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Colorado's innovative response to domestic violence offender treatment : current achievements and recommendations for the future
Gover, Angela R.
Richards, Tara N.
Tomsich, Elizabeth A.
Buechner Institute for Governance.
University of Colorado, Buechner Institute for Governance
Domestic violence (DV) is the manipulative attempt by one person to obtain power and control over his or her intimate partner through a coercive, systematic pattern of abusive behavior. The intense emotional involvement between the victim, offender, and oftentimes children, distinguishes DV from other types of crime. The purpose of DV offender treatment in Colorado is to increase victim and community safety by reducing offender risk of recidivism. Treatment provides the offender with the opportunity or personal change by challenging destructive core beliefs and teaching positive cognitive-behavioral skills. Colorado's reputation as one of the most progressive states in Colorado's reputation as one of the most progressive states in differentiated, non-time-driven approach to offender treatment.
by Angela R. Gover, Tara N. Richards, and Elizabeth A. Tomsich.
Online resource; title from PDF cover (viewed May 2018)
Family violence--Prevention--Government policy
1 online resource (18 pages) : illustrations