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Violence Against Women. 2008 Mar;14(3):346-58. doi: 10.1177/1077801207313968.

Exploring the links between components of coordinated community responses and their impact on contact with intimate partner violence services.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Abstract

In the 1990s, concerns with response fragmentation for intimate partner violence (IPV) led to the promotion of coordinated community responses (CCRs) to prevent and control IPV. Evaluation of CCRs has been limited. A previous evaluation of 10 CCRs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed no overall impact on rates of IPV when compared to matched communities. However, there was great variability in the quality and quantity of CCR efforts between sites and thus potentially different levels of impact. This article establishes the impact of each of the 10 CCRs on women's past-year exposure to IPV and contact with IPV services and explores the associations between specific CCR components and contact with IPV services.

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18292374
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10.1177/1077801207313968
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