During this session, the presenter will discuss the implications of criminally charging victims of intimate partner violence as domestic violence offenders. She will draw from her experience as both a crime victim advocate and a probation officer supervising male and female intimate partner violence offenders. The presentation will provide advocates, law enforcement officers, court personnel and allied professionals with the information necessary to identify and support to this unique population.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Explore the history and intentions of the criminal justice’s response to intimate partner violence.
- Recognize the unique challenges victims of intimate partner violence face when criminally charged with assaulting their abusers.
- Describe the benefit of taking a trauma-informed approach when working with victims of intimate partner violence who are involved in the criminal justice system as offenders