This article is excerpted from Mike Bobbitt, Robin Campbell, and Gloria L. Tate's longer report of the same name published by the Vera Institute of Justice in 2006. Only a very few state and federal institutions offer services that address domestic violence among inmates during incarceration, and a smaller number provide prevention services to those reentering or their families that could reduce the risk of intimate partner violence upon release. Furthermore, only a small portion of domestic violence perpetrators may be identified as needing related in-prison programming. In 2005, the Safe Return Initiative designed a series of roundtable discussions to highlight these important issues and develop appropriate responses. The resulting report stressed that attention must be paid to conducting interventions in a culturally competent manner both before and after release and building on existing family strengths while also offering support to protect families from safety risks.

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