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Culturally Specific Services Program Latest Summary Data Report

Summary data reports illustrate aggregate grant-funded accomplishments for each six-month reporting period. Download the January - June 2018 PDF here.

From January – June 2018, CSSP grantees served 2,607 victims. Sixty-nine percent presented as victims of domestic/dating violence. Fifteen percent received assistance with immigration matters.

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CULTURALLY SPECIFIC SERVICES PROGRAM

Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program

January – June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) creates a unique opportunity for culturally specific community-based organizations to address the critical needs of victims of domestic/sexual violence in a manner that affirms a victim’s culture and effectively addresses language and communication barriers. Grantees may either be a culturally specific community-based program with existing expertise in serving victims of domestic/sexual violence, or a culturally specific community-based program that partners with another organization with expertise in serving victims of domestic/sexual violence.[1][2]

  • 51 grantees reported this period.

[1] This report contains selected data submitted by CSSP grantees on a semi-annual progress report.
[2] Throughout this document, the sum of percentages may not equal 100 due to rounding.
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VICTIM SERVICES

CSSP grantees provided comprehensive, culturally competent services to 2,607 victims of domestic/sexual violence.

  • 48 grantees used funds for victim services (94% of all grantees reporting).
Victims seeking services[3]
Victims Total Percentage
Served 2,452 93%
Partially served 155 6%
Not served 38 1%
Total seeking services 2,645 100%

[3] Percentages are based on victims seeking services.

Services provided to victims:

  • Counseling services/support groups were provided to 1,444 (55% of all victims receiving services);
  • Victim advocacy was provided to 1,410 (54%) victims;
  • Crisis intervention was provided to 1,221 (47%) victims;
  • Language services were provided to 676 (26%) victims;
  • Material assistance was provided to 655 (25%) victims;
  • Civil legal advocacy/court accompaniment was provided to 650 (25%) victims;
  • Financial counseling was provided to 618 (24%) victims;
  • Employment counseling was provided to 595 (23%) victims;
  • Transportation was provided to 585 (22%) victims;
  • Hospital/clinic/other medical response was provided to 207 (8%) victims;
  • Criminal justice advocacy/court accompaniment was provided to 150 (6%) victims;
  • Civil legal assistance was provided to 115 (4%) victims; and
  • Job training was provided to 89 (3%) victims.

Immigration matters

387 victims received assistance with:

  • U visa: 134 (5% of all victims receiving services)
  • VAWA self-petition: 57 (2%)
  • Work authorization: 38 (1%)
  • Cancellation of removal: 3 (<1%)
  • T visa: 3 (<1%)
  • Other immigration matters:[4] 153 (6%)

[4] 751 waiver, Adjustment of status, applying for citizenship, asylum, battered spouse waiver, conditional residency, DACA, family reunification, family visa, green card, H-4, K-1, LPR, L-2, motions, and SSI.

Other services provided to victims:

  • Hotline calls received from victims: 2,424
  • Walk-in requests: 317
  • Web-based requests: 50
  • Outreach to victims: 541

Victims served or partially served by type of victimization:

  • Domestic/dating violence: 1,793 (69% of all victims receiving services)
  • Sexual assault: 763 (29%)
  • Stalking: 51 (2%)
Demographics of victims served
Race/ethnicity[5][6] Total % of those receiving services
Hispanic or Latino 1,066 46%
Asian 694 30%
Black or African American 483 21%
White 64 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 25 1%
 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 14 1%
Gender[5] Total % of those receiving services
Female 2,474 96%
Male 91 4%
Age[5] Total % of those receiving services
13-17 63 3%
18-24 385 16%
25-59 1,592 67%
60+ 236 10%
Other demographics[7] Total % of those receiving services
Immigrants/refugees/asylum seekers 1,566 60%
Limited English proficiency 1,410 54%
Rural 215 8%
Disabilities 63 2%
D/deaf or hard of hearing 9 <1%

[5] Percentages are based on victims receiving services for whom this information was known.

[6] Some victims may identify with more than one race/ethnicity, so the total number reported in race/ethnicity may be higher than the total number of victims served.

[7] Because victims may be represented in more than one of these categories, or not at all, the total for this category may be higher or lower than the total number of victims served.

 

Victims’ relationship to offender[8]
Domestic violence/dating violence Total % of those receiving services
Spouse/intimate partner 1,544 84%
Dating relationship 221 12%
Other family/household member 73 4%
Sexual assault Total % of those receiving services
Spouse/intimate partner 237 38%
Stranger 125 20%
Acquaintance 115 18%
Other family/household member 80 13%
Dating relationship 71 11%
Stalking Total % of those receiving services
Spouse/intimate partner 39 64%
Acquaintance 13 21%
Stranger 5 8%
Dating relationship member 2 3%
Other family/household 2 3%

[8] Victims may have been abused by more than one offender and/or may have experienced more than one type of victimization, so the total for each victimization category may be higher than the total number of victims served in each of those categories. Percentages presented here are based on the total number of known relationships in each victimization category.

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TRAINING

Grantees provide training for professionals to develop an effective coordinated community response to violence, improve their response to victims, and increase offender accountability.

  • 37 grantees used funds for training (73% of all grantees reporting).
  • 4,647 professionals attended 282 events.

[Chart omitted: Types of professionals most frequently trained.]

Topics on which the most grantees provided training:

  • Cultural issues (sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking);
  • Domestic violence overview, dynamics, and services;
  • Issues specific to victims who have limited English proficiency;
  • Barriers in accessing support services;
  • Issues specific to victims who are immigrants, refugees, or asylum seekers;
  • Advocate response;
  • Confidentiality;
  • Immigration issues (sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking);
  • Working with victims with limited English proficiency (sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking);
  • Community engagement; and
  • Safety planning for victims.

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Grantees provide general information to the community, highlighting culturally specific issues and resources, to increase awareness of domestic/sexual violence.

  • 37 grantees used funds for education (73% of all grantees reporting).
  • 18,047 people attended 859 events.

[Chart omitted: Types of people most frequently educated.]

Topics on which the most grantees provided education:

  • Domestic violence overview, dynamics, and services;
  • Barriers to accessing support services;
  • Cultural issues;
  • Issues specific to victims who have limited English proficiency;
  • Issues specific to victims who are immigrants, refugees, or asylum seekers;
  • Culturally and linguistically specific programs;
  • Dating violence overview, dynamics, and services;
  • Immigration issues;
  • Safety planning for victims; and
  • Sexual assault overview, dynamics, and services.

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STAFF

Grant-funded staff provide victim services, training, outreach, and community education to increase victim safety and offender accountability.

  • 50 grantees used funds for staff (98% of all grantees reporting).
  • 85.41 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff were funded this period.
Funded staff positions FTEs % of all funded staff
Victim advocate 17.71 21%
Program coordinator 16.23 19%
Outreach worker 12.37 14%
Administrator 11.66 14%
Counselor 8.33 10%
Trainer/educator 7.41 9%
Support staff 3.63 4%
Legal advocate 2.37 3%
Attorney 1.49 2%
Child care professional 1.35 2%
Translator/interpreter 0.97 1%
Paralegal 0.69 1%

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