Pretrial Strategy for Handling Intimate Partner Violence Cases

October 1, 2018 | By Marina Duane & Carla Vasquez-Noriega

Urban Institute

Pretrial supervision agencies are well positioned to manage or mitigate such risks by monitoring some aggressors in the community. Buncombe County, North Carolina, was one of the first counties in the country to develop and pilot a specialized pretrial protocol for such supervision. This case study highlights Buncombe County’s experience implementing the protocol, examines the early outcomes and implementation challenges, builds upon the scant research in the United States about the effective pretrial supervision of IPV cases, and charts a course for other localities that seek to institute an effective coordinated response.


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