A coordinated community response to intimate partner violence on the college campus

Kristy Holtfreter, Jennifer Boyd

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Recent statistics indicate that intimate partner violence is magnified on college campuses. In the university setting, victims of intimate partner violence may encounter numerous agencies (e.g., campus police, local courts, victim advocates) following reporting of victimization. The need for a coordinated community response to intimate partner violence of college students has been emphasized in recent years, yet little research has been conducted. This qualitative, exploratory study examines perceptions of 15 service providers in a recently implemented, campus-based, coordinated community response. Narrative data from semistructured interviews indicate that service providers are generally satisfied with the current response, but report a need for increased training and resources. Implications for future research, education, and public policy are discussed. The authors would like to thank Merry Morash and the anonymous reviewers of Victims & Offenders for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this manuscript.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-157
Number of pages17
JournalVictims and Offenders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • College campuses
  • Coordinated community response
  • Dating violence
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Service providers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law


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