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A New Nonmandated Program for People Who Cause Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from an Implementation Assessment in New York City

General Material
Published Date
January, 2024

In 2020, the New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity, the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV), and the Human Resources Administration funded the Urban Institute to conduct an implementation assessment of the Respect and Responsibility (R&R) demonstration project, a free nonmandated program for people who cause intimate partner violence (IPV). The R&R program “includes a multi-week intervention and individualized assessments, case management, counseling, and other supportive services,” and is delivered by three program providers: Urban Resource Institute, STEPS to End Family Violence at Rising Ground, and the RISE Project at the Center for Justice Innovation. Urban’s goals were to (1) establish a foundation for evaluating the R&R program, (2) assess the curriculum’s development, and (3) assess how program providers implement the program.

This report advances the third goal and summarizes findings as they relate to the implementation assessment. This report (1) delves into literature describing the state of IPV interventions for people who cause harm and the need for nonmandated interventions, (2) describes the R&R program’s background, (3) illustrates the methods Urban used to conduct its assessment, (4) shares findings from the research, and (5) concludes with discussions and recommendations for future R&R programs.