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Testing the Efficacy of Judicial Monitoring: A Randomized Trial at the Rochester Domestic Violence Courts

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $335,208)

While judicial monitoring has been shown to be effective with other criminal justice populations, few studies, and none involving a randomized control design, have been conducted with domestic violence offenders. This study will fill this gap through a randomized trial to determine the efficacy of a carefully designed, robust model of judicial monitoring. In addition to examining the impact of monitoring on official recidivism and victim reports of re-abuse, the impact on intervening offender perceptions regarding the swiftness, certainty, and severity of further sanctions in response to violations of the court's orders will also be examined. ca/ncf
Date Created: August 14, 2007