From the Battered Women’s Justice Project
Content: This webinar will explain the difference between Adolescent Domestic Battery & Intimate Partner Violence & the need for an alternative system & treatment response to this issue.
Adolescent Domestic Battery (ADB) is defined as a youth committing an act of violence against a parent, sibling, or other family member living in the home. These intra-family assaults result in many youth being arrested for DV under the definition of DV in many states.
According to data from the FBI’s National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS):
Half (51%) of ADBs victimized a parent & 1/4 (24%) victimized a sibling.
When against a parent, the parent was mostly likely the mother for both juvenile male (68%) & juvenile female offenders (81%). 48% of ADBs were arrested, compared with 31% of juvenile offenders who assaulted acquaintances & 32% who assaulted strangers.
The presenters will provide alternative “system responses” & “treatment responses” from projects implemented in Illinois & Florida.
Presenters: Robin Hassler Thompson, Consultant; Wendy Nussbaum, Executive Director of Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission.