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Awarded Cooperative Agreement to Prevent Violence and Violence-Related Injury

Prevention and Early Intervention for Intimate Partner Violence Among Latino Youth

FOA Number: CE00-074 - Demo Proj Early Interven & Prev Sex Viol & Ipv Among Racial& Ethnic Pop
Project Period: 09/30/00-09/29/05
Application/Grant Number: 1-US4-CE918991-01
Principal Investigator: Lisa Jaycox, Ph.D.
RAND Corporation
1200 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 33303-5050
Phone: 703-413-1100, ext. 5118
Fax: 703-414-4726


The RAND Corporation will evaluate Ending Violence, an innovative prevention and early intervention program that will focus on the legal rights and responsibilities of ninth graders. The program was created and will be implemented by Break the Cycle (BTC), a nonprofit organization in West Los Angeles that seeks to end domestic violence among 12 to 22 year olds. It will be taught by attorneys who will offer attorney-client privilege to students, and will focus on the legal aspects of domestic violence, affording students advice and legal counsel without risking mandated reports as is the case when speaking with counselors, teachers, or police.

The goals of the study are to evaluate BTC’s impact on student attitudes, knowledge, victimization, perpetration, and help seeking; to provide a culturally-competent school- or community-based early intervention/prevention program to promote healthy relationships and to prevent dating, sexual, and intimate partner violence among school-age youth.

Results will help inform BTC of the impact of its curriculum so that improvements can be made if necessary; guide other prevention efforts; and lay the groundwork for disseminating such a program to other parts of the nation.

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