A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Collaboration in Facility and Parole-Based Batterer Intervention Programming (Part 3)

January 12, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

The KDOC Office of Victim of Services Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) provides programming to inmates and parolees who are identified as domestic violence offenders. In collaboration, KDOC BIP coordinates a response to address domestic violence behavior by meeting the offender’s rehabilitation needs for successful supervision and increasing victim/partner safety. This webinar will provide an overview of facility and parole BIP services, help identify the stakeholders for the most effective collaboration and provide an inside lens to offender accountability.

During this session, we will:

  • Explore the practice of tailored accountability based on an offender’s motivation for using violence.
  • Identify victim advocacy support specific to domestic violence offenders’ victims and partners.
  • Provide an inside look into a BIP group session with incarcerated domestic violence offenders.

This is the first of a three-part series:


Presenters:

Jeri’ Greer is a Program Consultant-Victim Services Liaison II, for the Kansas Department of Corrections, Office of Victim Services.   She is Kansas State University alumni, earning a B.S. in Sociology emphasizing in Criminology. She has 20 years of advocacy experience working with children and adults in mental health, corrections, transitional age services and community education, and preventative arenas.  She is a current KOVA (Kansas Office of Victim Assistance) board member, Sedgwick County DV/SA Coalition member, and the current Chair of the Offender Accountability Meeting, a subcommittee of the Sg Co Coalition. She belongs to several community activist groups supporting the efforts to bring awareness on the impact of domestic violence in our communities both locally and nationally. She has worked for the Department of Corrections since 2016, where she provides advocacy to victims with offenders on Parole. She also assists victims who are partners of offenders who participate in KDOC BIP.  In addition, Jeri Greer has provided training to KDOC staff, community partnering agencies to enhance a coordinated community response specific to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the southern region of Kansas.

Danielle (Hunter) Thompson, LMSW graduated from Washburn University with bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Danielle currently works for the Kansas Department of Corrections, Office of Victim Services as the Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) Coordinator. Danielle started the first facility-based batterer intervention program in the State of Kansas at Lansing Correctional Facility. Danielle coordinates the facility-based BIP groups as well as the parole-based BIP groups for KDOC.