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NCJ Number: 221761 Find in a Library
Title: Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice
Author(s): Susan Schechter; Jeffrey L. Edleson
Date Published: June 1999
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, CA 94022
Johnson Foundation
Racine, WI 53403
Minnesota Ctr Against Violence & Abuse (MINCAVA)
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
Grant Number: 98-VF-GX-K002;90-XA-00031-01;90-CA-1627
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

Minnesota Ctr Against Violence & Abuse (MINCAVA)
School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
105 Peters Hall, 1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a summary of the principles and recommendations developed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Advisory Committee for the Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice.
Abstract: The Advisory Committee was tasked, with support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes and U.A. Department of Health and Human Services, with offering a more comprehensive set of responses to eliminate or decrease the enormous risks that individual battered mothers, caseworkers, and judges must take on behalf of children. Effective Intervention focuses on three primary systems: the child protection system, the network of community-based domestic violence programs, and the juvenile or other trial courts having jurisdiction over child maltreatment cases. Principles and recommendations were developed by an Advisory Committee, under the direction of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges for Effective Intervention and should be used by leaders of communities and institutions as a context-setting tool to develop public policy aimed at keeping families safe and stable. The foundation principles and recommendations summarized in this paper include: (1) collaboration for the safety, well-being, and stability of children and families; (2) expansion and reallocation of resources to create safety, well-being, and stability; (3) respect and dignity for all people coming before agencies and courts; (4) commitment to building internal capacity to respond effectively to families experiencing domestic violence and child maltreatment; (5) fact-finding and confidentiality; and (6) development of information gathering and evaluation systems to determine the intended and unintended outcomes of collaborative efforts. Additional principles and recommendations are presented in the areas of a guiding framework, child protection system, domestic violence services for families, and courts.
Main Term(s): Family intervention programs; Victim services
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Crisis intervention; Domestic assault; Efficiency; Intervention; OVC grant-related documents; Policy; Victim program evaluation
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