Domestic violence recently attracted international media attention because of the of high profile status of the victims and abusers (e. g. Ray Rice, Nicole Simpson, Rihanna, and Chris Brown). The remainder of the victims remains nameless and faceless, while one in four women experiences abuse during their lifetime. Domestic abuse is also one of the leading causes of homelessness. Spouses or partners murder one in three of all women who die by homicide. Domestic violence continues to rise among women of all races, social status, and ages ("Safe Horizon", 2014). This paper is the study of how crisis intervention in regard to services is provided to victims of domestic violence. The study includes a summary of how the role of the government agent differs from that of a social worker regarding skills, characteristics, and actions.
The paper also contains detailed information pertaining to general attributes and expertise required to convey mental health and crisis intervention effectively. The three tiers of the criminal justice system are instrumental in uncovering cases of abuse, mitigating through intervention, and punishing batterers. The paper summarizes the roles of the criminal justice system pertaining to policing, courts, and corrections regarding domestic violence.
Services provided for victims of domestic violence
Services provided to domestic violence victims vary from region to region within the United States. All states provide what the writer considers to be the most important in regard to the well-being of the victims. Discovery, counseling, medical, mental well-being, and safety are of the utmost important to the victims.
The discovery of domestic violence usually happens through contact with...