Wednesday, August 19
From Arrest to Accountability: The Critical Role of Probation in a CCR
An important consideration in determining the appropriate conditions of a defendant's release to probation is the history of violence, the severity of the current offense, and the risk of continued violence the defendant poses to the victim and the public. Probation officers need to establish a picture of the history, severity, and risk that uses all available sources of information to include as much detail as possible. CCRs can help position probation to make the most effective recommendations (in other words, controls on the defendant's behavior that will enhance the safety of the victim and make re-offense less likely) through information gathered from 911 through case processing. Join us as Jen and Denise discuss how to:
- maximize the ability of the state to gain a measure of control over a domestic violence offender;
- use that control to intervene quickly when there are new acts of violence, intimidation or coercion;
- shift the burden of holding the offender accountable for violence or abuse from the victim to the system; and
- examine linkages between probation and Batterer Intervention Programs to enhance offender accountability.