The Victim-Informed Prosecution Project (VIP) was designed to amplify the voice of the victim in the prosecution of a battering current or ex-partner through collaboration between the prosecution and victim-centered agencies. This article describes the rationale for and design and implementation of VIP and then explores whether it increased perceived voice. While some VIP services (advocacy and civil protection order representation) were associated with increased perceived voice, the program as a whole was associated with it only in the context of greater contact with prosecutors, when cases were more likely to be felonies. The authors make specific recommendations for applying this model.
15 Violence Against Women 1227-1247 (2009)
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Cattaneo, Lauren Bennett; Goodman, Lisa A.; Epstein, Deborah; Kohn, Laurie S.; and Zanville, Holly A., "The Victim-Informed Prosecution Project: A Quasi-Experimental Test of a Collaborative Model for Cases of Intimate Partner Violence" (2009). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1361.