums are in place to help reduce the
causes and consequences of domestic and family
violence. The educational program has been
implemented in the Pamlico County Public School
System.

North Carolina

Domestic Violence Specialist


Investigator

CONTACT:
Sheriff Wayne V. Gay
P.O. Box 1666
Wilson, NC 27894-1666
(919) 237-2118
(919) 399-2871 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Concerned citizens, criminal justice personnel, and
other related agency representatives

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$40,598. First year projections are 40 female
victims, 20 child abuse victims, and 15 elderly
victims will be contacted directly. In 1992, Wilson
County Centralized Emergency Communications
recorded 3,086 calls for assistance involving
domestic violence.
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; county match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Wilson County Sheriff's Department plans to
hire an officer with a background in domestic
violence-related work and formal training in
investigative techniques involving sexual and
physical child abuse, abuse of the elderly, and
domestic violence. This officer monitors cases in
which an order under Chapter 50-b has been
secured, but no crime has been committed. The
officer will serve as a liaison between the Social
Services Department, the Sheriff's Department, and
the District Attorney's Office. The Domestic
Violence Specialist Investigator will identify all
persons and agencies involved in the investigation
and prosecution of cases involving child abuse,
domestic violence, and elder abuse within the
county, including those that offer follow-up
counseling. Personal contact with individuals and
agencies will be made, and an advisory committee
will be organized.

North Carolina

Multi-County Child Sexual Abuse


Investigator

CONTACT:
H.P. Williams, Jr.
District Attorney
202 East Colonial Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(919) 482-8431
(919) 482-4925 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Children in a multi-county area

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$34,492.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local match
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the program is to provide an
experienced investigator to each of the local
agencies who guides and directs the investigation
and is primarily responsible for investigating
complicated cases, to reduce the trauma experienced
by the child victim. The investigator reviews all
cases pending in the District Attorney's Office;
gathers information regarding reports pending with
each law enforcement officer and child protective
service worker to determine the status of the
investigation; receives new reports; contacts
appropriate law enforcement and social service
agencies to help coordinate and monitor the progress
of the investigation; schedules school presentations;
training sessions for local law enforcement agencies;
and develops a statistical data base.

North Carolina

Pender County Victim Advocacy


and System Liaison

CONTACT:
Carolyn Roberts Lyle
Victim Advocacy/System Liaison
P.O. Box 125
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 259-1437
(910) 259-6335 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violent crimes, child abuse, sexual abuse,
and domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993
PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:
North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$66,611

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
commitment of Pender County Government to aid
crime victims; to provide training in personal and
property protection; to assist law enforcement and
the court system in preparing the victim's case and
giving the victim guidance during court proceedings;
to enhance on-scene intervention in looking after
victims of violent crimes; and to coordinate the
victim's problems with the appropriate agencies
together so that they can better render service. The
Liaison first makes a quick assessment and
evaluation of the victim's needs. The Liaison aids,
comforts, transports, and answers all questions, to
prevent additional trauma to the victim. The Liaison
responds to all calls relating to domestic, family,
sexual, elderly, and juvenile abuse and is responsible
for notifying family members in the event of
fatalities. The Liaison reviews all Grand Jury True
Bills of Indictment, goes through the Criminal
Superior Court Arraignment Docket, and highlights
each victim's case. Appropriate contact is made
with victims and the District Attorney. This
program is located in and operated by the Pender
County Sheriff's Department, Detective Division.
The program coordinates training within various
communities and civic organizations.

North Carolina

Project LOVE

CONTACT:
Daryl M. Woodard
Executive Director
Wayne County Youth Outreach Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 1202
Goldsboro, NC 27533-1202
(919) 735-0008
(919) 731-2200 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Youth, ages 10 to 17, through the Wayne County
Youth Outreach Program
PROJECT START UP DATE:
1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$28,077. The Program Director serves 20 youth.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Board of Directors of
Wayne County Youth Outreach Program, Inc.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Operation LOVE adds a service to the Wayne
County Youth Outreach Program by providing "at-
risk" youth with alternatives to substance abuse and
drug trafficking. The clients selected fit one of the
following descriptions: the client is a member of a
single parent family, the client is a member of a
family with a history of court involvement and
violence, the client exhibits unacceptable behavior at
school and/or at home, or the client lives in one of
the four major poverty pockets in the city. Trained
volunteers, reformed substance abusers, teachers, the
Goldsboro Police Department, and the Wayne
County Sheriff's Department offer resources and
support to the program.

North Carolina

Violence Case Management of


Drug and Alcohol Victims

CONTACT:
Connie E. Piland
P.O. Box 461
Ahoskie, NC 27910
(919) 332-5146
(919) 332-1643 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Women and children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$14,327. The program serves 250 victims per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local match

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Violence Case Management of Drug and
Alcohol Victims Program assists women and
children in dealing with drug and alcohol family
violence and promotes personal safety to build self-
esteem and self-sufficiency. The program provides
emergency direct services to victims including
shelter, medical attention, transportation, court
advocacy, support groups, counseling, and hospital
accompaniment. The program's health fairs and
speakers' bureau respond to calls for information on
family violence. Program staff work with Social
Services, the Courts, the District Attorney's Office,
and Health Departments to increase awareness and
ensure the rights of victims.

North Carolina

Violence Intervention Program

CONTACT:
Dr. Martin Eagle
Staff Psychologist
505 West Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 560-4404
(919) 683-6366 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Persons who call police regarding domestic violence
disputes in the City of Durham

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$61,578

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Durham Police
Department/City of Durham

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) utilizes a
team which includes the Durham Police Staff
Psychologist, Durham Police Officers with training
provided by the Durham County Mental Health
Center, the District Attorney's Victim/Witness
Assistance Program, and area hospitals. The
services provided allow program clients, specifically
repeat offenders and their families, to eliminate or
reduce physical and psychological pain caused by
domestic violence, reduce repeat offenses, avoid
criminal prosecution, improve interpersonal
relationships, improve communication and conflict
resolution skills, and utilize community resources.

North Dakota

Abuse Resource Network

CONTACT:
Kris Carlson
Director
Abuse Resource Network
P.O. Box 919
Lisbon, ND 58054
(701) 683-5061

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual
assault, and other crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1988

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
130 persons are served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Victims of Crime Act
funds; local donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Abuse Resource Network (ARN) is a non-profit
organization whose purpose is to provide support
services for victims of domestic violence and sexual
assault. The program works to promote a
cooperative network between agencies and ARN to
assist victims of violent crime; raise awareness of
the problems associated with domestic violence and
sexual assault; provide volunteer advocates 24 hours
every day for victims of crime; and provide safe
housing to all victims in need.

North Dakota

Abused Adult Resource Center

CONTACT:
Diane Zainhofsky
Executive Director
Abused Adult Resource Center
P.O. Box 167
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 222-8370

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Parents who are divorced or separated
PROJECT START UP DATE:
1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$400,000. The program serves the Bismarck-
Mandam area and the seven surrounding counties.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; private sector
donations; United Way; corporate grants; local
fundraising; in-kind donations from the private
sector

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Abused Adult Resource Center houses a pilot
program called the Family Safety Center that is
designed to reduce children's vulnerability to
violence and trauma related to family visitation
where there is a history of domestic violence. The
Center is available for use by the district courts as
a safe place for visitation. Also, the Center is used
by parents to facilitate child visitation/exchanges.

North Dakota

Abused Persons Outreach Center

CONTACT:
Rainy Light
Director
Abused Persons Outreach Center
P.O. Box 508
Valley City, ND 58072
(701) 845-0078

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and
other crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1985
PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:
North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
Approximately 350 persons are served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; corporate funding
sources; private sector donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Abused Persons Outreach Center's (APOC)
objective is to eliminate domestic violence and
sexual abuse in the community. The APOC
provides crisis intervention and counseling services
to victims of personal violence and promotes
educational and preventive programs. The program
refers people for counseling, provides transportation,
assists with social services, housing, and deals with
the court system; sponsors a women's group; helps
with filing protection orders; and educates students
about abuse.

North Dakota

Adult Abuse Community Service,


Inc.

CONTACT:
Leigh Hoffert
Adult Abuse Community Service, Inc.
111 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 746-0405

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses of domestic violence, sexual
assault, childhood sexual abuse, and personal injury
crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1980
PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:
North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$280,000. 1,559 clients were served in 1993.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Victims of Crime Act
funds; private donations and foundations; the Crime
Victims Account; United Way; Preventive Health;
Community Development; the Family Violence
grant; the State General Fund; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Adult Abuse Community Service, Inc. (AACS)
assists and supports victims of emotional, physical,
and sexual violence, educates the public about
violence in our community, and promotes safety for
all individuals. AACS provides services through
three program areas. The Abuse and Rape Crisis
Center offers emergency and ongoing services to
victims of abuse, rape, child sexual abuse, and other
crimes. Services include a 24-hour crisis line,
emergency shelter, individual and group counseling,
advocacy within the legal, criminal justice, and
social service systems, information and referrals, and
public education. The Victim/Witness Program
provides court-related services to victims and
witnesses of personal injury crimes, including case
notification, upholding victims' rights, and assisting
with crime victims' reparations and impact
statements. The Family Violence Intervention
Program works to stop the cycle of violence by
providing groups for perpetrators of family violence
and for children who witness violence in their
homes.

North Dakota

Child Sexual Abuse Team (CSAT)

CONTACT:
William H. Broer, Jr.
Director
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 221-5500
(701) 221-5510 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of child sexual assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$167,000. The CSAT provides service to all
sheriff's and police departments statewide upon
request. The team performed 32 investigations in
1993 affecting multiple victims.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Child Sexual Abuse Team (CSAT) integrates
law enforcement, prosecution, and social services in
response to child sexual abuse cases. The team's
goal is to enhance interagency cooperation and
intelligence and to facilitate multijurisdictional
investigations. The team, located within the Office
of the Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal
Investigation, includes a prosecutor, an investigator,
and a social worker.
North Dakota

Domestic Violence Prevention


Coordinator

CONTACT:
Jo Eastvold
Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator
North Dakota Office of the Attorney General
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
P.O. Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502
(701) 221-5500
(701) 221-5510 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Statewide coordination and assistance to domestic
violence and victim/witness programs

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$45,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program provides technical assistance for the
start-up and continuation of community-based
domestic violence task forces. Staff members
conduct information gathering interviews with local
law enforcement, victim services, social services,
health care agencies, attorneys, and judges to assess
gaps in service and need for additional services,
training, better coordination, or changes in
legislation. The purpose of the interviews is to
develop a strategic plan for the prevention of
domestic violence. The program also provides
technical assistance and support for the start-up and
continuation of domestic violence prevention
education to children and youth through educational
institutions and child services programs. The
program serves as a liaison among all facets of the
criminal justice system. The program also
coordinates, develops, and provides training for
public awareness campaigns.

