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NCJ Number: 113169 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Prosecution Protocol
Corporate Author: San Francisco District Attorney's Office
Family Violence Project
United States of America

Coalition for Justice for Battered Women of San Francisco
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Coalition for Justice for Battered Women of San Francisco

National Institute of Justice/
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San Francisco District Attorney's Office
San Francisco, CA 94110
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This protocol provides guidelines for the prosecution of misdemeanor domestic violence cases by the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.
Abstract: Following a definition of domestic violence, criteria for charging are presented; and evidence collection (written statements, drop statements, photographs) is discussed. Disposition recommendations cover incarceration, counseling and other treatments, and pretrial diversion, including assessment of case suitability for diversion. Cases appropriate for dismissal are characterized. Services offered by the Domestic Violence Project are described, including evidence collection, victim/witness court preparation, investigative workups, victim options counseling, and preparation of stay-away orders. An information sheet for domestic violence victims describes information required by the District Attorney, possible options and outcomes, and application procedures for stay-away and restraining orders. Forms for use with the protocol are provided.
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): California; Prosecution; Victim services; Victim-witness programs
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