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NCJ Number: 155184 Find in a Library
Title: Coordinated Approach to Reducing Family Violence: Conference Highlights
Series: NIJ Research Report
Author(s): M B Witwer; C A Crawford
Corporate Author: American Medical Assoc
Publishing Operation Division
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: American Medical Assoc
Chicago, IL 60610
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the highlights of a conference designed to foster a collaborative approach to family violence between the health, justice, and social services communities.
Abstract: A review of conference discussions on professional collaboration in addressing domestic violence focuses on the roles of health and justice professionals, the identification of abuse, victim safety, victim needs, multiple victims, and victims and the legal system. An overview of the discussions of professional education encompasses interdisciplinary communication, sensitivity training, and victimization issues. Recommendations presented in this report were consolidated from work group deliberations in the areas of assessment, interventions, media, prevention, and professional education. The recommendations represent the views of conference participants and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, the empowerment of victims, perpetrator accountability, violence prevention, and the strengthening of families and communities. One of the core recommendations is that researchers and practitioners in health, justice, and social service systems share information and work cooperatively at the local level. Another central recommendation is that approaches to assessment, prevention, and intervention should be adjusted to meet the complex needs of families in which violence and abuse occur. Appended supplementary information that includes discussions of the impact of domestic violence on children, the Family Violence Research Program, and a listing of organizations involved in conference planning
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Criminology; Domestic assault; Domestic assault prevention; Interagency cooperation; Police policies and procedures
Note: Highlights of the National Conference on Family Violence: Health and Justice, held in March 1994.
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