North Dakota
Kedish House

CONTACT:
Sharron Brady
Director
Kedish House
P.O. Box 322
Ellendale, ND 58436
(701) 349-4729

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1984

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$71,000. Approximately 10,000 people have been
served through all services provided.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local donations; State
funds; private sector grants; Victims of Crime Act
funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program offers emergency shelter, peer
counseling, transportation, referrals, assistance
through the legal process, a 24-hour crisis line, a
library, support groups for women and children from
battered homes, public education, radio programs
and newspaper articles pertaining to domestic
violence, and coordination of a task force
comprising all agencies dealing with domestic
violence within a five county area.

North Dakota

Safe Alternatives for Abused


Families

CONTACT:
Patricia Roed
Director
Safe Alternatives for Abused Families
P.O.Box 646
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-7378

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and
other violent crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1982

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$55,000. Approximately 2,500 people have been
served.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; United Way; local and
private sources

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program offers domestic violence victims safe
shelter, transportation, emergency funding, and
information on processing criminal charges or
finding a new place to live. The program makes
referrals for counseling, performs some counseling
services, and provides a women's support group and
rape crisis component.
North Dakota

S.A.F.E. Shelter

CONTACT:
Lynne Tally
Director
S.A.F.E. Shelter
P.O. Box 1934
Jamestown, ND 58402
(701) 251-2300

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
City of Jamestown and surrounding communities in
Stetson County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1980

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$89,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; private donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The S.A.F.E. Shelter provides crisis intervention,
advocacy, counseling, information, and referral
services to adult victims of domestic violence and
sexual assault. The program also provides education
for the general public and other professionals on the
issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
North Dakota

Stutsman County Victim/Witness


Advocacy Program

CONTACT:
Joan Halvorson
Victim/Witness Advocate
Stutsman County Courthouse
511 Second Avenue, SE
Jamestown, ND 58401
(701) 252-6688
(701) 252-7087 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All crime victims and witnesses

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1988

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$33,000. 4,812 primary victims served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Victims of Crime Act
funds; Crime Victims Account of the State General
Fund; fee assessments to clients; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Victim/Witness Advocacy Program provides
services including: (1) information on the status of
an investigation and criminal charges filed; (2)
notice of pretrial release and protection available
from law enforcement; (3) notice of victims' and
witnesses' participation in court proceedings and any
cancellations of those proceedings; (4) information
on counseling, treatment, or support programs; (5)
information on witness fee collection, victim
compensation through Crime Victims Reparation,
and restitution; (6) employer intercession services to
ensure that victim and witness employers minimize
an employee's loss of pay and other benefits
resulting from court appearances; (7) expedited
return of property not otherwise needed for
prosecution; (8) a safe waiting area separate from
the defendant while awaiting court appearances; (9)
assistance in submitting a victim impact statement;
(10) notice of final disposition of the case and
parole procedures; (11) prompt notice of defendant's
release from custody; (12) information regarding
victim's participation in parole board and pardon
board hearings; and (13) transportation and child
care during court appearances.

North Dakota

Three Rivers Crisis Center

CONTACT:
Linda Rice
Coordinator
Three Rivers Crisis Center
315 North 11th Street
Suite I
Wahpeton, ND 58075
(701) 642-2115

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest,
and child sexual abuse and their families in rural
North Dakota

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$44,208. Approximately 111 individuals served per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; private sector
donations; United Way

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Three Rivers Crisis Center (TRCC) works
closely with the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in
Fargo, North Dakota, which supplies TRCC with a
counselor once a week. TRCC provides a 24-hour
crisis hotline staffed with trained volunteer
advocates. Five safe homes provide support and
transportation for clients of the program. TRCC has
support groups for domestic violence and sexual
assault victims as well as a children's sexual assault
victims group. There is also a children's violence
group for children who have witnessed violence.

North Dakota

Ward County Victim/Witness


Program

CONTACT:
Paula Matejcek
Ward County State's Attorney's Office
Ward County Courthouse
Minot, ND 58701
(701) 857-6487
(701) 857-6520 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,000. 125 persons served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local funding sources;
Victims of Crime Act funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program provides direct services to victims and
witnesses of all types of crime. It provides victim
advocacy, support, information, and assistance
within the court and criminal justice system.
Services include court notification, plea agreements,
court preparation, courtroom orientation, creditor
and employer intercession, release from correctional
facilities, and victim-offender mediation. The
program also provides referrals to other agencies and
assistance with crime victims reparations and victim
impact statements.
North Dakota

Women's Action and Resource


Center

CONTACT:
Linda Isaakson
Director
Women's Action and Resource Center
P.O. Box 940
Beulah, ND 58523
(701) 873-2274

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual
abuse, depression, attempted suicide, and economic
loss and crisis

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1979

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


North Dakota Attorney General's Office

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
424 persons are served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; charitable gaming;
Victims of Crime Act funds; Federal Emergency
Management Agency; grants for rape education,
anti-drug and other grants; private donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Mercer County Women's Action and Resource
Center, a non-profit corporation, was created to
empower individuals. Services are directed toward
individuals who are abused, victimized, in economic
distress, in emotional crisis, or in need of resources,
information, and referral.

Ohio

Butler County Protection Order


Project

CONTACT:
Patricia Ahting
Project Director
YWCA Protective Shelter for Battered Persons and
Their Children
224 Dayton Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 856-9800
(513) 856-9803 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$24,177. Funds provide services for approximately
610 clients per year.
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Butler County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project assists victims of domestic violence through
the civil protection order procedure and trains law
enforcement agencies to better deal with domestic
disturbance calls. Services also include crisis
intervention, advocacy, information and referrals,
training for other service providers, and community
education and outreach.

Ohio

Butler County Victim/Witness


Assistance

CONTACT:
Linda Scarth
Project Director
Butler County Courthouse
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 887-3247
(513) 887-3505 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of felony crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,307
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Butler County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services.
Services include crisis intervention, advocacy,
information and referrals, training for police and
other service providers, and community education
and outreach.

Ohio

The Center for Human


Identification

CONTACT:
Stephen T. Hale
Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
P.O. Box 3655
London, OH 43140
(614) 466-8204
(614) 852-4453 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Crime victims throughout the State of Ohio

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$106,187. The program serves approximately 159
victims and trains over 100 law enforcement officers
across the State per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy, forensic science services,
and training and human identification as requested
by law enforcement officials. The victim advocate
provides immediate assistance to victims at the time
of the contact and referrals.

Ohio

Choices PACT (Prevention,


Assessment, Counseling,
and Treatment) Project

CONTACT:
Gail Heller
Executive Director
CHOICES
P.O. Box 06157
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 258-6080
(614) 258-6188 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence and their children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$66,822. The program serves approximately 250
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; county funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. The
project provides assessment, individual and group
counseling, education, and case management for
clients and their children.

Ohio

City of Fairborn Victim/Witness


Program
CONTACT:
Kimberly Hale
Project Director
City of Fairborn/Prosecutor's Office
44 West Hebble Avenue
Fairborn, OH 45324
(513) 879-1730 ext. 416
(513) 879-4422 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime in the Fairborn and Beavercreek
communities

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$33,271. The program serves approximately 200
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides 24-hour crisis response and
intervention, support services including court date
and time notification, court escort and crisis support,
information on case status, assistance with victim
compensation, training and education for law
enforcement staff and other individuals working
with crime victims, and referral to other agencies for
services as needed.

Ohio

Clark/Champaign Victim/Witness
Program

CONTACT:
Joy Thomas
Project Director
50 East Columbia
Springfield, OH 45505
(513) 328-2583
(513) 328-2657 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Crime victims and witnesses in Clark and
Champaign Counties

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$63,559. The program serves approximately 225
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Clark and Champaign
Counties

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides 24-hour crisis response and
intervention, support services for victims, and
networks with appropriate local agencies for services
needed by clients.

Ohio

Clark/Fayette Domestic Violence


Program

CONTACT:
Donna B. Hart
Director
Project Woman
1316 East High Street
Springfield, OH 45505
(513) 325-3707
(513) 328-5324 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims and batterers in Fayette
County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$33,353. The program serves 140 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Clark and Fayette
Counties

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy, victim/witness services,
and referrals to shelters. It also facilitates an
intense, seventeen week batterers' program for
individuals convicted of domestic violence and
mandated to the program by the probation
department.

Ohio

Collateral Services Project

CONTACT:
Barbara DeCort
Executive Director
SAVE, Inc.
132 South Market Street
Lisbon, OH 44432
(216) 297-3850
(216) 297-3856 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,352. This program serves over 240 victims
during the grant year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; county funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy, counseling, and other
necessary victim services for victims of domestic
violence, rape, child abuse, and other crimes.

Ohio

Defiance County Victim


Assistance Program

CONTACT:
Sally Foor
Advocate
SARAH's House
1114 East Second Street
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-0911
(419) 784-1592 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of felony crime in Defiance County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$56,540. The program provides services for
approximately 800 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Defiance County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides 24-hour crisis intervention, court
room advocacy, assistance with victim impact
statements and claims, transportation, and referral to
other service providers.

Ohio

Gallia County Victim Assistance


Project

CONTACT:
Hilda Tirado
Director
Serenity House, Inc.
P.O. Box 454
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(614) 446-6752

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Mother and child victims of domestic violence in
Gallia, Meigs, and Jackson Counties

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$20,388. The project provides services for
approximately 200 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Gallia County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides crisis intervention and support,
advocacy and court room assistance, shelter, group
support, notification of court dates, transportation,
and referral to other service providers.

Ohio
Greene County Domestic Violence
Program

CONTACT:
Cindy Minton
Director
Greene County Domestic Violence Program
130 West 2nd Street
Xenia, OH 45385
(513) 376-5250
(513) 376-5116 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Misdemeanor crime victims of domestic violence
within Greene County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$41,974. The program serves 340 victims of
domestic violence and their children per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Greene County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides court and hospital advocacy,
information, education, training, and coordination
with other local services.
Ohio

Greene County Team

CONTACT:
William F. Schenck
Prosecutor
45 North Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385
(513) 376-5250
(513) 376-5116 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of child sexual assault in Greene County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$52,412. The program provides investigative
services for approximately 135 children and their
parents each year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Greene County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project, comprising one law enforcement officer
assigned full-time to the project, one victim/witness
advocate, and one representative from children's
services, investigates all charges of child sexual
assault and endangerment in Greene County. Each
team member is highly trained and skilled in
interviewing both children and adults.

Ohio

Hamilton County Minority Crime


Victim Assistance

CONTACT:
Marilyn L. Jones
Project Director
Talbert House Victim Services Center
2601 Melrose Avenue
Suite 106
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 751-7747
(513) 751-8107 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims in the Over-The-Rhine area of Cincinnati

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$33,979. The project serves approximately 2,400
clients in the neighborhood per year. A similar
number will continue to receive educational
presentations and direct services. 183 persons
received counseling, court escort, and
information/referral in 1993.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides counseling, victim support groups,
community education, advocacy and court escort,
victim compensation assistance, and referrals.

