Identifying and Supervising Victims of Intimate Partner Violence


Monday, February 26, 2024
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Session Type: Workshop

Probation, parole, and pretrial services officers can play an important role in identifying and addressing the needs of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) under community supervision. In addition, due to the nature of the work that officers do and the access that they have to the homes and lives of the individuals they supervise, they are also in a unique situation to recognize potential unreported cases of IPV. This session will discuss the ways community supervision provides support and safety for IPV victims through the application of Risk, Needs & Responsivity; case planning; and supervision. The presenters will share case experiences to help illustrate the complexity and flexibility needed when working with this population. Bring your tough cases and we will leave time to talk through scenarios and brainstorms options together as a group.


Gillian Clark
Probation Officer II, Coconino County Adult Probation

Gillian Clark graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Promotions. She is a Lead Probation Officer at the Coconino County Adult Probation Department in Arizona. She has supervised different caseloads that include rural populations, domestic violence offenders, and Interstate Compact transfers. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks amongst the ponderosa pines with her daughters and dog named Kitty.

Michelle Hart, MPA
Probation Consultant, Michelle Hart Consulting, LLC

Michelle Hart, M.P.A., worked in the field of probation, in Coconino County, AZ, for nearly 28 years; retiring in June 2021. During her tenure as a probation officer, she worked in various areas of supervision, such as juvenile probation, adult intensive probation and treatment courts. In 2010, Ms. Hart became a Probation Supervisor, and 2016, became the Deputy Chief of her department; the position she held at retirement. Throughout her career, Ms. Hart has held a passion for training in the field of probation supervision and treatment courts, along with implementing best practices to achieve the best outcomes for both officers and the clients served. In addition to training within her department, she has trained throughout the state of Arizona and nationally. Ms. Hart currently serves as a Faculty Consultant for All Rise; a position she began in 2012. She is a certified trainer in the areas of domestic violence supervision, motivational interviewing and the GAINS Center’s curriculum on Trauma Informed Criminal Justice Responses. Ms. Hart is also a certified facilitator in the criminal thinking program Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) and National Curriculum and Training Institute’s cognitive behavior curriculums and Real Colors facilitator. Additionally, she has been trained in EPICS-II and SUSTAIN. Ms. Hart has been a board member of the Arizona Association of Drug Court Professionals since 2009, previously serving as Vice President and President. She also currently serves on the Advisory Board for the National Treatment Court Resource Center, and the Advisory Council for the Rural Justice Collaborative.