Checklist to Promote Perpetrator Accountability in Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence.

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National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
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Fact Sheet
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This Accountability Checklist complements the Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence (Reasonable Efforts Checklist) by providing specialized information to hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable in child protection cases. The Checklist will help judges: (1) Gather information needed to enhance decision-making on accountability issues; (2) Assess the risk posed by perpetrators to lessen perpetrator-generated safety threats to children and victim parents; (3) Review and tailor service plans to hold perpetrators accountable in ways that promote safety and compliance with orders; (4) Evaluate treatment options to enhance perpetrators' capacity to change; (5) Strengthen judicial decision-making about placement and visitation of children to increase the safety of children and victim parents; and (6) Craft judicial policies and practices that promote the accountability of perpetrators and the safety of victim parents and children. (Author abstract)

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