Ohio

Hardin County Crime Victims


Program

CONTACT:
Rae Staton
Project Director
Hardin County Prosecutor's Office
One Courthouse Square
Suite 60
Kenton, OH 43326
(419) 674-2227
(419) 673-1232 fax
PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of felony crime in Hardin County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$25,000. This project provides services for
approximately 200 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Hardin County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides crisis intervention and support,
advocacy and courtroom assistance, notification of
court dates, assistance with victim impact statements
and claims, transportation, and referrals to other
service providers.
Ohio

Haven House of Pickaway County

CONTACT:
Linda Reffitt
Haven House of Pickaway County
P.O. Box 13150
Circleville, OH 43113
(614) 477-9113

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence in Pickaway County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$40,000. The program provides services for
approximately 75 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Pickaway County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides 24-hour emergency crisis services,
family and individual counseling, and education for
clients in areas such as parenting, homemaking,
budgeting, and employment skills. Skills are
reinforced by the shelter staff during the time the
client and/or her children stay at the shelter, or for
as long as they remain in support groups.
Ohio

Henry County Sexual Abuse


Treatment Program

CONTACT:
Cheryl Robbins
Project Director
Center for Abuse Prevention and Treatment
104 East Washington
Napoleon, OH 43545
(419) 592-0540
(419) 592-4514 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of sexual assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$24,000. The program serves approximately 175
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Henry County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides counseling and group therapy for
child and adult victims of child sexual abuse. It
also coordinates service providers in the county to
effect an integrated intervention.

Ohio

Huron County Victim/Witness


Program

CONTACT:
Russell V. Leffler
Prosecutor
Huron County Victim/Witness Program
85 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, OH 44857
(419) 668-8215
(419) 663-3844 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of rape and domestic violence as well as
batterers

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$36,713

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Huron County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy, counseling, notification
of court dates and care status, assistance with impact
statements, secure waiting areas, education for law
enforcement officials, assistance with compensation
forms, and referrals to other services. It also
contracts a non-profit agency for batterer treatment
services.
Ohio

Knox County Rape Crisis


Program

CONTACT:
Mary Hendrickson
Executive Director
New Directions
P.O. Box 453
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
(614) 397-4357

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of rape

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$26,351

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Knox County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy, counseling, notification
of court dates and care status, assistance with impact
statements, secure waiting areas, education for law
enforcement officials, assistance with compensation
forms, crisis support groups for rape survivors, rape
prevention workshops, and training for volunteer
advocates.

Ohio

Lake County Victim/Witness


Program

CONTACT:
Steven C. LaTourette
Prosecutor
Lake County Victim/Witness Program
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, OH 44077
(216) 350-2684
(216) 350-2585 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,180. The program serves more than 1,000
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Lake County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides 24-hour crisis intervention,
advocacy, counseling, notification of court dates and
case status, assistance with impact statements, secure
waiting areas, education for law enforcement
officials, assistance with compensation forms, and
referrals.
Ohio

Marion County Victim Assistance


Program

CONTACT:
Beverly Young
Executive Director
Marion Area Counseling Center, Inc.
320 Executive Drive
Marion, OH 43302
(614) 387-5210
(614) 383-3472 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of juvenile offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$20,203. The program provides services for
approximately 120 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Marion County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides crisis intervention, advocacy,
assistance with victim impact statements and claims,
and referrals to other service providers.

Ohio

Morrow County Victim/Witness


Program

CONTACT:
Michelle Karotoko
Project Director
Morrow County Victim/Witness Program
80 N. Walnut Street
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
(419) 946-9391
(419) 947-5205 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crimes such as rape and domestic
violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,438

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Morrow County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy, counseling, notification
of court dates and care status, assistance with impact
statements, secure waiting areas, education for law
enforcement officials, assistance with compensation
forms, and referrals.
Ohio

Portage County Victim Assistance


Program

CONTACT:
Prosecutor
Portage County Victim Assistance Program
466 South Chestnut Street
Ravenna, OH 44266
(216) 297-3850
(216) 297-3856 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Crime victims in Portage County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$53,703. The program serves over 1,200 victims of
crime per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Portage County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides advocacy for victims, 24-hour crisis
services, transportation, and other services.
Ohio

Preble County Victim/Witness


Project

CONTACT:
Chris Current
Program Coordinator/Advocate
205 � East Main Street
Eaton, OH 45320
(513) 456-9110
(513) 456-8199 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime or domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$66,137. The program serves approximately 350
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Preble County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides crisis intervention, advocacy,
information and referrals, training for police officers
and other service providers, reparation assistance,
and community education and outreach.
Ohio

Rural Resource Aid for Victims

CONTACT:
Bernard F. Niehm
Project Director
Woodland Center
3086 State Route 160
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(614) 446-5500
(614) 446-4402 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime in Gallia, Meigs, and Jackson
Counties

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$65,619. The project provides services for
approximately 8,312 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Gallia, Meigs, and
Jackson Counties

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides crisis intervention and support,
advocacy and courtroom assistance, notification of
court dates, assistance with victim impact statements
and claims assistance, transportation, and referral to
other service providers.

Ohio

Seneca Victim Assistance


Program

CONTACT:
Paul F. Kutscher, Jr.
Prosecuting Attorney
Seneca County Prosecutor's Office
81 Jefferson Street
Third Floor
Tiffin, OH 44883
(419) 448-4444
(419) 447-0556 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of felony crimes in Defiance and Wyandot
Counties

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$40,000. The project provides services for
approximately 100 clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Seneca County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides 24-hour crisis intervention and
support, courtroom advocacy and notification of
court dates, assistance with victim impact statements
and claims, transportation, and referrals to other
service providers.

Ohio

Shelter Victim Assistance


Program

CONTACT:
Kathy Bohachek
Director
YWCA Shelter and Housing Network
141 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
(513) 461-5550 ext. 160
(513) 222-0610 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violence with special needs

PROJECT START UP DATE:


N/A

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$46,396. The program serves approximately 300
special needs clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate organizations and
groups providing services. This project provides
crisis intervention support, special needs assessment,
peer support, individual case management, and
education for staff and clients concerning special
needs clients.
Ohio

Toledo Victim Assistance Project

CONTACT:
Joan Coleman
Executive Director
Lucas County Courthouse
Toledo, OH 43624
(419) 245-4591
(419) 245-4595 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime in Toledo

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$65,427. The program serves approximately 5,056
clients per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Lucas County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. The
project provides crisis intervention, emotional
support, advocacy, court room assistance,
notification of court dates, and networking with
local agencies to provide services.
Ohio

Victim Assistance Program

CONTACT:
Karen DeMasi
Project Director
184 Salem Avenue
Dayton, OH 45405
(513) 222-9481
(513) 222-3710 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child and adult victims of sexual abuse or assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,814. The program serves approximately 225
juvenile and adult victims of sexual abuse or assault
per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
program provides individual, family, and group
counseling, case management services, and advocacy
in a variety of settings including juvenile detention
centers, adolescent psychiatric units, and runaway
shelters.
Ohio

Warren County Team

CONTACT:
Candy Stone
Investigative Supervisor
416 South East
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 933-1500
(513) 933-2957 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child victims of sexual assault in Warren County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$43,240. The program serves approximately 92
children, ages birth to 18, per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Warren County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides coordinated, sensitive, and timely
investigative intervention to allegedly sexually
abused children and their families by law
enforcement, the children's services bureau, and
victim advocates.
Ohio

Warren County Victim Advocacy

CONTACT:
Janet Hoffman
Executive Director
Warren County Family Abuse Shelter
570 North State Route 741
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 933-2226
(513) 933-2277 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims in Warren County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$25,549. The project serves approximately 200
clients in Warren County per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Warren County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objectives of the program are to increase the
number of victims of crime receiving assistance and
to develop an integrated community system of
victim assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides legal advocacy services, which
include appointments with the court and attorneys,
information regarding legal options and support
services, assistance filing the Victims of Crime
reparation form, and referrals to shelters and support
groups.
Ohio

Washington County Victim/


Witness Assistance Project

CONTACT:
Michael Spahr
Director
205 Putnam Street
Marietta, OH 45750
(614) 373-7624
(614) 373-2085 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,764. The program provides services for
approximately 250 victims and witnesses per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Washington County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to increase the number
of victims of crime receiving assistance and to
develop an integrated community system of victim
assistance through increased coordination and
communication among appropriate agencies,
organizations, and groups providing services. This
project provides crisis intervention, emotional
support, advocacy, court room assistance,
notification of court dates, transportation, individual
and group counseling, and networking with local
agencies to provide services.
Oklahoma

Community and Neighborhood


Watch and Crimes Against the
Elderly Program

CONTACT:
Dayle James
Okmulgee County Courthouse
314 West 7th Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447
(918) 756-4311
(918) 758-1208 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Professionals who work with the elderly and crime
prevention, including law enforcement, volunteers,
and service agencies

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Oklahoma District Attorney's Training and
Coordination Council

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$23,631. Approximately 813 persons served per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Okmulgee County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of this program is to strengthen collective
relationships among all Okmulgee County citizens
and law enforcement in the spirit of community and
personal responsibility to that community and its
senior citizens. After gathering and analyzing
information on the communities and their individual
problems and fears, programs and activities that fit
the local situation are implemented to improve the
quality of life for all citizens. Responsibility for
crime prevention is shared primarily by volunteers,
of all ages but with heavy emphasis on senior
citizens, who play a key role in project operations.
The program's objectives include: (1) establishing
a Volunteer Council representing each town and
community in the county; (2) defining the major
concerns of the citizens; (3) involving them in
determining priorities and methods to deal with
those problems; (4) increasing public awareness
through county-wide crime prevention education; (5)
providing education for law enforcement agencies
and employees who address the needs of the elderly
and crime prevention; (6) compiling law
enforcement statistics, victimization statistics,
attitude surveys, and additional information
beneficial to the implementation of the program; (7)
evaluating and measuring performance for program
improvement, continuity, and additional county
needs; and (8) enhancing the quality of life through
increased community involvement and crime
prevention.

Oklahoma

District Attorney's Task Force on


Crimes Against Children
(DATF)

CONTACT:
Tom Gillert or Tim Harris
District Attorney's Office
406 Tulsa County Courthouse
500 South Denver
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 596-4805
(918) 596-4830 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
All children in the Tulsa County area who are
victims of child abuse or neglect

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1986

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Oklahoma District Attorney's Training and
Coordination Council
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$106,723. Approximately 347 children served per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Tulsa County;
donations from the Junior League of Tulsa;
volunteer students from Tulsa University Law
School

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objective of the Tulsa County District
Attorney's Office is to combat child abuse and
neglect for as many children as possible in Tulsa
County. This program focuses on securing
intergovernmental cooperation and exchange in the
investigation and prosecution of child abuse and
neglect, with referrals to and assistance from
treatment and other case providers.

