YR 02: Safety planning utilizing a risk-informed safety decision aid: Increasing Access

Project: Research project

Description

This program will place 54 AmeriCorps members in 12 direct service agencies served by ACESDV to implement the Safety Decision Aid, an intervention that will advance the process of safety planning that is already conducted with survivors of domestic violence across Arizona. Having AmeriCorps members implement this intervention increases the capacity for direct service agencies to advance their current practice thereby meeting critical needs in local communities across the state. AmeriCorps members will also benefit from this arrangement in that they will learn leadership, communication, advocacy, and research skills that can better prepare them for future employment and/or volunteer work in public service. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for implementing services with 600 women who have been victims of domestic violence during the previous 6 month period. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will assist with recruitment of women into an evaluation of the evidence-based intervention, the Safety Decision Aid. While we don't expect all women to volunteer their time to participate in the evaluation and data collection, we expect that half of the women who receive the Safety Decision Aid intervention will choose also to complete pre- and post-test measures to assist us in understanding the effectiveness of the intervention. A strength of this program is that is represents a statewide initiative and will serve urban and rural communities across Arizona.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/168/31/17

Funding

  • Corporation for National and Community Service (National Service): $189,135.00

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decision aid
planning
domestic violence
evaluation
rural community
public service
leadership
communication
community
evidence