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Utah Statewide Domestic Violence Needs Assessment

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dc.contributor.author Gezinski, Lindsay
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-28T21:55:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-28T21:55:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Gezinski, Lindsay. (2017). Utah Statewide Domestic Violence Needs Assessment 2016-2017. University of Utah College of Social Work, 44 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.udvc.org/file_download/13d55c5a-9854-4822-bba9-a30d4d27d56c
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1103
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract In Utah, 39.6% of women and 19.6% of men report experiencing physical violence, rape, and/or stalking in their lifetimes.1 This violence can and does end in homicide with approximately one intimate partner-related homicide committed every month in Utah.2 According to a report submitted to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, 2,425 survivors accessed shelter services in Utah from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016, of which 1,661 identified as women, 189 as men, and 575 as children. The purpose of this research study was to assess the system-specific challenges and needs facing survivors of domestic violence and service providers in the state of Utah, with the goal of informing services and future funding priorities. The goal of Phase I was to conduct in-depth focus groups and interviews with survivors and service providers across the state of Utah and consisted of: (1) participant recruitment, (2) data collection, and (3) data analysis. Phase II is currently underway and consists of the dissemination of two questionnaires, one aimed at professionals (e.g., law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, social workers) and the other aimed at the larger Utah community. The survey instruments assess barriers to service provision in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This report presents findings from Phase I. The voices of survivors and domestic violence service providers are emphasized, as their firsthand experiences make them the experts. This report begins with a brief review of the methodology used for this needs assessment, followed by the findings and the recommendations for future action. [CVRL Note: Report includes quotations from domestic violence survivors about services. Appendices include research terms glossary, consent documents, and focus group and interview protocols.] (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Utah College of Social Work en_US
dc.subject Needs Assessment en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Practitioners en_US
dc.subject Victim Advocates en_US
dc.subject Service Providers en_US
dc.subject Survivors en_US
dc.subject Marginalized Populations en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Partner Abuse en_US
dc.subject Dating Violence en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Victim Safety en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Service en_US
dc.subject Victim Needs en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject Law Enforcement en_US
dc.subject Police en_US
dc.subject Courts en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Substance Abuse en_US
dc.subject Substance Use Disorder en_US
dc.subject Religion en_US
dc.subject Childcare en_US
dc.subject Victim Satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Gaps in Service en_US
dc.subject Funding en_US
dc.subject Legal Aid en_US
dc.subject Rural en_US
dc.subject Frontier en_US
dc.subject Small Town Stigma en_US
dc.subject Transportation en_US
dc.subject Protective Orders en_US
dc.subject Order of Protection en_US
dc.subject Restraining Orders en_US
dc.subject Victim Rights en_US
dc.subject Privacy en_US
dc.subject Confidentiality en_US
dc.subject Immigrants en_US
dc.subject Native American en_US
dc.subject American Indian en_US
dc.subject LGBTQ en_US
dc.subject Language Needs en_US
dc.title Utah Statewide Domestic Violence Needs Assessment en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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