Barriers to Addressing Substance Abuse in Domestic Violence Court

Stephanie Riger, Larry W. Bennett, Rannveig Sigurvinsdottir

Rannsóknarafurð: Framlag til fræðitímaritsGreinritrýni

10 Tilvitnanir (Scopus)

Útdráttur

Substance abuse commonly co-occurs with intimate partner violence among both perpetrators and survivors. Specialized courts that focus on intimate partner violence provide a unique opportunity to address both problems simultaneously, but research has yet to identify whether this happens. In this qualitative study of a domestic violence court in a large midwestern metropolitan area, key informants were interviewed to understand how the Court treats substance abuse. Results indicate that substance abuse typically is not identified among perpetrators or survivors going through the Court unless it is mentioned in a police report. Barriers to such identification are the organization of the Court, bounded definition of actors' roles in the Court, limited resources, and negative attitudes towards survivors. These results suggest that specialized courts that attend to only one problem may overlook the possibility of addressing issues that commonly co-occur.

Upprunalegt tungumálEnska
Síður (frá-til)208-217
Síðufjöldi10
FræðitímaritAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Bindi53
Númer tölublaðs1-2
DOI
ÚtgáfustaðaÚtgefið - mar. 2014

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