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The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is pleased to welcome you to this distance learning opportunity produced through a project funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U. S. Department of Justice. Intimate partner domestic violence victims suffer physical, emotional, sexual, and economic abuse perpetrated by current or former spouses and other intimate partners. This form of terrorism within homes affects not only intimate partners, but also children or other vulnerable adults living in these homes, neighbors and bystanders, and first responders who may be among those injured, killed, or emotionally traumatized at the hands of domestic violence perpetrators. Community corrections agencies and professionals who supervise defendants and offenders released in the community on pretrial release, probation supervision, or parole have a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the safety and well-being of domestic violence victims through effective supervision of domestic violence offenders. APPA has developed guidelines for the community supervision of domestic violence perpetrators that encourage a level of victim-centered supervision commensurate with the potential risk the offender represents rather than the criminal charges and convictions imposed (often misdemeanors).

Through this distance learning training, you will learn about the guidelines and recommended strategies for supervising domestic violence offenders to achieve the goals of increased victim safety, offender accountability, and offender behavior change.

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This Web site is supported by grant number 2001-WT-BX-K011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The American Probation and Parole Association does not provide assistance directly to victims or offenders in domestic violence cases. We do not provide referrals or information via e-mail due to privacy concerns. We do not have access to individual case records and cannot provide case-related advice, and information on this Web site should not be construed or interpreted as such. The American Probation and Parole Association is not responsible for the accuracy of information on other Web sites to which it links. If you need information about probation or parole contacts in your state, please go to

Help is Available
If you are in an abusive relationship, contact the
National Domestic Violence Hotline at
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
or 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
In Emergencies, dial 911