Oregon

Combatting Violent Crimes

CONTACT:
Terry Anderson
Assistant to the Commissioner
1220 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-3035
(503) 823-3036 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Perpetrators and victims of domestic violence in
Multnomah County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Oregon Criminal Justice Services Division

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$1.5 million. The Portland Police Bureau Domestic
Violence Reduction Unit (DVRU) investigates
approximately 625 cases per year. The Multnomah
County District Attorney issues 1,320 cases per
year. Multnomah County probation supervises 230
cases in the deferred sentencing program. 250
women and their children receive shelter, and 28
women receive specialized services per year.
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; City of Portland;
Multnomah County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of this project is to reduce crimes in
domestic situations. The Domestic Violence
Reduction Unit, consisting of six officers and a
sergeant, reviews all police reports of domestic
violence and conducts investigations to increase the
number of domestic violence prosecutions. The unit
contacts each victim and helps him or her obtain
shelter services, counseling, and legal assistance.
Investigated cases are referred to the Multnomah
County District Attorney's special prosecution unit.
Convicted offenders are offered the opportunity to
enter Multnomah County's deferred sentencing
program which includes intensive supervision and
treatment. Services include emergency housing,
transportation, intensive intervention such as drug
and alcohol treatment, legal advocacy, access to
gang reduction programs, support groups, and
counseling.

Oregon

Relief Nursery, Inc.

CONTACT:
Jean Phelps
Executive Director
Relief Nursery
1720 West 25th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
(503) 343-9706
(503) 683-3748 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Children ages birth to 6 years who have been abused
or who are at great risk of abuse, and their parents

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1976 (limited), 1992 (current)

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Oregon Criminal Justice Services Division

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$1,000,000. Each year 200 children and one or both
of their parents are served.
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Victims of Crime Act
funds; Housing and Urban Development; Health and
Human Services; Agriculture Department; State
General Fund; Children's Trust Fund; donations;
United Way

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of the Relief Nursery is to reduce the
risk of future drug abuse and involvement in the
criminal justice system by treating young children
who are at risk of abuse and by providing
comprehensive services to strengthen their families.
Families must meet risk criteria. Children attend the
nursery six hours per week and participate in
activities designed to foster self-esteem and increase
motor, cognitive, social, and literacy skills. Parents
may attend a support group while their children are
in the nursery. They may also attend parent training
classes and drug and alcohol treatment. Nursery
staff visit each child's home, teaching parenting
skills. The Nursery has an outreach program for
families on the waiting list.
Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Enhanced


Child Abuse Prosecution Project
(ECAP)

CONTACT:
Anthony Krastek
Deputy District Attorney
401 Courthouse
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2489
(412) 355-4406
(412) 392-0369 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims in Allegheny County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$60,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Enhanced Child Abuse Prosecution Program is
a collaborative effort among the District Attorney's
Office and significant local agencies to enhance the
prosecution of child abuse cases and reduce the
effects of victimization. Three assistant district
attorneys in the Crime Persons Unit prosecute only
child abuse cases. As a result, assistant district
attorneys are available to investigators to conduct
joint interviews of child abuse victims, regularly
attend preliminary hearings, consult with victims and
their families, and consult with agencies providing
services to the victim.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Juvenile Court


Victim Advocacy Program

CONTACT:
Nancy Wills
1520 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-8582
(412) 392-8583 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violence in juvenile court

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$20,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Juvenile Court Victim Advocacy Program
involves volunteers and the cooperation of the court
and a local victim services agency. Six volunteers
provide services during juvenile court hearings. For
certain cases such as sexual assault and murder,
victim advocacy staff, rather than volunteers,
accompany victims to court hearings. Services
include orientation to the juvenile court system,
crisis intervention, assessment, referral to CVVC
services such as victim compensation, counseling,
and post-trial advocacy, referral to other agencies,
and court accompaniment.
Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Victim


Services: Comprehensive
Services to Homicide Survivors

CONTACT:
Nancy Wills
Director
1520 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 392-8582
(412) 392-8583 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of serious crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$51,825

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Victims of Violent Crime (CVVC)
operates the Comprehensive Services to Homicide
Survivors Project. The primary goal of the project is
to provide comprehensive services to homicide
survivors and to victims of other serious crimes.
The program's objectives are to expand advocacy
services to other serious crime victims and homicide
survivors; develop specialized homicide teams to
increase agency effectiveness on murder cases;
increase availability of individual and group
counseling for victims; increase agency expertise
and ability to provide technical assistance on issues
related to serious crimes; and develop adequate
facilities for expanded staff and services.

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County Batterer


Intervention Group

CONTACT:
Kay Detrick Owen
301 Arthur Street
Cittaning, PA 16201
(412) 548-7607
(412) 545-7999 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Armstrong County adult males involved in domestic
violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$13,100

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
ARC Manor (a drug and alcohol center) and HAVIN
(a domestic violence shelter) form the Batterer
Intervention Group. The group, which meets
weekly, is facilitated by a treatment specialist. The
overall goal of the intervention group is to reduce
the incidence of physical, mental, and emotional
violence. Clients are referred through HAVIN or
the legal system. The project uses the Pennsylvania
Coalition Against Domestic Violence program
standards for batterer intervention. Other activities
include educating the criminal justice system about
the availability of and necessity for such
intervention, addressing the attitudes of a rural
population regarding battering, and ensuring the
victim's safety during the intervention services.

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County Crime Victim


Hotline

CONTACT:
Melinda Fairman
P.O. Box 983
Cittaning, PA 16201
(412) 543-1180
(412) 543-7410 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime in Armstrong County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$5,843

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Armstrong County Toll-Free 24-Hour Crime
Victim Hotline Project's goals are to provide victims
of crime access to free crisis intervention counseling
and referral assistance, and to heighten Armstrong
County residents' awareness of the availability of
assistance to all victims of crime. The project
provides assistance to all victims of crime in the
county. This project is operated through Haven Inc.,
whose staff is trained to assist victims of crime with
both their immediate and long-term needs.

Pennsylvania

AVP (Anti-Violence Partnership


of Philadelphia Volunteer
Program)

CONTACT:
Julie Good
Executive Director
Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-8033
(215) 686-8049 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Crime victims in Philadelphia

START UP DATE:
1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,665

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
AVP comprises two primary programs: Families of
Murder Victims (FMV) and the Student Anti-
Violence Education (SAVE) program. FMV
provides an array of assistance to "co-victims" of
homicide -- individuals who have lost a family
member or friend to murder. FMV staff members
attend preliminary hearings, assist co-victims with
crime victim's compensation claims, and serve as
liaisons between co-victims and the Homicide Unit
of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. As
time and budget allows, FMV staff will provide
court accompaniment to other judicial proceedings.

Pennsylvania

Berks County Child Abuse


Prosecution Unit

CONTACT:
Mark Baldwin
District Attorney
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street
Fourth Floor
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 378-8107
(610) 376-5799 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders in Berks County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$91,600
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Berks County Child Abuse Unit comprises two
investigators specially trained in child abuse, a crime
victim coordinator, and an assistant district attorney
who specializes in the Child Abuse Unit. The
project's objectives are to increase arrests and
convictions of child abusers through a
comprehensive approach to prosecution; guarantee
the 24-hour availability of trained investigators to
respond to emergencies; interview children properly
and promptly; ensure that families and victims are
informed of case progress; track incoming child
abuse complaints through investigation, prosecution,
settlement and outcome; disseminate all relevant
child abuse information to county police units; work
with police units to develop child abuse recognition
skills and investigative abilities; act as a liaison and
coordinator for families, medical and school
personnel, and social service providers to assure the
well-being of the victim; and provide court
orientations for child victims and their families.

Pennsylvania

Berks County Expansion of


Victim Services to Latinos

CONTACT:
Jan Meredithe-Baily
231 North 6th Street
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 372-4065

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violence, with emphasis on providing
services to the Latino population

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$24,230

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Center for Victim Assistance in Berks County
operates the Victim Services to Latinos Program.
The CVC has expanded the agency's comprehensive
victim service programs to Latino populations. A
Latino counselor and trained Latino volunteers will
extend victim recovery and advocacy services to 145
Latino children and adults who have experienced
sexual assault or other violent crimes. The
program's objectives are to (1) provide a 24-hour
hotline, crisis intervention, and counseling services
at the time of victimization or at the time of the
resulting trauma; (2) provide empowerment
counseling; (3) provide information, orientation, and
advocacy to enhance victims' participation
throughout the complicated and confusing criminal
justice system; and (4) sponsor employee assistance
programs that address and respond to violent crime
in the workplace.

Pennsylvania

Butler County Child Abuse


Prosecution

CONTACT:
Sheryle Long
P.O. Box 1208
Butler, PA 16003
(412) 284-5222
(412) 284-5209 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$45,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Butler County Child Abuse Prosecution project
is operated through the District Attorney's Office.
The project hires a child abuse prosecutor whose
responsibilities include (1) developing guidelines
and protocols for interviewing child victims of
sexual exploitation and physical or mental abuse; (2)
acting as a liaison to coordinate the efforts of
existing agencies involved in child abuse cases; (3)
establishing guidelines and protocols for health care
professionals who come into contact with victims of
child abuse; (4) developing policies and procedures
to be used by the District Attorney's Office as
guidelines concerning the recommendation of bail
and other conditions to be imposed upon child
abusers; (5) participating in the investigation of
suspected child abuse cases which occur in the
county; (6) developing educational programs for
children in an effort to prevent abuse and re-abuse;
and (7) creating a team to review all child deaths
throughout the county.

Pennsylvania

Butler County Victim Services:


Coordinator of Violent Crime
Services

CONTACT:
Kathleen Osche
Executive Director
222 West Cunningham Street
Butler, PA 16001
(412) 282-7275
(412) 282-6990 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$23,694

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Center on Rape and Assault (CORA)
implements this project. The Center provides
advocacy, supervision of the 24-hour hotline, court
accompaniment, statistical reporting, crisis
intervention, short-term counseling, volunteer
training and supervision, client scheduling, and
support group facilitation. The Coordinator of
Victim Services assists in serving victims of violent
crimes and provides court accompaniment for
victims of sexual assault. The coordinator provides
direct services to victims of violent crimes and
training for area police departments and hospital
personnel regarding victim services available, victim
management, and interview procedures. Another
component of the program is the Sexual Assault
Task Force. The Task Force comprises specially
trained police, local hospital staff, the District
Attorney's Office, and CORA. The Coordinator of
Violent Crimes Services is responsible for
coordinating this system-wide effort to better serve
sexual assault victims.

