Masterclass "Offender accountability and victim's safety" by James Henderson (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
31 January 2020
50 professionals of several organizations and professions toke part in this masterclass in Rotterdam. The masterclass focused on strengthening knowledge and offering new insights into the realization of behavioral change and increasing taking accountability by perpetrators of domestic violence, based on a victim-oriented approach.
In the Masterclass, questions such as:
- What is the primary responsibility of your role as a professional?
- Why the focus on 'accountability' among perpetrators and what does that mean?
- How do I discuss this and guarantee the safety of victims?
- How do I realize an effective and long-term behavioral change in offenders?
James Henderson, Director of Offender Accountability for the National U.S. Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, provides training in effective interviewing of perpetrators and victims of domestic violence.
During the Masterclass, James was supported by Pascale Franck and Bert Groen of the European Family Justice Center Alliance.