- May/June 2001
- Vol. 2, No. 3
Six Communities Funded to Focus on Battered Women and Their Children
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Justice have funded demonstration projects in six communities focused on collaborative interventions for battered women and their children.
The projects will implement guidelines published by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) in Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: Guidelines for Policy and Practice, also known as the Greenbook. Along with funding, Greenbook demonstration sites will receive technical assistance and participate in a national evaluation. The Federal agencies plan to fund the project for at least 3 years and up to 5 years.
Communities must collaborate with local domestic violence service and advocacy providers, public child welfare agencies, and the juvenile, dependency, or family courts.
The Greenbook demonstration site grants were awarded to El Paso County, Colorado; Grafton County, New Hampshire; Lane County, Oregon; San Francisco; Santa Clara County, California; and St. Louis County, Missouri.
For copies of the NCJFCJ guidelines, Effective Interventions in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment: Guidelines for Policy and Practice, call NCJFCJ at 775-784-6012.