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NCJ Number: 200665 Find in a Library
Title: Culturally Competent Programs: The First Family Violence Program for Aboriginal Men in Prison
Journal: The Prison Journal  Volume:83  Issue:2  Dated:June 2003  Pages:171-190
Author(s): Evelyn Zellerer
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 20
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the first Aboriginal family violence program for inmates within the Federal correctional system in North America.
Abstract: Domestic violence education and treatment should be an integral part of reducing violence against women. Research shows there is little published information concerning domestic violence programs aimed at minority men. The Canadian Federal government made a commitment to address the needs of both victims and offenders of domestic violence, by establishing the Ma Mawi/Stony Mountain Project, the first domestic violence program sensitive to the needs and values of Aboriginal men within the Federal correctional system in North America. A full evaluation of the Ma Mawi/Stony Mountain Project, after it had been in operation for 3 years, indicated that this program was a success because of the collaboration between the institution and the community agency, because Aboriginal peoples believe in the project’s holistic approach focusing on healing rather than punishment, and because the program operated within an overall framework of cultural competence. Culturally competent programming is essential in combating the domestic violence against women conducted by a wide range of minority males. Notes, references
Main Term(s): Aborigines; Domestic relations
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Canada; Canadian Indians; Cross-cultural training; Cultural influences; Socioculture
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