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Title: Confronting Violence Against Women: A Community Action Approach
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

American Prosecutors Research Institute
United States of America
Project Director: J Knobe
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

American Prosecutors Research Institute
99 Canal Center. Plaza
Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The scope and severity of violence against women and the effect of such violence on the criminal justice and social service systems and on families and society require the development of effective solutions that involve prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, courts, social service professionals, victim advocates, and allied professionals.
Abstract: Coordinated violence prevention efforts promote the effective management of cases dealing with violence against women by providing mechanisms for improving communication between criminal justice and other involved agencies, establishing specific protocols for responding to these cases, and educating the community on the complex issues related to violent incidents. A coordinated response acknowledges the complex dynamics of violence against women, honors the different goals and mandates of criminal justice and social service professionals, and seeks safety and restoration for victims while also mandating accountability for batterers. One approach to coordinated community intervention involves the Coordinating Council. Guidelines are offered on how to develop, implement, and evaluate a Coordinating Council and on how to set priorities. Specific attention is paid to defining the Coordinating Council's membership, establishing the organizational and operational structure of the Coordinating Council, developing goals and a strategic action plan, and identifying funding sources and marketing approaches. Activities are suggested that have been effectively employed by existing Coordinating Councils, and contact information is provided. Appendixes offer tools for strategizing, assessing, and planning. 37 references
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Community crime prevention programs; Domestic assault prevention; Female victims; Interagency cooperation; Program design; Program evaluation; Program financing; Program implementation; Program planning; Violence prevention; Violent men
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