This video is a part of the City of Shelter video series. This tape addresses the following:
Part 4D: The Prosecutors' Response (56:00 Minutes)
Incorporating actual trial footage, Part 4D addresses philosophical and legal issues involved in domestic violence cases, including recanting or uncooperative victims, threats and lack of clear physical injuries, incorporating prior bad acts, and most importantly changing attitudes among prosecutors; touches on recent DV case laws.
Part 4E: The Judicial Response (45:00 Minutes)
Judges talk about recanting victims, batterer manipulation, sentencing, no-drop policies, lethality reviews, full-faith and credit, setting bond, dedicated domestic violence courts, and court watch programs. In our research, lenient court systems were frequently cited as the greatest barrier to stopping the cycle of violence, yet, many judges realize the impact they can have on stopping violence in our communities.
Part 4F: Batterers' Intervention Response (18:00 Minutes)
The views of batterers, batterers' intervention specialists, judges, police officers, and prosecutors are heard in this exploration of the effectiveness of batterers' intervention programs. This section examines batterers’ intervention programs in the context of a coordinated community response, touching on such issues as length of intervention, accountability, and coordination with courts and probation. Please note that this section is not a comprehensive guide to current "best practices" in batterers' intervention counseling.