Ends Statements

  1. There will be a significant emphasis on the rights of survivors ensuring their safety, confidentiality, and autonomy.
  2. There will be a significant emphasis on holding batterers accountable through consistent graduated legal consequences for their behaviors.
  3. There will be a significant emphasis on community education/advocacy which will result in a knowledgeable public, effective legislation and appropriate advocacy efforts utilized on behalf of survivors to ensure their safety, justice, and autonomy.
  4. There will be significant emphasis on systems responses.
  5. There will be a significant emphasis on enabling the organizational success of domestic violence programs and prime sponsors to ensure appropriate outcomes to victims, their families, and the community.

To achieve these goals/ends statements the enabling legislation mandates the Domestic Violence Board to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Provide funding to community-based agencies for domestic violence prevention and treatment.
    • Develop standards for operation of victim service programs.
    • Provide technical assistance to service providers.
    • Conduct research to identify means of domestic violence prevention and treatment.
    • Assist the state police in setting up a reporting system for law enforcement agencies.
    • Carry out educational efforts targeted to both the public and relevant professionals.
    • Advocate for policies and procedures that will improve the treatment of domestic violence victims.
    • Advise the legislature and governor.