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NCJ Number: NCJ 184562     Find in a Library
Title: Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence; Opening Celebration: Barbara Hart
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Ann Rosewater ; Richard A. Devine ; Karen Schuler ; Barbara Hart
Corporate Author: Vickii Coffey & Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 08/1999
Page Count: 34
  Annotation: In this "Opening Celebration," conference speakers review the progress that has been made in countering domestic violence over the last 30 years; they also identify issues to be addressed in the future.
Abstract: The movement against domestic violence has been fueled by efforts to involve all those institutions, organizations, and professionals that are strategically important in preventing and responding effectively to domestic violence. This includes the criminal justice system, social service agencies, the health care system, and grassroots advocacy and victim-service groups. Advances have been made in combating domestic violence because leaders from these groups have worked together to develop policies and procedures that reflect research findings on what is most effective in preventing and responding to domestic violence. Barbara Hart, a victim of domestic violence and a leader in the movement against it, reflects on the lessons that she and the movement have learned in the first 25 years of the movement. The primary lesson she identifies is that change occurs when caring people act to cooperate in supporting and serving victims through insightful individual action and the forming of structures of cooperation that can expand and lend uniformity to victim services. She advises, however, that ethnic cultural differences require that efforts against domestic violence be tailored to the cultural values and perspectives that frame victims' needs and attitudes.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Victim services ; Domestic assault ; Domestic violence causes ; Domestic assault prevention ; NIJ grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-WT-VX-0002
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Proceedings of the Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence
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