Event on Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Draws Big Crowd

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Nearly 120 attendees gathered for a Buechner Crime Briefing event on Feb. 13, 2015. A panel of experts discussed the recently released report “Colorado’s Innovative Response to Domestic Violence Offender Treatment: Current Achievements and Recommendations for the Future.”

The report examined the process and risk assessment tool (Domestic Violence Risk and Needs Assessment) used in Colorado to assign domestic violence offenders to treatment intensity levels at intake and the decision-making processes regarding treatment outcomes. Panelists for the discussion at the event included:

  • Ami Gerstner, Advocate Consultant
  • Ali Moaddeli, Probation Supervisor, 18th Judicial District
  • A. Mervyn Davies, DVOMB Approved Treatment Provider
  • Dr. Robert Segerstrom, Chair, Domestic Violence Offender Management Board

The Buechner Crime Briefing series aims to translate academic research into a format that is of greater use and value to those in the criminal justice field, policymakers, practitioners and the general public. “Colorado’s Innovative Response to Domestic Violence Offender Treatment: Current Achievements and Recommendations for the Future” was co-authored by:

  • Angela R. Gover, Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Co-Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Tara N. Richards, Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Baltimore
  • Elizabeth A. Tomsich, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Affairs and Social Research at Texas A&M International University

A PDF of the full report is available for download at the CCJRI website.



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