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NCJ Number: 155979 Find in a Library
Title: DART: Domestic Assault Review Team (Huron County): A New Coordinated Approach to Domestic Violence
Journal: Gazette  Volume:57  Issue:7  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:16-19
Author(s): M Hansen; R N Morris; B E Baldwin
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The Domestic Assault Review Team (DART) for Huron County, Ontario (Canada), is a committee of agencies that collectively reviews domestic assault cases and monitors the intervention response of agencies.
Abstract: DART includes representatives of the Crown Attorney, probation services, a women's shelter, police agencies, and other community organizations involved in addressing domestic assault. Among DART's goals are to ensure that abusers are held accountable and that victims are protected and assisted; advocate for improvement in services for victims and their children, as well as offenders; coordinate interagency information flow; achieve effective communication among participating agencies; establish and monitor a domestic abuse case review process; and conduct relevant research. In addition to the review process that is ongoing, DART has examined various issues, some of which include the registration of restraining orders, the development of a consistent definition of "reasonable and probable grounds" for making an arrest in a domestic assault case, and the development of a card that lists existing services for domestic- violence victims to be issued by police to victims. Thus far, DART has proven to be an asset not only to the domestic-assault victims, but to the police and the community.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Domestic assault prevention; Foreign police; Interagency cooperation; Police policies and procedures
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