DePrince, A. P., Labus, J., Belknap, J., Buckingham, S., & Gover, A. (2012). The impact of community-based outreach on psychological distress and victim safety in women exposed to intimate partner abuse. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 80(2), 211-221.
Though not strictly considered an intervention study, DePrince et al. (2012) sought to evaluate existing Community-Coordinated Response (CCR) Programs within a community. This study compared a community-based outreach program to a criminal justice system referral program for female survivors of police reported IPV. In the outreach condition, women were contacted directly by community based advocates – who were familiar with their specific situation – and were told how various available services applied to their case. In the referral condition, an advocate – who were not familiar with all case details – from the prosecutor’s office or police department contacted women with recommendations for referral services. It was believed that service provision would be improved for IPV survivors when services were matched to their specific needs (the outreach condition). The research team did not develop the intervention; CCR had been established in Denver of community based with criminal justice system. The goal was to try to understand impact of CCR and to study it as the multidisciplinary response that was already in place (CCR vs. TAU).