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NCJ Number: 158014 Find in a Library
Title: Proposed Minimum Standards for Batterers' Treatment in Florida
Corporate Author: Florida Cmssn on Minimum Standards for Batters' Treatment
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Cmssn on Minimum Standards for Batters' Treatment
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Sale Source: Florida Cmssn on Minimum Standards for Batters' Treatment
The Capital
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A commission established by the Florida legislature proposed minimum State standards for the treatment of perpetrators of domestic assault, based on the view that intervention with batterers is crucial to stopping the cycle of violence in the home and preventing its recurrence.
Abstract: The commission consisted of victim advocates, providers of batterers' intervention programs, criminal justice system representatives, and representatives of the military. It gathered from national experts, a review of other States' actions, and public meetings. The standards focus mainly on victim safety and the safety of affected children. The standards also reflect the view that violence is a choice made by perpetrators, who must be held accountable for their actions and must be taught how to change their violent behavior. The standards also propose that the State certify the programs and personnel who provide intervention services to batterers. The 15 sections of the standards cover the purpose, definitions, policies, criteria for intervention, appropriate and inappropriate intervention approaches, system procedures, conflicts of interests, assessments, program content, personnel credentials, and program monitoring and evaluation requirements. Footnotes, appended flow chart and text of legislation, and 2 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Corrections standards; Domestic assault; Mental health services; Spouse abuse treatment programs
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