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Civil Protection Order Enforcement - Presentation to NIJ and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice - Interview With Dr. Logan and Dr. Faragher

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October 2009
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This is the video and transcript of an interview with two speakers at a seminar, following their presentations on a collaborative Kentucky-based study of the cost-effectiveness of civil protection orders (CPOs) in domestic violence cases in rural and urban areas of the State.
The presenters note the overall study conclusion that protective orders improve the psychological and physical victimization of domestic-violence victims. In summing up the findings of the study, the principal researcher notes that for every dollar spent on the CPO intervention, $30.75 was avoided in cost to society, including the cost in quality of life for the victim. At baseline, the rural women victims had much higher levels of fear across every kind of fear domain compared to urban victims. Although the fear had subsided for rural victims at follow-up under the CPO, the fear was still higher among rural women. The study also identified the importance of collaboration among judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies in the process of securing and enforcing CPOs.

Date Published: October 1, 2009