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Justice System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in Asian Communities

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $570,448)

This study is a joint effort between the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence. The investigators plan to provide empirical evidence to identify factors that promote and hinder effective interventions in Asian communities in response to domestic violence. The study will employ a face-to-face semi-structured interview method to collect data from 320 Asian battered women on (1) the types and lifecourse trajectories of IPV experienced, (2) longitudinal trajectories of contacts with the criminal justice system, (3) factors associated with help-seeking, (4) responses of criminal justice system components such as police, prosecution, and courts, and (5) the relationship between contacts with criminal justice and women's safety/well being over time.
Date Created: September 21, 2005