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Domestic and Sexual Violence in North Dakota A Compilation and Analysis of Data Compiled by Minot State University s Rural Crime and Justice Center Dr Gary Rabe Director Cathy Anderson Graduate Research Assistant Tyler McKinna Research Associate Chad Carr Research Associate Rebecca Ruzicka Research Associate And The ND Council on Abused Women s Services Janelle Moos M S State Plan and DELTA Project Director Karen Van Fossan M A Consultant June 2004 This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U17 CCU822255 01 Announcement 02125 Violence Against Women Planning and Implementation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and the ND Department of Health Division of Injury Prevention and Control Its contents are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official view of the CDC For additional copies contact NDCAWS at 418 East Rosser Avenue Suite 320 Bismarck ND 58501 701 or 888 255 6240 701 255 1904 Fax www ndcaws org Domestic and Sexual Violence in North Dakota 1 Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Vision Overview Background and Purpose Limitations Section One North Dakota Council on Abused Women s Services NDCAWS Batterers Treatment Lutheran Social Services Badlands Human Service Center Northwest Human Service Center Community Violence Intervention Center North Dakota Supreme Court Section Two Victim Services Coalition Against Sexual Assault in North Dakota CASAND North Dakota Victim Assistance Association College Students Sexual Assault Violence and Stalking among North Dakota College Students Children and Youth Children s Advocacy Center Child Abuse Clinic North Dakota Kids Count Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Criminal Justice North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Bureau of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory Division of the Office of the Attorney General North Dakota Department of Health and North Dakota Department of Human Services Behavior Risk Factors Surveillance System Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System Division of Emergency Health Services Division of Children and Family Services Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Aging Services Division Federal Grant Programs Family Violence Prevention and Services Rape Prevention and Education STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Conclusion Appendix Service Area Map for Member Programs of NDCAWS and CASAND 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 19 21 24 26 27 30 35 36 37 40 42 43 47 48 50 51 54 57 58 60 65 70 71 75 79 80 82 83 87 88 90 93 95 96 96 Domestic and Sexual Violence in North Dakota 2 Introduction Vision The North Dakota Council on Abused Women s Services in collaboration with the Rural Crime and Justice Center and the Injury Prevention Division of the North Dakota Department of Health offers this document as a means to end domestic and sexual violence in North Dakota This vision is both broad and specific By piecing together data from discrete sources perhaps a comprehensive picture of domestic and sexual violence can be gained The intention is to compile data from numerous sources such as law enforcement hospitals treatment centers state agencies federal programs and victim service providers and thus to gain broader understanding of the contexts circumstances and trends that relate to domestic sexual violence and ultimately violence prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC suggest that data can show us how an injury problem changes over time alert us to troubling trends with that type of injury and let us know what impact prevention programs are having 1 According to the CDC The lack of consistent information about the number of women affected by violence limits our ability to respond to the problem in several ways It limits our ability to gauge the magnitude of violence against women It limits our ability to identify those groups at highest risk who might benefit from focused intervention or increased services It limits our ability to monitor changes in the incidence and prevalence of violence against women over time This in turn limits our ability to monitor the effectiveness of violence prevention and intervention activities 2 As such this document exists as a centralized reference and sourcebook that contains all recent available data relevant to domestic and sexual violence in North Dakota a baseline and framework providing a format for similar projects in the future and for further collaboration on data collection efforts a means to assess areas of growth and need in terms of violence prevention response and data collection 1 Saltzman L Fanslow J McMahon P Shelley G 1999 Intimate partner violence surveillance Uniform definitions and recommended data elements Atlanta GA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 Ibid Domestic and Sexual Violence in North Dakota 3 an agent of change that increases the understanding of domestic and sexual violence thus inspiring policy making program evaluation and the further development of a coordinated response Overview The report is divided into two complementary sections Both sections include information about participating agencies and about the database each agency maintains The two sections differ only in their approach to the data Section One offers data analysis The authors present a descriptive analysis based on raw data allowing comparison between and among variables such as offender characteristics injury to victims arrest and provision of services Section Two however offers results All data analysis has already been conducted by each respective agency the authors of this report provide no further analysis Background and Purpose In 2001 a multi disciplinary committee began to draft the North Dakota State Plan This project arose through a partnership between the North Dakota Council on Abused Women s Services and the North Dakota Department of Health Funding was provided by a Violence Against Women planning grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Over the course of a year and a half the multi disciplinary committee completed a draft of the State Plan The purpose was to effect an integrated coordinated continuum of response to domestic violence and sexual assault with the vision of creating a safe state Through the planning process priorities were identified as part of the State Plan Priority 1 Strengthen and promote awareness of services and advocacy among professionals


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