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Domestic Violence Surrogate Dialogue

March 21, 2010


Each participant:

  1. Must be embedded in counseling and have a scheduled plan to continue their counseling after the program;

  2. Must be referred to the program by their counselor; and

  3. Has the choice of either their counselor or a different approved support person attend each session with them.

Counselors of the proposed surrogates discuss in detail the domestic
violence circumstances and history of their clients with the survivor
or offender coordinator to determine if they would be good candidates
to participate with each other in a dialogue session. Further, they ensure that the participants have no previous relationship with the survivors and offenders involved in both cases.


Washington County Community Corrections (WCCC), located within the
Washington County Courthouse, Hillsboro, Oregon, provides a meeting
site for all DVSD events.

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