To learn how the police-community partnerships coordinate their activities and improve their responses to calls involving domestic violence, PERF studied a broad sample of local agencies that have such partnerships. This report presents a discussion of the literature, describes project methods used and findings of the mail survey, telephone interviews, and case studies of eleven local law enforcement agencies that had formed police-community partnerships to address domestic violence. It highlights successful strategies, lists barriers to effective police-community partnerships, and offers recommendations for overcoming these barriers, as well as providing strategies that can be replicated by other agencies.
Author: Melissa Reuland, Melissa Schaefer Morabito, Camille Preston, Jason Cheney
Federal Sponsor Agency: COPS