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Evaluation of Project PASS Philadelphia Alternative Sentencing System

  • Description: This study describes the development, implementation, and services delivered for an experimental program that provided intensive probation supervision, extended batterer counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, and enhanced victim services to domestic violence cases.

    Goal: to evaluate a specialized sentencing system for domestic violence cases in the Philadelphia courts.

    Principal Investigator: Edward Gondolf

    Source of funding: William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA via Philadelphia Domestic Violence Coalition, Philadelphia, PA
    Type of Study: Evaluation Research
    Effort: 12%
    Contract length: 1 year
    Period: February 1994 to February 1995
    Total Amount: $12,500 services/plus $2,000 clerical/plus travel expenses (no benefits)