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Assessing Domestic Violence under the Family Violence Option (FVO)

The goal of this project is to create and validate a risk assessment tool to be used with domestic violence victims receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) services.  The specific objectives of this research are: 1) Report on the best practices and policies on how domestic violence is identified and how risk is assessed by other welfare departments across the U.S.; 2) Determine current practices on assessing risk of domestic violence with clients receiving welfare services in New Jersey; and 3) Create, implement, pilot, and train on a new risk assessment tool to be used with welfare clients experiencing domestic violence. The research team is in the process of finalizing the risk assessment tool and the final report for the project.

Phase I Report IA- Assessing Domestic Violence under the Family Violence Option: Detailed Review of State FVO Practices

Phase III Report- Assessing Domestic Violence under the Family Violence Option: Risk Assessment Tool Creation

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