Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $329,381)
In February of 2018, the city of Burleson, Texas, enacted the ÂEffective Response to StrangulationÂ ordinance to address intimate partner violence (IPV) related asphyxiation. The new ordinance includes: (1) a defined protocol for addressing strangulation, (2) training for first responders, (3) newly designed assessment instruments to improve the identification of IPV Strangulation, and (4) specific intervention strategies for strangulation across first responder agencies. To determine the effectiveness of the initiative, this applicant proposes a quasi- experimental study of the development, implementation and success of the initiative in Burleson, Texas with a control site. The proposed 36- month (IPV) Related Strangulation Study includes a formative assessment, a process evaluation, and an impact study of intervention effectiveness. Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) will be used to evaluate individual, organizational and system outcomes before and after the implementation of the ordinance protocol for the treatment location (Burleson, Texas) and a control site. "Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). ca/ncf.
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