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NCJ Number: 142241 Find in a Library
Title: Integrating Feminist Theory and Practice: The Challenge of the Battered Women's Movement (From Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse, 1988, P 282-298, Kersti Yllo and Michele Bograd, eds. -- See NCJ-142227)
Author(s): E Pence; M Shepard
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter both describes the efforts of Minnesota's Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP) which is designed to work toward institutional change in the criminal justice system and examines several philosophical issues that have emerged from its development.
Abstract: The efforts of DAIP to influence the way the criminal justice system and human service organizations respond to domestic violence have brought about a shift in both policy and practice at each stage of the criminal justice process as well as in the treatment provided by local counseling agencies. Four objectives of the intervention process were implemented to achieve the DAIP goal of protecting battered women by bringing an end to the violence: to bring cases into the courts for resolution and to reduce the screening out of cases; to impose and enforce legal sanctions and to provide rehabilitation services to the assailant; to provide safe emergency housing, education, and legal services for the assaulted women; and to prevent assailants from getting lost in or manipulating the judicial system by coordinating interagency information flow and monitoring each agency's adherence to agreed-upon policies and procedures. Policy changes were implemented in every aspect of the criminal justice and human services systems to achieve these objectives. 22 references
Main Term(s): Battered wives treatment; Research and development
Index Term(s): Domestic assault prevention; Feminism; Minnesota; Shelters for Battered Women
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