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Assessing the Needs of Basic Domestic Violence Service Providers and Shelters  

Author:  Douglas L.  Yearwood, M.S..

Source: Volume 15, Number 04, April/May 2010 , pp.49-52(4)

Domestic Violence Report

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The primary mandate or mission of the Crime Victims’ Services Committee of the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission is to advocate for victims by promoting the development of effective programs that improve the response of human service professionals and the criminal justice system to crime victims. This article presents the findings of a statewide survey which was administered to those agencies in North Carolina which provide basic services for victims of domestic violence. The results of this study or needs assessment will enhance the work of this committee by providing it with current data, and with critical and timely input from local practitioners, who work in both rural and urban areas, the identification of needs or gaps in services as well as emerging ideas for the future.

Keywords: Percentage of Respondents Expressing Either “Some Need” or “Great Need” by System Attribute or Critical Issue (Table)

Affiliations:  1: North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center.

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