Our Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Programs focus on empowering victims and survivors of abuse through research, evaluation, and community outreach. We collaborate with interdisciplinary research and practice partners to generate new knowledge about the dynamics of abuse and the effectiveness of strategies to provide crisis and long-term recovery services for individuals affected by abuse.
Data and Evaluation Support for the Guilford County Family Justice Center: We collaborate with the FJC and its partners to conduct ongoing program evaluations to identify the impact of the Center on the Guilford County community. This includes an annual professional survey, an annual weeklong census of services provided through the FJC and its partners, and tracking of yearly data that indicate the extent of violence and abuse in the community. Our work has produced an FJC Evaluation Toolkit that is available for use by other communities.
See the Triumph: Based on research with over 1,000 survivors of past intimate partner violence that participated in research done by Christine Murray and her colleague, Allison Crowe of East Carolina University, the See the Triumph campaign aims to end the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence and create supportive resources for survivors. To learn more about See the Triumph, please visit www.seethetriumph.org or connect with the campaign @SeeTheTriumph on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, as well as @TriumphOverAbuse on Instagram.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: This interdisciplinary research group includes Christine Murray, as well as Gwen Hunnicutt of the UNCG Sociology Department, Kristine Lundgren of the UNCG Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Loreen Olson of the UNCG Department of Communication Studies. Visit https://lnolson.wixsite.com/batteredbrainproject to learn more.
Mapping Domestic Violence: To understand geographic trends in domestic violence in Guilford County, Christine Murray partners with UNCG researchers, Rick Bunch in the Department of Geography and Xiaoli Gao in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The team has partnered with local law enforcement agencies and service providers to apply GIS analyses to identify neighborhoods with elevated levels of domestic violence. Find an example of this research by clicking here.