- Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence
Juan Carlos Areán from Futures Without Violence speaks with Ed Heisler and Chris Godsey from Men As Peacemakers and Kourou Pich from HarborCOV Communities Overcoming Violence about restorative practices in abusive partner intervention as well as intimate partner violence cases more broadly. The group explores various aspects of restorative justice, such as accountability, indigenous cultural practices that inform this approach, and how communities can come together to heal from harm.
- Wraparound Services to Support Safety and Change
Juan Carlos Areán from Futures Without Violence speaks with Lisa Nitsch, Director of Training and Education at House of Ruth in Baltimore, and Tamaris Princi, Director of Abusive Partner Intervention Programs at the Urban Resource Institute in New York about holistic wraparound services for abusive partners.
- Rooted in Culture: Approaches to Abusive Partner Intervention in Native Communities
Juan Carlos Areán speaks with Aldo Seoane and Greg Grey Cloud, co-founders of Wica Agli, and Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell, the director of the National Native Coalition of Men’s Programs.
- Centering Survivor Voices in Abusive Partner Intervention
Juan Carlos Areán is joined by Carmen Pitre, executive director of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, and Cheryl Davis, former program director of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board.
- Building Pathways to Accountability in Abusive Partner Interventions
Juan Areán speaks with James Henderson, a former probation officer and facilitator of the Accountable Choices program in Michigan.
- Enhancing Faith-Based Responses in Abusive Partner Intervention
Juan Carlos Areán leads a discussion on the importance of engaging and partnering with faith leaders in the community response against domestic violence.
- Culture Matters: Grounding Abusive Partner Intervention Work in Culture and Community
Juan Carlos Areán from Futures Without Violence speaks with Jessica Nunan of Caminar Latino, and Lee Giordano of Men Stopping Violence.
- In Practice: Taking a Holistic Approach with Domestic Violence Offenders
James Henderson, former probation officer and a consultant with the Battered Women's Justice Project, and Aeron Muckala, a corrections agent for the Minnesota Department of Corrections in Bemidji, Minnesota, discuss how probation departments are meeting the challenges of difficult and often high-risk domestic violence cases.
- Addressing Trauma Through Abusive Partner Intervention Programs
Juan Carlos Areán from our partner Futures Without Violence, speaks with Terri Strodthoff, executive director of the Alma Center, and Steve Halley, director of the Family Peace Initiative, about the growing recognition of the need to address underlying trauma in work with people who cause harm and incorporating trauma-informed practices and strategies into abusive partner intervention programs.
- Abusive Partner Interventions for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Juan Carlos Areán is joined by Mary Case, Manager of the Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Cat Shugrue dos Santos, Deputy Executive Director for Programs at the NYC Anti-Violence Project. They discuss the importance of applying an intersectional lens when intervening on intimate partner violence within LGBTQIA+ communities. They highlight the ways that oppression, discrimination, and bias perpetuate violence within the LGBTQIA+ community and the role addressing those collective traumas plays in the process of healing and accountability within abusive partner intervention programs.
- The Science of Hope
Juan Carlos Areán is joined by Dr. Charvonne Holliday, assistant professor in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, attorney Casey Gwinn, President of the Alliance for Hope International, and Dr. Chan Hellman, professor at the Ann and Harry Zara School of Social Work and Director of the Hope Research Center of the University of Oklahoma. The group discusses the science of hope and how it can be applied to intimate partner violence. Together, they address how past trauma, structural inequalities, and other stressors can affect hope in one's life, and how hope can be measured in a way that paves a path forward.
- Creating Holistic Abusive Partner Intervention Programming: A View of the Field
In this episode of In Practice, Rob Wolf discusses the history, trends, and current innovations in the abusive partner intervention field with Juan Carlos Areán, program director of Children and Youth Programs at Futures Without Violence. They highlight the Abusive Partner Accountability and Engagement Training and Technical Assistance Project, a collaboration between the Center for Court Innovation and Futures Without Violence to help communities enhance their responses to people who cause harm through intimate partner violence.
- Prioritizing Self-Reflection: Using Self-Reflection to Create Models of Accountability
In this episode, Juan Carlos Areán of Futures Without Violence speaks with Jojopahmaria Nsoroma, owner and steward of Higher Expectations Consulting Collaborative, and James Encinas, Spanish program facilitator and trainer at the Family Peace Initiative, about the importance of self-reflection in facilitating abusive partner intervention programs. The group explores the ways in which engaging in ongoing self-reflection is an essential part of a facilitator's work in order to create a model of accountability for facilitators and participants alike.
- Centering Racial Justice in Abusive Partner Intervention
Juan Carlos Areán speaks with Amirthini Keefe, executive director of the Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) in Minneapolis, and Sadie Cunningham, intervention and prevention program therapist at DAP, about centering racial justice in abusive partner intervention programs and organizations. The group discusses how survivors and people who cause harm are affected by oppression and how centering racial justice can create holistic interventions for people who cause harm.