Pennsylvania

Cambria County Victim Outreach

CONTACT:
Theresa Homady
Cambria Courthouse
South Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
(814) 535-7511 ext. 280
(814) 472-7134 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of serious crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$26,975

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Cambria County Comprehensive Victims
Services Project provides numerous victims services.
Information cards with an overview and telephone
numbers of services available to victims are
distributed to police departments, which are asked to
supply every victim with a card and encourage him
or her to call for services. The cards are also placed
in hospitals, district magistrates' offices, the District
Attorney's Office, and court related offices.
Through a computerized system, a copy of police
reports is provided to the program. Upon receipt of
a report, the agency sends the victim a letter
describing available services and providing
important phone numbers. The program's Victim
Advocate ensures that victims of crime are informed
of their rights and receive fair treatment. The
Victim Advocate assists in the recruitment, training,
and scheduling of volunteers for court
accompaniment. In addition, the Victim Advocate
helps victims with special needs, such as those in
rural areas who require transportation or counseling
through home visitations.

Pennsylvania

Chester County Child Abuse


Prosecution

CONTACT:
Tony Sarcione
17 North Church
Courthouse Annex
Second Floor
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 344-6801
(610) 344-5905 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$63,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Chester County Child Abuse Unit addresses
problems in investigation, prosecution, and support
services in the county. The project's goals include
increasing successful prosecutions, reducing
emotional trauma to child victims, developing
countywide standards for handling reports, and
creating a proper atmosphere for child victims to be
interviewed and prepared for court.

Pennsylvania

Child Abuse Prosecution Project

CONTACT:
Marie Veon
District Attorney
Venango County
Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
(814) 437-6871
(814) 437-6721 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abusers in Venango County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$47,828

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The District Attorney's Office employs an assistant
district attorney on a part-time basis to prosecute
only child abuse cases, develop written policies and
procedures for handling child abuse cases, and
determine a standard method for collecting evidence.
This project also includes training law enforcement
officers to increase the officers' skills in
investigating incidents of child abuse and improve
their interviewing techniques.

Pennsylvania

Children's Champions Program


CONTACT:
Pamela R. McDonald
Coordinator
District Attorney's Office
Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431-1996
(717) 253-4912
(717) 253-2943 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of child abuse

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$42,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Wayne County

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program aids in the investigation and
prosecution of child abuse cases. The Assistant
District Attorney and Victim/Witness Coordinator
attend all court proceedings. More extensive victim
services allow for numerous contacts between the
Assistant District Attorney, the Victim/Witness
Coordinator, victims, and witnesses. These contacts
often occur at the homes of the victims when they
are unable to travel to the courthouse. This program
also includes a Child Death Review Team and a
Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Pennsylvania

Clarion County Victim Liaison:


Sexual Assault/Domestic
Violence Liaison

CONTACT:
James Hollingsworth
Director
Department of Human Resources
Courthouse
Clarion, PA 16214
(814) 226-4000
(814) 226-7540 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$20,694

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Through a Counselor/Advocate, this project provides
services to victims of violence through the Rape
Crisis Center and the Stop Abuse for Everyone
(SAFE) program. The Counselor/Advocate provides
20 hours per week of supplemental support to
SAFE's legal advocacy component, functioning as
a liaison between the agency's Legal Advocate and
the criminal justice system. For ten hours a week,
the Counselor/Advocate conducts group and
individual counseling sessions on the relationship
between domestic violence, sexual assault, and
substance abuse. For the remaining ten hours per
week, the Counselor/Advocate supplements the
community outreach activities of the Rape Crisis
Center Counselor.

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County Peer Support -


Students Assisting Students
Program

CONTACT:
Diane L. Murray
Executive Director
Hope for Victims of Violence
P.O. Box 896
Dubois, PA 15801
(814) 371-0207
(814) 371-5012 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Junior and senior high school students

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$10,993

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
In order to try to break the cycle of violence, Hope
for Victims of Violence offers a specially designed
prevention/education program within the school
environment to Junior and Senior High School
students. This school-based effort provides teens
with information on issues related to power, control,
abuse, and violence in the domestic setting and in
close personal relationships; trains students to
become support resources for other students by
providing training on topics such as dating rights,
the relationship between chemical use and
violence/abuse, counseling skills, assertiveness,
suicide prevention, and coping skills; and
encourages the trained peer helpers to support other
students by discussing and modeling behaviors and
attitudes that will turn the tide of violence and break
the cycle of abuse.

Pennsylvania

Coordinated Services For


Domestic Violence
Victims and Batterers

CONTACT:
Robert Coll
Director
Criminal Justice Division
419 County Office Building
Forbes and Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 355-4321
(412) 642-7448 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and batterers in Allegheny County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$66,668

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program expands services to women whose
abusers are court mandated to participate in a
batterers' treatment program. It subcontracts the
Domestic Abuse Counseling Center (DACC) to
expand its treatment program for male offenders.
The program offers crisis intervention, advocacy,
and accompaniment services for 800 women;
individual counseling to 84 battered women on both
a voluntary and court-mandated basis; follow-up
services, safety checks, and weekly group
counseling for 420 women whose abusers are
participating in batterers' treatment; and
computerized tracking/coordinating of services that
are being provided to both the victims and abusers.

Pennsylvania

Coordination of Victim Services


Luzerne County

CONTACT:
Ellen Moyle-Harris
111 North Pennsylvania Boulevard
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(717) 823-6799
(717) 821-0475 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence in Luzerne County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,431

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC)
provides emergency shelter to battered women and
their dependent children, as well as other supportive
services to victims of domestic violence. DVSC
coordinates their efforts with police departments in
order to promote appropriate police response and to
identify victims who may not seek help on their
own. In order to coordinate the services available to
victims through various community resources, the
program provides extensive training and education.
The program's goals are to (1) coordinate the
activities of the existing task force to provide
systems training and community education and
facilitate systems cooperation; (2) standardize police
response to domestic violence through a county-
wide protocol implemented through department
training; (3) provide immediate emergency services
on a 24-hour basis and follow-up services to an
increased number of victims; and (4) respond to all
requests for training and education programs
generated through the project.
Pennsylvania

Dauphin County Victim Advocate


Juvenile Justice Program

CONTACT:
Laurie Reiley-Snell
Executive Director
Front and Market Streets
Dauphin County Courthouse
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-3312
(717) 255-1375 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses in the juvenile justice system

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1984

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$18,800

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Dauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
Program (VWAP) provides a caseworker on a full-
time basis to work solely with the juvenile justice
system. The caseworker attends juvenile pretrial
meetings and notifies victims when they are not
needed in court; improves and facilitates the witness
management system for all parties who are
summoned or subpoenaed to juvenile court; oversees
the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program
(VORP), a mediation program facilitated by two
trained mediators; and assists in the recruitment,
training, and supervision of volunteers who work
with victims and witnesses in the juvenile justice
system.

Pennsylvania

Delaware County Child Abuse


Prosecution: Multi-Victim
Child/Suspect Child Sexual
Abuse Investigations
CONTACT:
William Ryan
District Attorney
Delaware County Courthouse
Front and Veterans Square
Media, PA 19063
(610) 891-4161
(610) 566-8366 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1984

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$65,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Through the Child Abuse Unit of the Delaware
County District Attorney's Office, a deputy district
attorney reviews all search warrants and criminal
complaints resulting from the Criminal Investigation
Division child abuse investigations. Vertical
prosecution is provided by an assistant district
attorney who handles the case throughout the court
proceedings. The deputy district attorney is
available to municipal police for legal counsel in
child abuse cases 24 hours a day. The Unit funds a
county detective who investigates multi-victim and
multi-offender child sexual exploitation cases on a
proactive basis. The detective makes contacts,
interviews victims, and implements community
educational programs.

Pennsylvania

Domestic Violence Response


Team (DART)

CONTACT:
Mimi Rose
Chief, Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-8014
(215) 686-8049 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$42,289

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Operated through the Philadelphia District
Attorney's Office, The Domestic Violence Response
Team (DART) provides a centralized, coordinated,
multi-disciplinary response to domestic violence. It
emphasizes victim safety and prevents further and
more serious violence or injury to children. The
project's goals include contacting victims of
domestic violence within 24 hours of arrest; offering
multi-service coordinated intervention; prosecuting
abusers promptly; using vertical prosecution; seeking
appropriate sentences and/or treatment for abusers;
and implementing intensive case management.

Pennsylvania

Enhanced Court School

CONTACT:
Marcia Thomas-Bayne
Director
District Attorney's Office
Victim Service Unit
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-8026
(215) 686-8049 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims in Allegheny County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,480

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project enhances and expands the Philadelphia
District Attorney's Office Court School Program. A
Victim/Witness Coordinator identifies cases as soon
after charging as possible and prior to the
preliminary hearing by conducting Juvenile Court
School Programs. Other activities include
notification to parents about the child's rights and
responsibilities as a victim/witness, coordination of
any special needs such as transportation, and making
referrals to other service agencies.

Pennsylvania

Erie County Child Abuse


Prosecution and Investigation
Unit

CONTACT:
Larry Dombrowski
Erie County Courthouse
Erie, PA 16501
(814) 451-6410
(814) 451-6419 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$64,500

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Erie County's Child Abuse Unit is composed of an
assistant district attorney and a child abuse
coordinator. The assistant district attorney serves as
a child abuse prosecution specialist. The child
abuse coordinator organizes, develops, and
implements a comprehensive child abuse
investigation/prosecution program. The unit
develops a countywide child abuse investigation and
prosecution policy; provides immediate telephone
notification procedures for child service agencies,
schools, medical facilities, and other community
organizations to the police and the Office of the
District Attorney regarding all sexual abuse cases
and cases of physical injury; serves as a liaison
among the Office of the District Attorney and
police, child service agencies, and the community;
trains child abuse specialists in small police
departments; and coordinates available victim and
children's agency services.

