Collaborating with police departments: Recruitment in the Oklahoma lethality assessment (OK-LA) study

Jill Theresa Messing, Andrea Cimino, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Sheryll Brown, Beverly Patchell, Janet Sullivan Wilson

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In a study to evaluate a collaborative police and social service intervention, researchers asked police officers to recruit intimate partner violence victims at the scene of domestic violence incidents. This article reviews the process of building successful partnerships with police departments as well as the strategies developed with collaborating police departments to create successful recruitment methods and enhance officer and department engagement with recruitment procedures. Over a period of 298 days, 800 victims were referred to the research study. Of these referrals, we were unable to contact 41.3%; of those contacted (n = 471), we conducted interv iews with 67.73%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-176
Number of pages14
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • intervention
  • intimate partner violence
  • recruitment
  • victims

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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