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For additional information about batterer’s intervention programs, visit Futures Without Violence at: http://wwwIXWXUHVZLWKRXWYLROHQFHRUJXVHUÂżOHVÂżOHFKLOGUHQBDQGB families/batterer%20intervention%20meeting%20report.pdf ,QVHUW information on your state’s batterer’s intervention program. Links to state proJUDPVFDQEHIRXQGDWhttp://www.biscmi.org/other_resources/state_standards.html. 11) Animal cruelty and domestic violence Some abusers harm or threaten to harm pets as a technique to control intimate partners and children. Animal abuse sends the message, “you may be next.â€? Knowing that a pet may be injured also makes it harder for someone who cares about the animal to leave. Individuals with no empathy for the suffering of animals or the distress of their owners are capable of domestic violence. Animal abuse is a criminal offense and a sign of serious psychopathology. People responsible for animal cruelty commit other criminal offenses at a rate greater than 300% higher than those who are not involved in animal abuse. For additional information visit the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) at: http://wwwDVSFDRUJÂżJKWDQLPDOFUXHOW\GRPHVWLFYLROHQFH and-animal-cruelty.aspx. 12) Domestic violence and guns Domestic violence involving a gun is 12 times more likely to result in a death than family violence in which no gun is involved. Two-thirds of domestic violence homicides are FDUULHGRXWZLWKÂżUHDUPV Federal and state laws prohibit a perpetrator of domestic violence from possessing a firearm. )RUIXUWKHULQIRUPDWLRQRQÂżUHDUPVDQGGRPHVWLFYLROHQFHYLVLWhttp://aja.ncsc.dni.us/ courtrv/cr39-2/cr39-2mitchellcarbon.pdf. 32164-rcm_2-2 Sheet No. 59 Side A

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