Pennsylvania

Ethno-Violence and Hate Crime


Services

CONTACT:
Carol L. Lavery
Executive Director
Victims Resource Center
68 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(717) 823-0765
(717) 823-9115 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of hate crimes and ethnic intimidation

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,070

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's objectives are to develop specialized
services for victims of ethnic intimidation and hate
crimes in Luzerne County; coordinate the
development of policies and procedures within
county school districts dealing with hate crimes and
ethnic intimidation; and develop localized training
curriculum concerning ethnic intimidation and hate
crimes for local police departments. The project
provides direct services including a hotline, crisis
intervention, individual counseling, accompaniment,
court orientation, and assistance with crime victim's
compensation claims.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County Victim Resource


Center

CONTACT:
Janet Maxwell
109 West Fayette Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
(412) 438-1470

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of serious crimes
PROJECT START UP DATE:
1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$26,668

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Victim Resource Center offers several services
to victims of violent crime in Fayette County.
Services provided include crisis intervention,
information and referral services, follow-up
individual and group counseling, support groups,
medical and legal accompaniment to preliminary
hearings, and police interviews.
Pennsylvania

Finding a Voice: The


Victim/Survivor Handbook

CONTACT:
Paige Nielsen
Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and
Perry Counties
P.O. Box 1039
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 258-4806
(717) 258-1677 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims in Cumberland and Perry Counties

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$12,112

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The handbook has two primary objectives: (1) to
empower victims to act on their own behalf,
supplying comprehensive, accurate information to
assist them in their efforts; and (2) to identify and
give referral information on all community
resources, both public and private, which are
available to victims of violent crime in Cumberland
County.
Pennsylvania

Home Security Program

CONTACT:
Marcia Thomas-Bayne
Director
District Attorney's Office
Victim Service Unit
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-8026
(215) 686-8049 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
South Philadelphia

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,272

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project provides security and social services to
support families and individuals who are at risk of
violence in their own homes and communities. Key
project activities include targeting certain at-risk
individuals and working with the District Attorney's
Office, police departments, and community groups.
Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County Child Abuse


Task Force Expansion and
Reinforcement

CONTACT:
Michael Barrasse
District Attorney
Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
(717) 963-6717
(717) 963-6725 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and perpetrators

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$59,817

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project provides a full-time child abuse
prosecutor and transportation for the child abuse
task force. The project objective is to increase the
clearance rate of reported child abuse cases and to
prosecute successfully those charged with the crime.
The full-time Assistant District Attorney for child
abuse responds on a 24-hour basis to the crime
scene to assist police, provide legal assistance to
investigators, work with the children and youth
agency, and prosecute the cases. By assisting with
interviews with victims, the prosecutor establishes a
rapport with the victim immediately, reducing victim

trauma and enhancing the victim's ability to


participate in the case.

Pennsylvania

Lancaster Child Abuse


Prosecution Unit
CONTACT:
Joseph Madenspacker
District Attorney
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
(717) 299-8100
(717) 295-3693 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Lancaster County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$126,390

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Lancaster County Child Abuse Prosecution Unit
includes an Assistant District Attorney who oversees
the criminal investigations of referred child abuse
cases, decides whether to press charges, and what
crime to charge. The Assistant District Attorney
handles all child abuse prosecutions from the
preliminary stage to the final sentencing. A County
detective coordinates law enforcement efforts,
provides assistance to local police departments in
child investigations, and if necessary, takes over the
investigation. A Paralegal/Coordinator assists the
Assistant District Attorney and investigator in the
preparation of child abuse cases. In addition to this,
the Paralegal/Coordinator schedules and handles the
unit's administrative functions and coordinates unit
activities with community service agencies.

Pennsylvania

Lancaster County Colposcope


Exam Demonstration Project

CONTACT:
Maureen Powers
Executive Director
YWCA
110 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 393-1735
(717) 396-0513 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of sexual abuse and assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$98,792

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Colposcope examinations are a recent breakthrough
in obtaining evidence in child sexual abuse/assault
cases. A colposcope exam can detect past abuses by
looking at genital abnormalities such as scar tissue.
Such examinations result in convincing evidence
including photographs and expert testimony. They
are also non-intrusive in nature and therefore are
less threatening to the victims. The development of
a demonstration project in the use of colposcope
examinations to obtain evidence that sexual
abuse/assault has occurred requires a research
project coordinator. The coordinator refers and
accompanies clients to colposcope examinations;
develops interview schedules for the physician, the
District Attorney's Office, victims' families, and
others as desired; designs a system for scheduling
the colposcope examination; and writes an interim
and final project report and oversees their
distribution to other agencies as appropriate.

Pennsylvania

Lehigh County Child Abuse


Prosecution: Sexual
Offenders/Domestic Violence
Unit

CONTACT:
Robert Steinburg
District Attorney
P.O. Box 1548
Allentown, PA 18105
(610) 820-3100
(610) 820-3323 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,922

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Sexual Offenders/Domestic Violence Unit is
devoted to the prosecution of child abuse cases. The
Unit consists of two District Attorneys and a Child
Abuse Investigator. This investigator is responsible
for countywide investigations of suspected child
abuse. The prosecutor and investigator work as a
team to complete investigations in a more timely
manner. The team works closely with local police
departments and agencies to form a network of
professionals dedicated to meeting the special needs
of child abuse victims and their families.

Pennsylvania

Mercer County Violent Crimes


Victim Outreach

CONTACT:
James P. Epstein
District Attorney
209 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
(412) 662-3800
(412) 662-0807 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992
PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$13,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Mercer County District Attorney's Office has
upgraded the position of Victim/Witness Coordinator
from a 20-hour per week position to full-time. The
anticipated impact is to increase the program's
personal contact with a wider range of violent crime
victims, and establish a community education
program, and promote a stronger working
relationship with the local police departments.
Direct services affected include increased court
accompaniments, filing of claims for crime victims,
compensation, and referrals to social service
agencies. The increase in the number of hours
worked also allows the coordinator to expand the
volunteer assistance program; educate the local
police, the community in general, and social service
providers about victim rights; and increase local
police departments' requests for assistance from the
Victim/Witness Coordinator.

Pennsylvania

Montgomery County Court


Advocacy and Victim
Outreach Project

CONTACT:
Cynthia Gilhool
70 East Penn Street
Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 277-0932
(610) 277-6386 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$12,402

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The project's goals are to (1) increase the
effectiveness and efficiency of early outreach and
intervention activities at the district justice level; (2)
increase the number of referrals from the criminal
justice system; and (3) afford greater coverage at all
levels of criminal proceedings in order to identify an
increased number of primary and secondary victims
in need of service. The court advocate monitors
court procedures and identifies primary and
secondary victims of crimes to offer victim services.
The court advocate also provides these victims with
services such as crisis intervention counseling, court
advocacy/accompaniment, and assistance with crime
victims' compensation claims and victim impact
statements.

Pennsylvania

Northeast Philadelphia
Victim/Witness Service, Inc.

CONTACT:
Arline Cooper
Director
2824 Cottman Avenue
Suite 4
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 332-3888
(215) 332-4510 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses of crime in northeast
Philadelphia

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$85,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Pennsylvania District
Attorney's Office; Chevron; Bell of Pennsylvania

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Northeast Philadelphia Victim/Witness Service,
Inc. (NEPV/WS) offers direct assistance and support
to crime victims, witnesses, and their families in the
four police districts of Northeast Philadelphia.
NEPV/WS provides information and support at
preliminary hearings including answering questions
about court and police procedures; assistance with
the criminal justice system; accompaniment of
victims and witnesses to trials in City Hall upon
request; tracking of the progress of the case;
referrals to other social service agencies for
emergency food, shelter, and other needs;
information on and assistance with filing Crime
Victims' Compensation claims; short-term crisis
counseling and referrals to counseling services for
additional support; and speakers for community,
church, and other groups.

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia CHILDSAF

CONTACT:
Mimi Rose
Chief, Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-8014
(215) 686-8049 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$107,260

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the program is to successfully prosecute
the abuser while providing support to the child
victim. Program components include a multi-
disciplinary approach in which a prosecutor from the
Child Abuse Unit and a social worker from the
Support Center for Child Advocates work together
to identify and follow through on cases; vertical
prosecution which is especially useful for serious
child abuse cases because of the victim's heightened
need for consistency; and pre- and post-conviction
services which allow the social worker on the
CHILDSAF team to make referrals to outside
agencies, provide limited counseling, and follow-up
after prosecution.

Pennsylvania

Post Protection Order/Chemical


Dependency Support System

CONTACT:
Nancy Shaw-Jordan
Director
P.O. Box 1436
Erie, PA 16512
(814) 459-6440
(814) 459-6512 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Domestic violence victims who abuse drugs and/or
alcohol

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$31,648

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Protection From
Abuse Coordinated Services, Inc. (PFACS)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Protection From Abuse Coordinated Services, Inc.
(PFACS) provides legal services to low-income
victims of domestic violence in the form of legal
representation for Protection From Abuse Orders and
for custody issues. PFACS also provides
counseling, court accompaniment, support groups,
personal advocacy and systems advocacy, and
supportive services to victims of domestic violence.
Protection From Abuse Coordinated Services, Inc.
received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission
on Crime and Delinquency to create a support
system for victims of domestic violence who are
also abusing drugs or alcohol. This pilot project is
an attempt to create a safe, non-threatening
atmosphere in which to help these individuals.

Pennsylvania

Prevention of Violence and


Victimization Among Teens

CONTACT:
Vicki Sellitto
Domestic Violence Prevention Specialist
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc.
P.O. Box 5355
Bethlehem, PA 18103
(610) 867-6477
(610) 867-4975 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence in Northampton
County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$21,629. The program serves 4,526 students per
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; individual donations

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Turning Point's Family/Dating Violence Prevention
program serves school districts in Lehigh and
Northampton Counties. The goal of the program is
to identify and prevent abusive dating relationships
and to end the cycle of violence through education.
Turning Point provides two programs, one for
middle school students focusing on family violence
and one for high school students focusing on dating
violence. Each program is one hour in length for
two sessions. Through films and discussion,
students learn the definitions of abuse and domestic
violence and identify the three types of domestic
abuse and examples of each. Gender stereotypes are
examined and linked to domestic abuse.

Pennsylvania

Rape Crisis Center of Schuylkill


County: Recovery Through
Awareness - Education and
Early Intervention

CONTACT:
Mary Beth Semerod
Executive Director
368 South Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
(717) 628-2965, (717) 628-2965 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of serious crimes

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Rape Crisis Center focuses on a network of
direct services for victims of serious crimes. The
program's primary goal is to provide a network of
supportive services, including crisis intervention, a
24-hour hotline, information, referrals, individual
and group counseling, and case management.
Pennsylvania

Rape Crisis Center of Schuylkill


County: Victims of Violent
Crimes Services Project

CONTACT:
Mary Beth Semerod
Executive Director
368 South Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
(717) 628-2965
(717) 628-2965 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1991

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,000. Approximately 50 people served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State grant funds;
United Way

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Rape Crisis Center of Schuylkill County
addresses the emotional needs of victims of violent
crime as well as the community's need for
prevention education. Utilizing its successful model
of providing direct support services to victims of
sexual assault/abuse, the agency developed a
network of services which include 24-hour crisis
intervention, accompaniment, individual and group
counseling, victim advocacy, and public and
professional education.

Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County Court School


Project

CONTACT:
Karen Byrnes-Noon
Assistant District Attorney
401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
(717) 628-1356
(717) 628-1010 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child victims of sexual assault in Schuylkill County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$6,250

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The objective of the project is to assist child victims
and their families in developing an understanding of
the court process, the roles of various system
personnel, and their roles in the process. The Court
School meets every other month with groups of six
to eight children.

Pennsylvania

Services to Victims of Violent


Crime

CONTACT:
Marcia Thomas-Bayne
Director
District Attorney's Office
Victim Service Unit
1421 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-8026
(215) 686-8049 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims served by the Philadelphia District
Attorney's Office

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$36,479

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The project's victim/witness coordinator in the
Municipal Court Unit provides services to victims of
violent crime. These services include: coordinating
transportation to hearings and arranging
accompaniment; providing employer intervention for
victims who have difficulty leaving work for
hearings; ensuring that the concerns of the victim
are included in the trial file; informing victims of
their eligibility for crime victim's compensation;
intervening if the victim is being harassed or
intimidated by the defendant; and referring victims
to neighborhood-based victim assistance programs
for ongoing community support.

