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Evidence-Based Community Supervision for Domestic Batterers

Evidence-Based Community Supervision for Domestic Batterers

  • Dr. Richard Johnson
    Chief Academic Officer
  • Webinar, N/A
  • Aug 15, 2023
Course Length:
  • 2-hour
Registration Fee:
    • $125.00 for the first attendee – $75.00 per each additional attendee

Many communities have reported a surge in family violence in recent years, resulting in higher probation and parole caseloads of domestic violence offenders. Are we supervising these unique offenders in the most effective and efficient manner? This webinar, designed for probation officers, parole officers, and batterer treatment staff, will examine the current social science research on the best evidence-based methods for supervising domestic violence offenders within the community. It will examine the research literature on differences in domestic violence offender types, their unique needs and risks, and the most effective methods for protecting public safety while attempting to lead the client to rehabilitation.

The course instructor, Dr. Richard Johnson, served a career addressing issues of family violence. He responded to domestic violence incidents and investigated domestic violence crimes as a military police officer with the U.S. Air Force, as a trooper with the Indiana State Police, and as a sworn criminal investigator in the domestic violence unit of the Kane County State’s Attorney Office in Illinois. He served as an intensive DV probation officer with the Illinois 16th Judicial Circuit and as a trainer for law enforcement and community corrections responses to family violence. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Johnson served as a faculty member with the University of Toledo and the University of Michigan Dearborn where he conducted extensive research on issues of domestic violence. Dr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy / criminal justice from Indiana University at South Bend, a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University, and a doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.      

Course Topics Covered:

  • Importance of understanding batterer thinking patterns
  • The Holtzworth-Munroe batter typology
  • How each batterer type responds to criminal justice system contact
  • How each batterer type responds to rehabilitation efforts
  • The batterer ‘Power and Control Wheel’
  • The batterer ‘Continuum of Control’
  • Successful community supervision programs for DV


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