research & ADVOCACY

The Intra-Familial Homicide Initiative, funded by a grant awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, works to improve Philadelphia’s systemic responses for families of homicide victims. The IFH initiative is one of seven sites nationally serving as a model for newly developed protocols, materials, and best practices responding to complex homicides. The IFH team works to improve service provision across the City in the following ways:

  • Conducting survivor-centered research with survivors of IFH and service providers to identify gaps and best practices;
  • Increasing collaboration and coordination of services across city and community agencies including the Medical Examiner’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Homicide Unit, Victim Service Agencies, and more;
  • Coordinating training from local and national experts for multi-disciplinary providers on issues related to homicide and survivors, and evidence-based practices for service provision;
  • Developing, purchasing, and disseminating resources that provide families in the aftermath of homicide with the information they need.

To learn more about our research process, review the documents below:

Homicide Task Force overview
Intra-Familial Homicide Initiative Overview
Intra-Familial Homicide Literature Review
Intra-Familial Homicide Survivor Consent Form
Intra-Familial Homicide Survivor Facesheet
Intra-Familial Homicide Interview Follow-up
Intra-Familial Homicide Interview Debrief Script
Intra-Familial Homicide Survivor Outreach
Intra-Familial Homicide Survivor Quantitative Survey
Intra-Familial Homicide Survivor Semi-Structured Interview
Task Force Baseline Questions