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Evaluation of the Polyvictimization Initiative at the Queens Family Justice Center

Show simple item record Bastomski, Sara Ricks, Alexandra Henderson, Erica Yahner, Jennifer 2020-03-02T22:19:49Z 2020-03-02T22:19:49Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Bastomski, Sara; Ricks, Alexandra; Henderson, Erica; Yahner, Jennifer. (2019). Evaluation of the Polyvictimization Initiative at the Queens Family Justice Center. Urban Institute, 97 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract From January 2018 to March 2019, the Urban Institute evaluated the Polyvictimization Initiative at the Queens Family Justice Center (QFJC) by request of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (Mayor’s Fund). The initiative aimed to improve service delivery for polyvictim clients as part of a demonstration grant from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), called “A Pathway to Justice, Healing and Hope: Addressing Polyvictimization in a Family Justice Center Setting Demonstration Initiative.” The nationwide initiative’s goal was to develop a polyvictimization assessment tool (PAT) and service delivery model for Family Justice Centers (FJCs) or similar co-located victim services. As the program evolved, stakeholders also determined that a polyvictimization screening tool (PST) would be useful to improve service delivery and address polyvictims’ needs...Urban conducted a mixed methods process evaluation of the PAT’s development and implementation in the Queens Family Justice Center. A review of program materials, stakeholder interviews and surveys, observations of program operations, and analyses of PST/PAT and client data informed the evaluation, which assessed (1) the development of the PST/PAT, (2) the implementation of the PST/PAT, and (3) the validity of the PST/PAT. In addition to an examination of how the PST and PAT were developed and implemented at QFJC, this report presents findings on the tools’ impact on service providers and service provision for clients with complex, long-term needs for trauma-informed services owing to experiences of polyvictimization. Specifically, this report aims to provide readers (1) an overview of the literature on topics related to polyvictimization, victimization screening and intervention, and Family Justice Centers; (2) an in-depth examination of the development and implementation of the PST/PAT through the eyes of staff, participants, and other key stakeholders; (3) evaluation findings that assess the validity of the PST/PAT; and (4) recommendations to promote best practices and address barriers to success. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Urban Institute en_US
dc.subject Process Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Poly-victimization en_US
dc.subject Polyvictimization en_US
dc.subject Family Justice Center en_US
dc.subject Co-located Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Screening en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Training for Service Providers en_US
dc.subject Multitype Victimization en_US
dc.subject Complex Trauma en_US
dc.subject Trauma-informed en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Exposure to Violence en_US
dc.subject Adverse Childhood Experiences en_US
dc.subject One Stop en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.title Evaluation of the Polyvictimization Initiative at the Queens Family Justice Center en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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