Justice Systems (Criminal, Civil, Juvenile)

Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers

Abstract: 

This guide uses a question-and-answer format to inform victim advocates and service providers of the findings of published research on intimate partner violence (IPV) and their relevance for practice. The first of 13 sections of the guide poses and answers 11 questions pertinent to the issue, “What is intimate partner violence?” The issues addressed include the various behaviors and circumstances that constitute IPV, whether men and women are equally likely to be victims or perpetrators of IPV, and whether women’s use of IPV is different from men’s.The second major section poses and answers 12 questions related to IPV victimization rates, addressing issues of populations at increased risk for IPV, with special attention to women who are separated or divorced, pregnant, disabled, elderly, LGBT, live in rural areas. The guide’s third section poses and answers 19 questions related to the impact of IPV on victims. The fourth section poses and answers 20 questions related to the characteristics of persons who perpetrate IPV.  Other sections of the guide pose and answer questions related to victim characteristics that predict IPV victimization; whether IPV victims seek assistance and services; protective factors and coping skills that mitigate the adverse impact of IPV; the services that are typically available to IPV victims; whether victim services work; health-care providers’ role in responding to IPV; what victim advocates and service providers need to know about the legal system; the features of IPV victim advocacy; and the performance measures advocates should adopt in evaluating the criminal justice response to IPV.  The implications drawn from the research are offered as guidance, not rules of practice. 884 references are provided.

This document is a research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. This report has not been published by the Department. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

For more information, please contact Barbara Hart, JD, barbarha@aol.com

Suggested Citation:  Hart BJ, Klein AF. Practical Implications of Current Intimate Partner Violence Research for Victim Advocates and Service Providers. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Reference Service; January, 2013. NCJ 244348.

Publication Type: 
Report
Publish Date: 
December 31, 2013
Author: 
URL: 
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/244348.pdf

LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility

Abstract: 

Erica King, Policy Associate in the Muskie School of Public Service, was the featured policy advisor for this 3-hour broadcast on November 7, 2012, which is meant to inform and increase awareness of strategies for developing policies and procedures for LGBTI populations. The broadcast highlighted promising practices by providing resources and examples of agencies who are responding to the needs of the LGBTI population in their setting. During this national discussion sponsored and broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections, presenters defined a framework for developing strategies for ensuring the safety, dignity, and respect of LGBTI individuals in corrections settings; identified typical concerns and challenges that arise as agencies address the needs and requirements of LGBTI offenders in corrections settings; identified operational practices that can increase effectiveness of working with LGBTI offenders; and reviewed and discussed effective policy and program development strategies that address LGBTI populations in corrections.

Suggested Citation: LGBTI Populations: Their Safety, Your Responsibility [Satellite/Internet Broadcast] [2 DVDs]. Washington, DC: National Institute of Corrections; November 7,2012.

Publication Type: 
Video
Publish Date: 
November 7, 2012
Author: 
URL: 
http://nicic.gov/library/026763

Advancing the Use of CBT with Justice-Involved Women

Abstract: 

Forensic CBT: A Handbook for Clinical Practice is an edited collection that represents the first authoritative resource on the utilization of Cognigive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies and techniques for offender clients.

Erica King, Policy Associate at the USM Muskie School of Public Services is co-author with Dr. Marilyn Van Dieten on chapter 16 in Part III of the book, Tailoring CBT to Special Forensic Populations, which looks at cognitive behavioral therapy for justice-involved women.  The authors highlight the differential needs of justice-involved women and discuss how to conduct gener-responsive treatment.

The book features contributions from leaders of the major schools of CBT on the treatment of antisocial personality patterns as well as anger, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, and sexual aggression; Addresses modified CBT approaches for female, juvenile, and culturally diverse forensic populations; Covers emerging areas of forensic practices, including the integration of motivational interviewing and strength-based approaches; and Includes an assortment of worksheets, handouts, and exercises for practitioners to use with their clients.

Suggested Citation:

Van Dieten, M., & King, E. (2013). Advancing the use of CBT with justice-involved women. In R. C. Tafrate & D. Mitchell (Eds.), Forensic CBT: A handbook for clinical practice (pp. 329-353). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Publish Date: 
November 1, 2013
Author: 
URL: 
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119953286.html

Probation Violation Research & Technical Assistance

Duration: 
1/1/2009 - 1/31/2010
Abstract: 

The Justice Research Statistics Association (JRSA) has selected the Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) to conduct a study of probation revocations in Maine, and to provide data to JRSA for a multi-state study of parole/probation revocations. Maine proposes to examine all state probationers with a split (prison/jail and then probation) sentence in 2006 and analyze the probation violations and revocations over a 24 month period. The SAC will collaborate with JRSA to ensure that Maine data is standardized and conforms to an appropriate format for submission to JRSA.

Start Date: 
Thu, 2009-01-01
End Date: 
Sun, 2010-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
6 428

Connecticut State Court Improvement Program Assessment

Duration: 
1/27/2004 - 1/31/2006
Director: 
Karen Monahan
Principal Investigator: 
N. Diane Gout
Abstract: 

The purpose of this award is to conduct reassessment of Connecticut State Court Improvement Program. The intent is to examine the management of child protection cases and the effects of program improvements made pursuant to Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) and state legislation. The scope of services includes data collection and analysis from court automated systems; court observations; review of court records; and re iew of state statutes, court rules, policies and protocols.

Start Date: 
Tue, 2004-01-27
End Date: 
Tue, 2006-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
2 587

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