Pennsylvania

Sex Offender Treatment Project

CONTACT:
Barbara Clark
Executive Director
Network of Victim Assistance
30 West Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-5664
(215) 340-9968 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Sex offenders in Bucks County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$75,370

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Network of Victim Assistance intervenes in the
victim-offender cycle through a community-based
treatment program for sex and other non-violent
offenders whose own victimization might be a
contributing factor in their criminal behavior. The
program provides assessment and individual, group,
and family therapy for up to five years. It also
evaluates the effectiveness of intervention through
data collection and long-term follow-up.

Pennsylvania

Somerset County Child Abuse


Prosecution

CONTACT:
David Flower
111 East Union Street
Suite 40
Somerset, PA 15501
(814) 443-2894
(814) 445-3356 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$26,576

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
An Assistant District Attorney at the Somerset
District Attorney's Office handles the investigation
and prosecution of child abuse cases. He or she is
trained in the dynamics of child abuse and in
effective investigation and prosecution practices.
The project's goals are to investigate and dispose of
child sexual and/or physical abuse cases in a timely,
thorough, and consistent manner, and to involve and
assist the victim's family during the investigation
and court proceedings.

Pennsylvania

Tioga County Expanded Services


to Victims of Violent Crime

CONTACT:
John Cowley
District Attorney
118 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
(717) 724-1906
(717) 724-6819 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1986

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$7,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Victim/Witness Program has upgraded the
coordinator's position to 30 hours per week. With
this increase, the coordinator is able to be more
involved in earlier outreach to victims and provide
more counseling and crisis intervention. Other
activities include providing accompaniment to testify
in court, transportation to hearings, more timely
notifications of court dates and outcomes, and
assistance with the completion of various forms.

Pennsylvania

Violence Free -- Healthy Choices


For Kids
CONTACT:
Robert Coll
Director
Criminal Justice Division
Forbes and Ross Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 355-4321
(412) 642-7448 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Elementary school students in Allegheny County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$80,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This primary school program teaches fourth through
six grade children choices for handling interpersonal
conflict. It also teaches school personnel how to
identify students living amidst domestic violence
and shows parents how and where to get help. The
primary goal is to teach all upper elementary
children healthy resolution skills that will prevent
them from becoming the next generation of adult
abusers or victims of family violence. The
secondary goal is to identify high-risk students
living in an environment of family violence and
provide intervention support groups to give students
safety planning and alternative options for non-
abusive problem solving. The program also
provides intervention education and options to
parents of students identified in the support group as
living in violent homes.

Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre Victim Services


Victim Resource Center

CONTACT:
Carol Lavery
Executive Director
68 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(717) 823-0765
(717) 823-9115 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of serious crimes in Wilkes-Barre

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,490

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Victim Resource Center engages in intensive
outreach to victims of homicide, aggravated assault,
robbery, burglary, and DUI. The project's goals are
to increase service hours available to crime victims;
develop better coordination among the various
systems that provide services to victims; target
underserved populations; and aid the Wilkes-Barre
City Police in the development of specialized
services for victims.

Pennsylvania

York County Child Abuse


Prosecution

CONTACT:
Stan Rebert
District Attorney
28 East Market
York, PA 17401
(717) 771-9600
(717) 771-9738 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Child abuse victims and offenders

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and
Delinquency

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$69,251

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Child Abuse Unit serves the special needs of
child victims. This project assists the child victim
as the case moves through the system. The unit
works closely with agencies to ensure that the child
and family receive appropriate counseling. The goal
of this project is to expand the established unit,
particularly in the investigation and prosecution of
child abuse cases. The unit presently consists of a
Special Child Abuse Enforcement Coordinator and
a Prosecutor. The expansion would create the
positions of Child Abuse Investigator and Child
Abuse Paralegal, and would increase offender arrests
and convictions.

Puerto Rico

Strengthening the Child Abuse


Division

CONTACT:
Ada Alvarez
Office of Juvenile Affairs
Puerto Rico Department of Justice
Box 192
San Juan, PR 00902
(809) 729-2031 or 2071

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of child abuse

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Puerto Rico Department of Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$100,000
SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Child Abuse Division investigates and
prosecutes complaints of intra-family child abuse
and institutional negligence and abuse referred by
the Department of Social Services and other public
and private institutions. The objectives of the
program are to increase the number of child abuse
cases filed in Court; to achieve convictions in these
cases; and to establish a record of complaints by
type of intra-family or institutional abuse in the
community.

South Carolina

Criminal Sexual Assault


Investigator

CONTACT:
Howard Sellers
Aiken County Sheriffs Office
420 Hampton Avenue
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-1761
(803) 642-7535 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Children who are sexual abuse victims

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


South Carolina Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$30,711

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The overall goal of the Child Sexual Abuse Special
Investigator is to enhance investigation, and thereby
prosecution, of child sexual abuse cases. The
Special Investigator receives reports of child sexual
abuse through an incident report, referral letter from
the Department of Social Services, or schools or
hospitals. The investigator, who is assigned solely
to sexual abuse cases, then initiates an investigation
that includes interviews, medical examinations, and
witness statements. When appropriate, charges are
filed. If the Department of Social Services is
involved, the Special Investigator testifies at the
DSS Family Court hearing. In the interim between
preliminary hearing and general sessions, the
investigator maintains contact with the child victim
and addresses any needs of the victim. He or she
prepares the child for court during this time. The
Special Investigator is able to provide
comprehensive services because his or her time is
not divided among a larger caseload.

South Dakota

Domestic Violence and Sexual


Abuse Program

CONTACT:
Mary Sundet-Jones
Community Assistance Program
Department of Social Services
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-4330
(605) 773-4855 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic or sexual abuse and their
children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


South Dakota Attorney General's Task Force on
Drugs

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$250,000. 516 child victims of physical abuse, 334
child victims of sexual abuse, 11,650 victims of
domestic violence, 779 adult victims of sexual
assault, 438 adult survivors of incest or child sexual
abuse, and 732 other victims were served in a year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State general funds;
local fund-raising

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The program's goals are to: (1) provide shelter on
a 24-hour basis, seven days a week for victims of
domestic violence and sexual abuse; (2) provide
prevention and education programs in the
community on these topics; (3) seek funding from a
broad range of providers; (4) ensure that funded
programs provide both domestic and sexual abuse
programs or services or have requested a waiver to
provide only one of the services; (5) contract the
primary provider of domestic violence and sexual
abuse programs and services in the community or
service area; (6) set aside 10% of the total program
funds for training; and (7) gather statistics and other
program information from all subgrantees.

Tennessee

Domestic Family Violence


Intervention

CONTACT:
Sgt. Mark Wynn
Nashville Metropolitan Police Department
Family Violence Section
200 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-7496
(615) 862-7787 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in the
Nashville area

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Tennessee Office of Program Assessment and
Support

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$1,300,000. Approximately 510,784 people are
served per year by this project.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Domestic Family Violence Intervention
Program's goal is to stop violent behavior in the
community by coordinating the response of law
enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges to
family violence incidents. The program also
promotes equal protection of the law to all victims
of family violence by administering quality
investigations, victim and suspect assessment,
counseling and assistance, safety planning, enhanced
prosecution, and police and public education.

Tennessee

Family Trouble Center

CONTACT:
Betty A. Winter, Ed.D.
Manager
Family Trouble Center
Memphis Police Department
620 South Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 942-7283
(901) 576-3877 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence and court-ordered
perpetrators of domestic violence in the City of
Memphis

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Tennessee Office of Program Assessment and
Support
ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$62,000. The program serves the 826,330 residents
of Shelby County. Of the 609 clients referred to the
anger management portion of the program, 195
graduated. The Center serves more than 1,000
victims per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; United Way; Plough
Foundation; Memphis Police Department with in-
kind services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the Family Trouble Center is to offer
counseling services designed to reduce the incidence
of domestic violence, thereby reducing the number
of repeat domestic disturbances and homicides. The
objectives to achieve this goal include: (1) forming
partnerships with police, community service
providers, and other government agencies to develop
appropriate interventions to eliminate domestic
violence; (2) providing crisis counseling and referral
services to the victims of domestic violence through
groups and telephone outreach work; (3) providing
court-mandated educational and correctional groups
for domestic violence offenders; and (4) enhancing
community awareness of domestic violence through
presentations and workshops.

Tennessee

New Avenues/Domestic Abuse


Project

CONTACT:
Jennifer Richter
Substance Abuse Division Head
Nashville/Davidson County Sheriff's Office
506 Second Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-8229
(615) 862-8188 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence
TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Inmate population of Metropolitan Davidson County
Jail

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Tennessee Office of Program Assessment and
Support

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$300,000. 272 persons served during the program
year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Davidson County
Sheriff's Budget; Metropolitan Davidson County
General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office
Substance Abuse Division is to treat those who are
both substance abusers and perpetrators of domestic
violence. Control issues beyond the scope of
addiction must be treated in order to stop the cycle
of violence, including relapse triggers such as shame
and guilt for recovering alcoholics and addicts.
Although substance abuse and domestic violence are
separate issues, there are also similarities that allow
for both to be addressed simultaneously by
counselors who have been cross-trained.
Identification, assessment, treatment, and referral to
community-based agencies upon release from jail are
the initial objectives of this project.
Tennessee

Special Prosecution Unit on


Domestic Violence

CONTACT:
Jody Folk
20th Judicial District
Office of the District Attorney General
Washington Square
Suite 500
222 Second Avenue, NW
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 862-5500 ext. 106
(615) 862-5599 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1988

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Tennessee Office of Program Assessment and
Support

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$186,000. Approximately 4,500 people are served
per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; City of Nashville;
Victims of Crime Act funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
A vertical prosecution unit with specially trained
attorneys handles all felony domestic violence cases.
The unit works closely with the Family Violence
Police Unit, Victim Witness advocates, and
community and court agencies which serve the
victims of domestic violence and their batterers. A
coordinated, continuous relationship exists between
the Victim Intervention Program and the Special
Prosecution Unit on Domestic Violence. Shelter
advocates are notified of court proceedings
involving victims receiving shelter services. The
Victim Advocates in the Special Prosecution Unit on
Domestic Violence also work closely with the Peace
Program and other batterers' programs.

