Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts

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Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts

Testing the Effects of New York's Domestic Violence Courts

By Amanda Cissner, Melissa Labriola and Michael Rempel

This impact evaluation of 24 New York domestic violence courts found reduced re-arrests among convicted offenders. The courts that prioritized deterring recidivism, sanctioning noncompliant offenders, and addressing victims' safety and service needs had a greater impact on re-arrest than other courts.

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