Probation

Community Corrections Response to Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Practice – 2009
A project of the American Probation and Parole Association, this manual was published in May of 2009. It provides a series of guidelines for community corrections professionals that support a proactive community supervision approach for domestic violence cases. It compiles the conceptual information and practical tools to develop or enhance effective programs.

 

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District Court Pre-Sentencing Report – Henderson
This document outlines what should be included in a defendant’s report before sentencing. It includes the defendant’s version of what happened in the incident, any prior arrests or convictions, family background, marital history, children, education, work history, weapons, physical and mental health, substance abuse, the victim’s statements and recommendations the probation officer may have.

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Domestic Violence Order of Conditional Release and Bond Information Form – State of Michigan – 2004
Created by the State of Michigan District Court, this is the Domestic Violence Order of Conditional Release Form. It outlines the possible conditions of release and the terms of the bond for the defendant in a case of domestic violence.

 

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Domestic Violence Victim Information Form – Washtenaw County
Created by Washtenaw County, the Domestic Violence Information Form outlines the guide for a meeting between an officer and a victim in a case of domestic violence. The victim is provided with facts regarding her rights, what the court can and cannot do, probation’s role, safety planning, and more.

 

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Identifying Future Risk Indicators – Henderson
Created by James Henderson, this list of risk factors was compiled from various authors and researchers in the field of domestic violence. The worksheet acts as an assessment tool for probation officers to identify future risk factors for those victimized by domestic violence.

 

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Identifying Power and Control Tactics – Henderson
Created by James Henderson, this worksheet was created from the power and control wheel of the Duluth program and from various other questionnaires. It is used by probation officers to assess the history and pattern of abuse or coercive behavior through interviews with both the victim and the defendant. If used properly it can educate the victim and defendant on what constitutes abuse and can help identify power and control tactics.

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Probation Question Template – Henderson
This Pre-Sentence Report includes a long list of investigator’s questions which touch upon prior arrests and convictions, family background, marital history, children, education, work history, financial situation, military, weapons history, physical health, mental health, substance abuse, and more.

 

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