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Rus Ervin Funk, MSW.  Responding to reports  Being victim-supportive  Holding men who are violent accountable  Working collaboratively with victim-service.

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1 Rus Ervin Funk, MSW

2  Responding to reports  Being victim-supportive  Holding men who are violent accountable  Working collaboratively with victim-service advocates  Your role (both officially and in their other roles in live and in the community) to encourage other men and boys to prevent violence against women

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4  Legal definition  Victim-centered/feminist definition

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6  Legal definition  Focus on incidence  Focus on violence” or imminent threat  Victim-centered/feminist definition  Focus on context  Focus on dynamics

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8 Fear Love Lack of support Self-blame Internalized anger Doesn’t want to leave – End abuse, not relationship It could get worse It might get better He needs me Blame from others Shame

9 Witnessed as a child Anger issues Mental illness Substance use/abuse Depression Low self-esteem Inability to express his feelings Communication issues He doesn’t know any better… …He Chooses to

10  Gathering evidence  Secure the scene  Creating a relationship  Understand victim dynamics  There is no “set” victim response

11  Separate parties  Understand victim dynamics  Initial disclosure is the tip of the iceberg  She’s protecting herself, the children and him  Her minimizing behaviors  Operating out of self-blame  Look for children  Observe evidence  Assess for safety

12  Safe to be angry  Minimizes the threats

13  Notice and respond to threats  Monitor the victim’s responses to the process

14  Work with prosecutors as a team  Immediate accountability  Ensuring follow through  Create a system of accountability  Build in ways to alter charges and sentencing based on additional information that comes from the victim (or others)

15  Advocates are your allies (although with distinct roles and priorities)  The more supportive victims feel  The more willing they are to follow through with the legal process  You’ll get more details and likely more crimes  The more confidence they will have with you  The more satisfied they will feel with the process (regardless of outcome)  Your success (convictions and sentences) will be higher  Higher rate of community satisfaction and support

16 You’re called to investigate a Domestic Violence situation. Both parties have injuries, and have been drinking. He is relatively calm and cooperative, she is highly emotional, angry and somewhat combative. o What assumptions are you making based on this information? o What additional information do you need? o How are you going to get it?

17 She has a black eye a bloody lip and possibly a broken hand. He has scratches on his neck and face and bruises on his chest. o What assumptions are you making based on this information? o What additional information do you need? o How do you identify offensive vs defensive wounds?

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19  A lack of identification with the victim.  A perception of the situation as one that calls for violence.  A decision to act violently  The means of doing harm to the other person.

20 As part of the legal system  Understand the role of secondary prevention to primary prevention  Reducing all crime (and violence) is a part of your mandate

21 As men & women in the community  You also have other roles in the community  Not everyone has to do everything, but everyone has to do one thing  How can you, in these other roles, work to prevent violence against women in your communities?  Take a pledge  Model  Educate/raise awareness about prevention  Develop leadership  organize

22 Rus Ervin Funk PO box 4878 Louisville, KY (502)


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