خشونت خانگی و نیازهای آموزش عدالت کیفری کارکنان خدمات اجتماعی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|36152||2008||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||7431 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 36, Issue 2, May–June 2008, Pages 190–197
Domestic violence is a multifaceted problem that requires various agencies to work together to serve victims. Among other agencies that are involved in this collaborative effort, criminal justice officials must work with social services workers to ensure that cases are handled effectively. At the root of this collaborative effort, it is natural to question whether various parties have the knowledge needed to effectively respond to specific cases of domestic violence. In this study, attention was given to whether social workers possessed enough knowledge about various aspects of domestic violence, including information required to process domestic violence cases in the criminal justice system. In all, 186 social services worker supervisors in the Commonwealth of Virginia were asked to rate the level of knowledge they believed social services workers had regarding specific domestic violence topics with the level of knowledge workers they believed social workers needed regarding each domestic violence topic. Findings suggested that social services workers might have more problems dealing with the interpersonal nature of domestic violence cases than they do with the legal issues. At the same time, the supervisors suggested the workers knew less about specific legal options than they needed to know. Based on this, the authors suggest changes in training for all human services workers, including criminal justice officials and social workers.
Domestic violence is a multifaceted problem requiring collaborative efforts by human services workers serving domestic violence victims (Blakely and Dolon, 1991 and Dolon and Hendricks, 1989). On the one hand, domestic violence is a social problem. As such, domestic violence victims will need assistance from social services workers in regards to meeting various social needs. Among other things, these needs include help with basic health care needs, assistance staying safe in abusive relationships, help leaving abusive relationships, assistance getting public benefits, guidance in navigating the service network, and direction in developing parenting skills (Fugate et al., 2005 and Saltzman et al., 2005). On the other hand, domestic violence is a crime problem and the criminalization of domestic violence has resulted in different relationships between human services agencies (Johnson and Sigler, 2000 and Morgan et al., 2006). As a crime problem, domestic violence victims may have a different set of needs. They may need help navigating the court system, seeking protection orders, understanding their legal rights, and working with criminal justice officials (Payne & Gainey, 2006).