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Title: Domestic Violence Prevention in Ohio Products
Corporate Author: Ohio Dept of Human Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Ohio Dept of Human Services
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Products to assist in preventing domestic violence in Ohio are a model protocol for responding to domestic violence at the local level and guidelines for physicians in identifying and responding to patients abused by their spouses.
Abstract: The intent of the model protocol is to provide Ohio communities a vehicle for reducing the incidence of domestic violence and helping victims avoid abuse. The protocol provides guidelines for various professionals in the criminal justice, civil justice, human services, and medical fields in responding to domestic assault cases. These professionals include the police dispatcher who receives a domestic-assault call, the law enforcement officers who respond to the call, clerks of criminal courts, prosecutors, criminal court judges, the probation department, clerks of civil courts, civil court judges, child protective services, and medical facilities staff. The protocol does not intend to mandate the duties or practices of these professionals, but rather to provide a response model that can be tailored to the circumstances and resources of each community. Suggestions are provided for implementing a model domestic violence protocol. The handbook for physicians provides tools for them to use in helping patients who are victims of domestic violence. The handbook contains information on how to approach women whom a physician suspects of being battered or emotionally abused, clinical guidelines for recognizing abuse, legal considerations, and a list of domestic violence shelters by county.
Main Term(s): Victim services
Index Term(s): Civil proceedings; Court procedures; Criminal proceedings; Domestic assault; Ohio; Physicians role in crime prevention; Police policies and procedures
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