Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Mandated to Service: How to Best Serve Survivors Who are Forced to Use Our Services

This article explores the complexities of serving survivors when those survivors have been ordered to our services by other agencies - like CPS, the courts, or welfare offices. It leads the reader through a process of assessing current agency practice, looking at specific community pressures, understanding best practice, and re-fashioning agency policies and procedures as necessary.

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