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NCJ Number: 148092 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Delaware Criminal Justice Council
United States of America
Project Director: K Correll
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Delaware Criminal Justice Council
Wilmington, DE 19801
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the recommendations and provides the texts of the presentations at a day-long workshop designed to generate ideas from criminal justice practitioners regarding how to reduce violence in Delaware.
Abstract: Workshop topics included legislation dealing with violence, the work of the Domestic Violence Task Force, efforts to address violent offenders in corrections or the community, therapy for perpetrators of violence, the prevention of homicides and violent assaults, conflict resolution and mediation as alternatives to violence, juvenile violence, and sex offender treatment. Priority recommendations included assessment of all sex offenders, increased community counseling and treatment for sex offenders, the development of counseling for perpetrators of domestic assault, the use of input from ex-offenders and their families, and the initiation of a 12-step program called Violence Anonymous. Other measures recommended include a program for first offenders, liaison with the medical community, development of mentoring programs, analysis of trends in homicide data, and expansion of community mediation. Attached background materials and descriptions of treatment and aftercare options.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Delaware; Violence prevention
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