As DUI Evaluators, you might wonder why you would need to
know anything about domestic violence.
As you will learn, there is a strong link between substance and domestic
violence, but more importantly, the effect on those living with the
violence. We recognize that as
evaluators, you only have a limited amount of time to conduct an
assessment. We also recognize that the
assessment tool that is utilized does not allow for the gathering of much
information related to domestic violence.
However, a fair percentage of your clientele is either a perpetrator or
victim, and they might disclose information that could be useful to conducting
a thorough assessment and an informed recommendation.
On a more personal note, most of us know someone who is a
victim or a perpetrator. Knowing how to
help and be supportive is essential.
Additionally, many women have no idea that they are in a battering
relationship because they are not physically abused. Knowledge of the other types of abuse may
enable you to assist in identifying a battering relationship and ending the