Screening, Assessment, and Intervention Model for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration and Co-Occurring Combat-Related Conditions

December 1, 2017 | By Glenna Tinney & April Gerlock

The Battered Women's Justice Project

The United States was at war in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade. Over 2.7 million people served in one or both of these war zones, including an unprecedented number of National Guard and Reserve personnel. Many experienced multiple deployments, extended tours, and decreased breaks from combat. The veterans of these deployments return to their spouses, children, families, and communities with visible and invisible injuries, such as combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). A small but growing number are becoming involved with the criminal justice system for a range of crimes, including intimate partner violence (IPV).

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