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Supervision: Domestic Violence Program The Domestic Violence Program is an intense supervision and treatment program designed for domestic violence offenders involved in partner abuse. The program goal is to end the abuse (physical, emotional and sexual) and replace it with new thinking and behaviors, which will lead to healthy relationships. Emphasis is placed on victim safety, offender accountability, close monitoring and victim intervention. The program is comprised of three principal components: Enhanced Supervision, Victim Outreach and Offender Intervention Programming.

Enhanced Supervision:
  • Offender accountability
  • Victim Safety
  • Frequent field contacts by probation staff
  • Drug testing, breathalyzers
  • Enhanced relationships with local police and domestic violence advocates
  • Non-compliant probationers referred to the Domestic Violence Court Program
Victim Outreach:
  • Probation staff has frequent contact with the victims
  • Partnership with Chrysallis Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Grant partnership provides a victim advocate for the caseloads
Offender Intervention Program:
  • Offender participates in a minimum of a thirty-two (32) week offender intervention treatment program
  • Cognitive intervention
  • Focus on offender responsibility and accountability

For a case to be accepted for supervision, it must meet the criteria:

  • The present offense involves violence against a partner or family member regardless of the charge, or the defendant has a prior criminal history for domestic violence and there are current victim or partner safety concerns.
  • Defendants who are experiencing symptoms of diagnosed mood or thought disorders will be staffed for (dual) supervision.

For additional information, please call (602) 506-4916

Quick Reference: Domestic Violence
Typical Probationer Characteristics Program Characteristics
  • Present offense involved physical abuse of partner or stalking
  • Reporting instructions ordered for field/office visits, and community treatment
  • Defendant avoids responsibility and blames others (mostly the victim)
  • Financial responsibility fostered, including payment for restitution, fines, assessments, reimbursement, and probation service fees
  • Abusive history common (but not always reflected in criminal history)
  • Appropriate placement in community programs of assistance, counseling and/or therapy
  • Controlling individual - especially with family
  • Drug use prohibited and monitored
  • Extremely manipulative "master of deception: (may be a good probationer)
  • Supervision level is tied to overall risk to re-offend
  • Family viewed in terms of ownership
 
  • Behavior blamed on loss of control, alcohol, anger or other outside factors
 
  • Use of power to hide from feelings of inadequacy
 
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