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Domestic Violence Response Teams: Implementation of a Police-Advocate Partnership

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“Leadership is really important in helping different groups to recognize collaboration can be beneficial.”

Dr. Laura Johnson

In this episode, our guest Dr. Laura Johnson describes the domestic violence response team program, which is a collaborative partnership between domestic violence organizations and law enforcement. Findings from her research project examining factors that contribute to police officer support for a police-advocate partnership intervention are discussed, and the implications for social work practice and policy pertaining to the implementation of interagency collaborative interventions are summarized.

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Temple University. She holds a PhD and MSW in social work from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to joining Temple, she worked at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers School of Social Work for over eight years, where she served on the senior leadership team and conducted research and evaluation related to the prevention and intervention of violence against women.The goal of Laura’s research is to support the mental and physical health of survivors of interpersonal violence, as well as their safety and empowerment, through the development and adaptation of measures and interventions. She is also interested in community-based evaluations, and research focused on intervention implementation and strengthening interagency collaborations.

Interviewer: Nadine “Shaanta” Murshid, PhD

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