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NCJ Number: 135681 Find in a Library
Title: North Dakota Model Strategy for a Law Enforcement Response to Family Violence
Corporate Author: North Dakota Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The North Dakota Attorney General's Task Force on Family Violence developed policy guidelines for an interagency response to domestic violence.
Abstract: The goals of the police policy are to reduce family homicides, family assaults, police call-backs, liability risks for police, and injuries to officers. Effective domestic violence crime prevention requires a team effort involving dispatchers, police officers, and investigators. In both arrest and non-arrest situations, the officers will do all they can to help the victim, offender, and children. Supervisors must motivate, train, and direct personnel to perform their jobs in a compassionate and professional manner. Components of model policy guidelines for an interagency response to family violence include a judge's protocol, crisis intervention policy for advocates intervening in domestic violence cases, victim services protocol, treatment policy for mental health professionals, a parole and probation policy, and a protocol for law enforcement response when children are present.
Main Term(s): Family crisis intervention units
Index Term(s): Domestic assault prevention; Interagency cooperation; North Dakota; Police policy development
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