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NCJ Number: 164499 Find in a Library
Title: Developing a Coordinated Response to Domestic Violence
Author(s): J Travis
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) participated in a 1995 workshop that addressed the problem of domestic violence where he discussed U.S. initiatives to deal with domestic violence.
Abstract: He viewed domestic violence as a criminal act, one that warrants a strong response from the criminal justice system and a strong condemnation from society. The Director also indicated most domestic violence incidents are part of a series of criminal events that include low level assault and that often build up to serious assault and homicide. He discussed various forms and characteristics of domestic violence and cited statistics to illustrate the seriousness of such violence. Responses to domestic violence were considered, particularly prosecutor use of domestic violence specialist units, domestic violence courts, victim assistance programs, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, and the Violence Against Women Act. The Violence Against Women Act substantially increased Federal resources for police, prosecution, prevention, and victim services. The NIJ Director also explored the development of education and training programs by communities to improve criminal justice responses to domestic violence.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Domestic assault prevention; Female victims; Victim services; Violence prevention; Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act
Note: Presented at the Ninth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, May 5, 1995
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