National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

In Love or In Trouble: Examining Ways Court Professionals Can Better Respond to Victims of Adolescent Partner Violence

Authors: 
Hyman, J. E. M.,
Lucibello, W.,
Meyer, E.
Type: 
Journal Article
Year Published: 2010
Organization: 
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Series: 
Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 61(4); 17-37: Fall 2010
Source: 
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Abstract: 

These authors explore adolescent partner violence and the responses to that violence from the legal system. They also identify some of the challenges in responding to adolescent partner violence and strategies professionals can consider when responding to victims and perpetrators of adolescent partner violence. In Part I, the authors examine the terminology, prevalence, and nature of adolescent partner violence. In Part II, they review the limited role the legal system currently plays in responding to adolescent partner violence and describe the innovative approaches of the Santa Clara County (California) Juvenile Domestic and Family Violence Court and the Brooklyn (New York) Youth Offender Domestic Violence Court, two of the country's first adolescent-oriented domestic violence courts. In Part III, the authors discuss the need for greater court involvement and suggest a larger role court professionals can play in responding to adolescent partner violence.

Availability: 
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, P.O. Box 8970 Reno, NV 89507; Telephone: (775)784-6012; E-mail: <staff@ncjfcj.org; Website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-6988.2010.01049.x/abstract
Notes: 
Publication is available on the Internet for a fee
Accession Number: 
19228