November 16, 2017

Treatment in Cases of Child Abuse & Domestic Violence

AUGUST 1996

RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association encourages courts to ensure that counseling, treatment, advocacy and other assistance are made available to child victims of abuse and domestic violence through all available means including the imposition of fines, restitution, and court orders;

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association encourages courts, in appropriate circumstances, to require the perpetrators of child abuse and domestic violence to undergo counseling and other treatment;

FURTHER RESOLVED, that in those jurisdictions where courts do not presently have adequate authority to implement the foregoing recommendations, the American Bar Association encourages state and territorial legislatures to enact enabling legislation.