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Domestic Violence Shelters: The Experience of the Survivor

June, 2009

Panelists will present findings from a comprehensive study of domestic violence shelters in eight states. Data were collected from 3,410 residents in 215 domestic violence shelters — 81 percent of the shelters. The first of its kind, this descriptive study seeks to fill a gap in current knowledge about the needs and experiences of domestic violence survivors who turn to shelters for help and the type of help they receive. Implications for policy and programming will also be addressed.

Custody Evaluation in Domestic Violence Cases

June, 2009

Panelists will examine practices, beliefs and recommendations of professional and custody evaluators in domestic violence cases. Panelists will discuss current NIJ studies that use both qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the impact of personal attitudes and beliefs on custody evaluation.

Violence Against Women and Family Violence Program

The mission of the Violence Against Women and Family Violence Research and Evaluation program is to promote the safety of women and family members, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system's response to these crimes. This mission is being accomplished through the following objectives:

Laboratory Capacity Enhancement

NIJ administers the funding programs listed below to enhance and assist forensic labs in multiple areas.

General information, based on the most recent year's solicitation, is provided for each program. Requirements and allowable costs under these programs can change from year to year. Be sure to read carefully any current solicitation applying to any of these programs.