The report is a follow-on Report Brief to our 2013 publication, Domestic Violence in DC 2013 Report. This Report Brief examines the population of survivors surveyed for the 2013 report and offers additional facts and statistics on the population itself, survivors’ needs, and outcomes. Additionally, it provides survey results after one year to explore longer term indicators of outcomes for these survivors. Click here to download the Domestic Violence in DC 2014 Report or here to see a survey population snapshot.
Domestic Violence in DC Report 2013
The report uses data from one week of client intakes and analyzes it for trends in demographics, resources requested, court outcomes, services and resources obtained by the client, and other details that may help SAFE improve their client services and identify trends in client needs that may inform programmatic development going forward. The purpose of this report is to provide a more holistic picture of who is seeking services for domestic violence and their safety and outcomes through the services and systems that they encounter. Click here to download the Domestic Violence in DC 2013 Report.
The DC Domestic Court Watch Project
Court Watch is a volunteer-staffed project in which trained observers record information about Civil Protection Order hearings. The Court Watch Project provides advocates with information about how the court deals with domestic violence, and provides feedback to the Court regarding its treatment of domestic violence survivors. The goals of this project are to improve the court experience for those seeking relief, and to give survivors a larger voice in the court system.
Frequent updates on the DC Domestic Violence Court Watch Project can be found on the project’s blog.
Volunteers are an essential part of the Court Watch Project. The time commitment is flexible and training is only one afternoon of your time. If you would like to volunteer for the Court Watch Project, click here.
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