Performance Improvement 2009. What Have We Learned about Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment?

01/01/2009

This national, cross-site evaluation assessed whether the Greenbook Initiative succeeded in changing systems to better meet families' needs. The Greenbook Initiative is a multi-agency collaborative demonstration addressing the co-occurring problems of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Through grants to several local communities, the initiative sought to bring about changes in the primary systems — child welfare agencies, family and juvenile courts, and domestic violence service providers — so that parents who were victims of abuse and their children could become safer and more stable. . The study used stakeholder surveys, interviews with caseworkers and other front line workers, case record reviews, focus groups with survivors of domestic violence, and community descriptive information.

Sites undertook major collaborative efforts aimed at improving practices, services, and outcome for children and families. There were changes in practice at work with families and children.

Report Title: The Greenbook Initiative Final Evaluation Report
Agency Sponsor: ASPE-OHSP, Office of Human Services Policy
Federal Contact: Jerry Silverman, 202-690-5654
Performer: Caliber Associates
PIC ID: 8185

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