Anne E. Menard has been executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a statewide network of community-based domestic violence programs, since 1987. She serves as a member of the Connecticut Interagency Family Violence Response Committee.
Part 1. The policy debate. Judicial response to family violence: The importance of message
Article first published online: 11 SEP 2007
Copyright © 1990 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 293–302, Summer 1990
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Menard, A. E. and Salius, A. J. (1990), Part 1. The policy debate. Judicial response to family violence: The importance of message. Mediation Quarterly, 7: 293–302. doi: 10.1002/crq.3900070403
- Issue published online: 11 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 11 SEP 2007
Connecticut's Family Violence Prevention and Response Act has brought about dramatic changes in the way police, the courts, and service providers coordinate their efforts and respond to incidents of violence within families. The fundamental premises and collaborative process integral to the successful restructuring of Connecticut's family violence response are highly relevant to the current debate on the use of mediation with battered women and their abusive partners.