For too many people, domestic violence is a fact of daily life. Even when incidents do not occur on any given day, the possibility of such trauma can stress a victim out nearly as much as what they dread happening. Other times, recovering from abuse and the acts of covering it up to hide marks and bruises can add to the overall problem.
When authorities discover what is taking place, part of sentencing might include domestic violence classes. While victims receive support through groups directed toward their particular needs, including learning how to begin the emotional recovery, perpetrators also need to learn how to cope with the triggers that cause them to hurt their family.
Sentencing does not take a convicted perpetrator’s current obligations into consideration. Work and school, as well as other activities, might occur at the same time as scheduled classes. When this happens, court approved domestic violence … Read more