Analysis of Shelter Utilization by Victims of Domestic Violence
|C. George, CURL Research Asst. Professor|
|M. Lundy, School of Social Work|
|G. Lopez, CURL|
|S. Crabtree-Nelson, Graduate Fellow|
|H. Hernandez, Undergraduate Fellow|
|M. Siwa, Undergraduate Fellow|
|V. Torres, Undergraduate Fellow|
|L. Landis, Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence|
|House of Good Shepherd|
Funded by the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority Loyola researchers in collaboration with the City of Chicago Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence (MODV) are studying the dynamics of shelter utilization and how it relates to the process of and readiness for change among women who are victims of domestic violence.
Anticipated Outcome: The findings of this research will be utilized by the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority, the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Mayor's Office on Domestic Violence (MODV) to improve service planning and to identify underserved groups. It will also help to identify housing needs of victims as well. Additionally, it will enable us to better understand the process of change and points at which intervention may be especially effective.