On July 20, 2021, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Law Enforcement Webinar Series presented a webinar entitled “The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention’s Impact on Kingston Offenders and Victims”.
The Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) is a violence reduction strategy created by the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC). IPVI is a victim-centered strategy focused on stopping offender behavior through a coalition of public safety partners that include law enforcement, victim advocates, social service providers, and the community. Through this partnership, low-level intimate partner violence (IPV) are messaged to early on to deter further offending. As necessary, the most dangerous offenders receive elevated messaging that may include sanctions to stop their behavior.
The City of Kingston has implemented IPVI in 2017. As a result of this implementation, Kingston experienced a significant reduction in IPV offending. During this webinar, participants learned how NNSC analyzed data from Kingston to accurately assess IPV recidivism rates. Participants saw the Kingston recidivism rates declined over a span of time. Finally, victim advocates from the Crime Victims Assistance Program shared their perspectives on how this strategy has positively enhanced service provision and victim safety.
The presenters for this webinar were:
Alexis Acevedo, Data Analyst, National Network for Safe Communities
Fatma Zahra, Associate Director, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention at the National Network for Safe Communities
Rachel Teicher, Director, Intimate Partner Violence Intervention (IPVI) at the National Network for Safe Communities
Sharon Lyons, Supervisor, Ulster County Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).
Darlene Higley, Senior Crime Victim Counselor, Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP)
View the recording of the webinar HERE.