Intervening in Violent Homes

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

in Violence in the Home

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165180
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864966 | DOI:
 Intervening in Violent Homes

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This chapter examines a number of intervention strategies intended to identify, intervene in, and treat violence in the home including state level interventions such as mandatory reporting mechanisms, protective agency service laws, criminal sanctions, protective orders, and specialized courts. Services for crime victims are reviewed including crime victim compensation programs, safe housing, crisis intervention, therapy, and advocacy as well as specific treatment programs for offenders.

Keywords: child protective services; protective orders; specialized courts; court-appointed special advocates; ombudsman; hotlines; child advocacy centers; crime victim compensation; safe housing; crisis response teams

Chapter.  12036 words. 

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