Intimate Partner Violence in Omaha
While the greater Omaha area has an extensive network of service providers addressing the needs of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) survivors and has made great strides to increase collaboration and outreach, opportunities exist to enhance service delivery, according to a report released Nov. 4, 2010.
The “Intimate Partner Violence in Omaha” study was conducted by Wilder Research of St. Paul, Minn., on behalf of the Women’s Fund of Omaha in partnership with the Lozier Foundation. Researchers conducted interviews with service providers, held focus groups with survivors and reviewed literature to gather information on survivor needs and available services in Omaha. Based on this research, they came up with three key themes:
- A comprehensive set of services is available for survivors in Omaha, although some gaps exist.
- Service providers generally collaborate well with one another, although there are opportunities to enhance these partnerships and streamline services.
- The prevention of intimate partner violence is being addressed by the community to varying degrees, but more can be done, especially with regard to educating children.
Opportunities to enhance service delivery include addressing current service gaps, enhancing outreach and service coordination, and further addressing prevention efforts.