Utah

Child Abuse Prosecution Program


CONTACT:
Rob Parrish
Utah Attorney General's Office
236 State Capital Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 538-1941
(801) 538-1699 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Prosecutors and investigators requiring technical
support with child abuse cases

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$384,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Child Abuse Prosecution Unit operated out of
the Utah Attorney General's Office responds to the
problems of physical and sexual child abuse. The
Child Abuse Unit supports a multi-disciplinary
approach to child abuse cases, encouraging the
Division of Family Services, law enforcement, and
prosecutors to work together and share information.
The Child Abuse Unit also provides training
statewide and has assumed a leadership role in
proposing and lobbying for legislative changes to
child abuse laws. Unit personnel provide assistance
to prosecutors and investigators who need technical
assistance, advice, and consultation. The unit also
assumes the prosecution and/or investigation
function when requested by the County Attorney.
Other responsibilities include reviewing and
responding to complaints referred to the Attorney
General's Office regarding inadequate investigative
or prosecutional efforts in child abuse cases, and
maintaining up to date training on all developments
in the area of child abuse investigation and
prosecution, with the goal of being a resource for
others involved in the prosecution of these cases.

Vermont

Child Protection Unit


CONTACT:
Linda Purdue and Susanne Young
Office of the Attorney General
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
(802) 828-3171
(802) 828-2154 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Abused children

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1989

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Vermont Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$180,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Child Protection Unit of the Attorney General's
Office promotes the effective prevention of child
abuse, with particular emphasis on child sexual
abuse; improves the timely and effective prosecution
of child abuse perpetrators in cases involving
multiple jurisdictions and/or multiple victims,
conflicts of interest, or a particular difficulty; and
promotes improved handling of abuse cases by
criminal justice and social services agencies
statewide by utilizing the multi-disciplinary
approach to these cases. The Unit comprises the
Chief of the Attorney General's Criminal Division,
an assigned Assistant Attorney General, a designated
investigator in the Attorney General's Office, an
assigned part-time Assistant Attorney General, and
a Victim Advocate.

Vermont

Chittenden Unit for Special


Investigations (CUSI)

CONTACT:
Walter Decker
1110 Ethan Allen Avenue
Collchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-7710
(802) 655-8866 fax
PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of sexual and serious physical assault

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Vermont Department of Public Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$328,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; contributions from
surrounding police departments

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This program provides a multi-agency task force to
investigate reported crimes of sexual assault, other
serious sexual offenses, and serious crimes of child
abuse and neglect. The Chittenden Unit for Special
Investigations (CUSI) consists of five full-time
police investigators, a part-time police supervisor, a
victim's advocate, and an administrative secretary.
The unit has an assigned prosecutor from the
Chittenden County State's Attorney's Office and
works directly with the unit and the Department of
Social Services concerning cases of suspected child
sexual abuse. The program's goals include: (1) the
formation of a specialized unit of police officers to
investigate incidents of sexual abuse involving
children and adults. The investigators work in
conjunction with the prosecutor's office, establishing
stronger cases for prosecution by gathering
additional forms of evidence and information; (2)
the training of CUSI investigators and uniformed
officers in the strategies and techniques of sexual
offense investigations, including contact with
victims; and (3) the training of and coordination
with other service providers in order to achieve a
vertically integrated response of both law
enforcement and human services to the alleged
offender and to the victims of the crime.

Virginia

Montgomery County Victim/


Witness Assistance Program

CONTACT:
Bill Demere
Director
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
New River Community Sentencing, Inc.
P.O. Box 543
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(703) 382-0802
(703) 382-1012 fax

Kathy Hall
Director
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley
P.O. Box 306
Radford, VA 24141
(703) 639-1123
(703) 731-3321 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses of crime in Montgomery
County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1985

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$34,195. The program provides direct services to
174 victims of crime, including 54 domestic
violence victims, and generic services to 352 victims
of crime. The program also provides direct services
to 26 witnesses of crime per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Virginia General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goals of the victim/witness program are to
promote sensitive treatment, speed recovery in cases
of compensable losses, reduce physical and
emotional suffering of innocent crime victims, and
promote understanding of the criminal justice system
while improving the efficiency and efficacy of the
criminal justice process. The program provides
information, advocacy, and direct services to victims
and witnesses of crime in Montgomery County.

Virginia

Pulaski County Victim Assistance


Program
CONTACT:
Mark Dye
Director
Victim Assistance Program
New River Community Sentencing, Inc.
P.O. Box 543
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(703) 382-0802
(703) 382-1012 fax
Kathy Hall
Director
Crime Victim Assistance Program
Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley
P.O. Box 306
Radford, VA 24141
(703) 639-9592
(703) 731-3321 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of crime in Pulaski County

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,943. The program provides direct services to
277 victims of crime, including 57 domestic
violence victims, and generic services to 257 victims
of crime per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Virginia General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goals of this victim/witness program are to
promote sensitive treatment, speed recovery in cases
of compensable losses, reduce physical and
emotional suffering of innocent crime victims, and
promote understanding of the criminal justice system
while improving the efficiency and efficacy of the
criminal justice process. To those ends, the program
provides information, advocacy, and direct services
to victims of crime.
Virginia

York County/Poquoson City


Victim/Witness Assistance
Program

CONTACT:
Barbara A. Seibert
Director
Victim/Witness Program
Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
P.O. Box C
Yorktown, VA 23690
(804) 890-3402, 3409
(804) 890-3419 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses of crime in York County and
Poquoson City

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1986

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$32,886. The program provides direct services to
212 victims of crime, including 42 domestic
violence victims, and generic services to 296 victims
of crime per year. The program also provides direct
services to 94 witnesses of crime.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; Virginia General Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goals of the victim/witness program are to
promote sensitive treatment, speed recovery in cases
of compensable losses, reduce physical and
emotional suffering of innocent crime victims, and
promote understanding of the criminal justice system
while improving the efficiency and efficacy of the

criminal justice process. The program provides


information, advocacy, and direct services.

Washington

Domestic Violence Legal


Advocacy Program
CONTACT:
Cindy Morrow
Department of Community, Trade and Economic
Development
Office of Crime Victims Advocacy
P.O. Box 48300
Olympia, WA 98504-8300
(206) 753-1174
(206) 586-0873 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims of domestic violence

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1990

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Washington State Department of Community, Trade
and Economic Development

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$186,000. 20 families are served per year.

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State and local funds

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The goal of the Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy
program is to decrease the incidence of domestic
violence in the State of Washington by facilitating
victims' access to and use of currently available
legal sanctions and social services. The program's
objectives are to increase the domestic violence
victims' ability to protect themselves and their
children through legal sanctions and to obtain
needed services in order to end the violence in their
lives. The program assists victims in filing criminal
justice protection orders and anti-harassment orders;
processing civil remedies to domestic violence such
as divorce and separation filings, child custody,
visitation orders, or parenting plans; and accessing
needed financial aid and social services.

Washington

Refugee Domestic Violence


Intervention Project

CONTACT:
Dan Fleisner
Seattle South Precinct Police Department
610 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1886
(206) 684-5758
(206) 684-8197 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Refugee families involved with domestic violence or
juvenile crime

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1992

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Washington State Department of Community, Trade
and Economic Development

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$66,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; State agencies; Kings
County; City of Seattle

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Seattle Refugee Women's Alliance Domestic
Violence Intervention Project provides early
bilingual and culturally appropriate intervention
services to refugee families involved with law
enforcement or the court system due to domestic
violence or juvenile crime. Services include:
translation, transportation, advocacy, counseling,
referral, and education about law enforcement and
the judicial system in the State of Washington. The
project also provides an eight-hour workshop for
parents involved in the project, which includes
individual or group parent education classes using a
Refugee Parent Education curriculum developed by
the Refugee Women's Alliance. The project
develops a family assessment plan which includes
weekly case records of activities, documentation of
referrals, progress and assessment, and follow-up
records on families. An anger management program
exists for refugee spouses and child abusers.

West Virginia

West Virginia Family Violence


Project

CONTACT:
Diane Reese
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 85
Sutton, WV 26601
(304) 765-2250
PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 18: Domestic and Family Violence

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Law enforcement professionals and policy makers

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


West Virginia Office of Criminal Justice and
Highway Safety

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$10,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This project provides seven eight-hour training
sessions in law enforcement response to family
violence. Pre-trained volunteer trainers use updated
curriculum and manuals. This project also reprints
and distributes updated training manuals to
approximately 250 law enforcement officers
throughout the State. One project goal is to make
available to law enforcement professionals and
policy makers training and materials dealing with
law enforcement response to domestic violence.
This is accomplished by informing members of the
Family Protection Training Teams of this project; by
organizing volunteer training teams willing to
present the training session; and by arranging for
trainers, curriculum, and sites needed to comply
with the Law Enforcement Training directives of the
Governor's Committee on Crime, Delinquency, and
Correction. The second goal is to make available to
law enforcement professionals and policy makers
information dealing with legislative changes
mandated during the 1994 legislative session. The
training manual incorporates the rules and
regulations for law enforcement response to
domestic violence currently being developed by the
Advisory Committee of the Governor's Committee
on Crime, Delinquency, and Correction, and is being
updated. The third goal is to produce and distribute
at least 250 revised manuals on family violence to
law enforcement professionals by working with
Prison Industries to incorporate new materials into
the existing manuals and to reprint them; by
providing manuals free of charge to approximately
250 training participants; and by including a copy of
the revised manual in curriculum repositories at the
Police Training facility in Institutes and the Criminal
Justice Department at Marshall University.
Wisconsin

Use of Videotape in
Multidisciplinary Investigations
and Testimony of Child
Victims/Witnesses

CONTACT:
Ray Luick
222 State Street
Madison, WI 53702
(206) 266-7282
(608) 266-6676 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Victims and witnesses of child abuse

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1994

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$37,309

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
This is a pilot program comprising a multi-
disciplinary team that includes law enforcement,
child protective services, and prosecution. These
participants agree to the development of protocols
and procedures for the use of videotape when
children are the victims of or witnesses to crime.
They report to the State of Wisconsin Office of
Justice Assistance on the progress and effectiveness
of this equipment in securing necessary evidence
with the least amount of trauma to the children
involved.
Wisconsin

Victim Witness Program

CONTACT:
Ray Luick
222 State Street
Madison, WI 53702
(206) 266-7282
(608) 266-6676 fax

PROGRAM TYPE:
Purpose Area 14: Jurors, Witnesses, and Victims of
Crime

TARGET POPULATION/SETTING:
Crime victim and witness projects in 55 of 72
counties in the State

PROJECT START UP DATE:


1993

PROGRAM SUBMITTED BY:


Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

ANNUAL BUDGET/PERSONS
SERVED PER YEAR:
$531,000

SOURCES OF FUNDING:
Bureau of Justice Assistance; local governments

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Statutes permit the State to reimburse counties for
up to 90% of the costs associated with providing
victim/witness programming. The program is
administered by the Wisconsin Department of
Justice Assistance, Office of Crime Victim Services,
which processes requests for reimbursement for
services on a semi-annual basis, provides technical
assistance and training services, conducts regional
meetings on both administrative and operational
elements of crime victim programs, and promotes
victim/witness advocacy activities. Project goals for
the current fiscal year are to add or expand
victim/witness programs in five counties and
increase the reimbursement levels to counties by at
least 2%.