Sullivan, C. M., & Bybee, D. I. (1999). Reducing violence using community-based advocacy for women with abusive partners. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 43.
Sullivan and Bybee (1999) developed and evaluated a community-based advocacy intervention designed to increase access to community resources and social support for shelter based women who experienced abuse. Advocacy consisted of five phases (assessment, implementation, monitoring, secondary implementation, and termination) that sought to develop a safety and action plan tailored to the participant’s specific situation that could be monitored and modified as needed. For 10 weeks, the advocate would meet with the participant and the pair would spend time in the community for 4-6 hours a week looking for jobs and/or housing, work on legal issues, or help with accessing other resources.